Book Shelves for Mental health books

Mental Health Books: Reccos from Therapist and Author Meera Haran Alva

By Meera Haran Alva There many books that have influenced me and some that I have recently discovered, which have added value to my life.   ALSO READ: Mental Health Book Reccos by Author and Editor Himanjali Sankar   I love the series of books by Harriet Lerner, I highly recommend her book titled ‘The […]

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Healthy Brains Global Initiative Invites Lived Experience Council Applications

As many mental health stakeholders, advocates and organisations highlight the need to center discourse on Mental Health and Mental Illness around lived experience, here is a message from the Healthy Brains Global Initiative, which seeks to “mobilize US$10 billion for brain health research that will ultimately benefit people living with neurological and mental health disorders”, […]

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Loneliness, Isolation, Burn-out: Why Covid-19 Frontline Healthcare Workers Need Their Own Helpline

While the entire country struggles with the ramifications of the Covid-19 pandemic, it’s perhaps not surprising that front line healthcare workers are dealing with the brunt of the issue. iCALL, TISS with the support of the United Nations Population Fund (UNFPA) launched a dedicated multilingual counselling helpline “SWAASTHI” earlier this year for healthcare providers and […]

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World Mental Health Day 2020: Let’s Talk

  This World Mental Health Day 2020, do check out an important converstaion that centers around lived experience and the art — books and music — created from very personal journeys. Featuring the wonderful Shreevatsa Nevatia, author of ‘How to Travel Light’, Shubhrata Prakash, author of ‘The D Word’, musicians Lil Todu and Bluesanova, the artists […]

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Book Shelves for Mental health books

Mental Health Books: Reccos from Author and Editor Himanjali Sankar

By Himanjali Sankar Mathematics has always let me down and I find I listed 6 books when asked for five but decided to go along with it since couldn’t decide which one to eliminate. The books are ordered chronologically according to year of publication. The Yellow Wallpaper (1892) – by Charlotte Perkins Gilman, is a […]

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Surviving Suicide Loss: A First-Person Account with Dr Nandini Murali

Dr. Nandini Murali is a survivor of Suicide Loss, and the Director of SPEAK, an initiative of the MS Chellamuthu Trust and Research Foundation, Madurai, set up to create safe supportive spaces for conversations on Suicide and promote Mental Health. Here is an e-interview where she shares some of her journey, and why we all […]

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Let’s Talk Mental Health: A Series of Conversations

We curated a 4-part series to Talk about Mental Health for Roli Pulse, featuring some wonderful speakers, looking to demystify Mental Health and explore various important themes. You can watch each of the four episodes here or bookmark, and keep an eye out for shorter excerpts!     Talking Mental Health: Episode 1 Why We […]

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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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