Woman Train Anxious

Your Stories: What It’s Like to Deal With an Anxiety Disorder

What does it feel like to have Anxiety? Is it any easier to talk to friends and loved ones about Anxiety these days, or has the popular use of the words anxiety and depression made things a bit more complicated? The Health Collective’s Amrita Tripathi speaks to journalist and commentator Pragya Tiwari for a first-person […]

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Anxiety and Us: What We Need to Know

By Amrita Tripathi I interviewed Dr Soumitra Pathare of the Centre for Mental Health Law and Policy, ILS Pune, for a book I’m working on called ‘The Age of Anxiety’ (co-authored with psychologist Kamna Chhibber). You can read more about the latest in the book series here. ALSO READ: Five Tips to Talk about Mental […]

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Emotions and Healing

Five Tips to Talk About Mental Health Responsibly

We know the feeling — things are moving so fast that it’s sometimes hard to keep up with all the guidelines on commenting/ sharing responsibly when it comes to a topic you are so passionate about… A topic that’s often in the middle of a blindingly urgent news cycle, a news cycle that itself doesn’t […]

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Music and you

Covid-19 and You: Tunes for Troubled Times

By Ilina Acharya The Covid-19 world has changed the topography of how we lead our lives. It has also triggered anxiety and affected our mental health. Uncertainty and the resulting stress can take over the mindscape. My oxygen mask for stress is music. It automatically soothes and calms me. Songs take you back to who […]

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Solo’s Sadventures 12: Things some ‘friends’ say

  Check out more Sadventures by Solo About the Artist: Solo is a writer and cartoonist from Bangalore. She likes reading comics, playing video games and binge-watching Netflix. Her life would have been rather unremarkable had it not been for her BPD fuelled imagination. She also has 4 cats. Views Expressed are Personal. The Health Collective is not […]

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Affirmations on the Health Collective

Positive Affirmation: I Appreciate Myself

By Adwaita Das     Have you looked in the mirror and told yourself “I love you”? Each one of us is doing so much. We deserve our appreciation. Let’s give ourselves our love and acceptance.   Check out more Affirmations by Adwaita Das on the site and in our new book Young Mental Health […]

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Mental Health and Books

Learning to Grieve with Joan Didion’s The Year of Magical Thinking

By Arpita Das Grief lives in the body, someone said. After my father’s death I began to understand what that insightful set of words meant. At inopportune moments, especially in a closed room with several people, I would feel my chest contracting till I felt I had to fall back on the Lamaze breathing I […]

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Mindscape 2: Young Mental Health Book Excerpt

As you may have heard, our new book on Young Mental Health is out. It’s nothing if not a massive, collective endeavour. We wanted to share some of the insights, and the solid, moving foreword that Dr Amit Sen shared with us.   FOREWORD BY DR AMIT SEN* I remember when I decided to pursue […]

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Affirmation: I Allow Myself to Express Myself

By Adwaita Das       In this evolving world, we are adjusting to changes, reorienting ourselves in spaces. It is essential that we express our truth. The truth can bring revolution. The truth can heal.   Check out more Affirmations by Adwaita Das right here and in our new book Young Mental Health, for […]

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Mindscape Series: New Book on Young Mental Health Launched

We did it! Book 2 in the Mindscape Series: Young Mental Health has been released. It was so wonderful to have a stellar panel to launch our book. Buy Book Two in the Mindscape series: Young Mental Health We promised a fab panel and that’s what we got — an authentic, informative conversation with my […]

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