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Covid-19 and You: Grief, Mental Health and Julian Barnes’ Nothing to Be Frightened Of

By Arpita Das We are being told by mental health practitioners and armchair experts time and again as the pandemic rages that what we are feeling right now, this heaviness, the lassitude, the pain in our gut, is grief. As if grief were as novel an experience as the novel coronavirus. So novel, we would […]

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Affirmations in the time of Covid-19: I Allow Myself to Transform

By Adwaita Das     The world is facing enormous changes in industry and lifestyle. We are manoeuvring with new modes of existence. Change can be good. Yes, it can be disorienting. But, we can emerge evolved. It is ok to allow this transformation towards wellness.     Check Out More Affirmations by Adwaita Das […]

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Covid-19 and You: Therapist Dr Shelja Sen Shares a Message for the Batch of 2020

We asked noted Child & Adolescent Psychologist and Family Therapist, Dr Shelja Sen, a noted author and co-founder of Children First, to share her thoughts for the Batch of 2020 and their parents. Here is her message below! Do read or watch, share with those who might want to hear this, and stay well, stay […]

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You are Unique: A Therapist’s Message to the Class of 2020

By Varkha Chulani I’m addressing the graduating class of 2020, congratulations on your graduation! You must remember at this time when the world has turned on its head and Covid-19 has disrupted every aspect of life, you are a unique graduate!     You are unique because of this pandemic, you will be able to […]

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Dealing with Anxiety during Covid-19

Many of us are feeling anxious, distressed, and overwhelmed. It’s ok to feel this way. Please do reach out to a trained mental health expert to speak to someone if you need to. Also Read: Managing Anxiety during Covid-19 Thanks to Simon and Schuster India, publishers of our Mindscape series of books (including forthcoming titles […]

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Book 2 in the Mindscape Series: Young Mental Health

So excited to announce that our second book in the Mindscape series, Young Mental Health co-authored by me, Amrita Tripathi and Meera Haran Alva, is coming soon! Please check out our cool cover here designed by Mridu Agarwal of Simon and Schuster India!       More info #ComingSoon!

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We are in This Together: Dr Karan Thakur on The Health Collective

We had shared a while ago that we would love to hear from you, yes you! You’re Not Alone: Sharing your Thoughts in Solidarity Without making this just a symbolic gesture, or sharing empty words, we do want you to know that you’re Not Alone. Today, am delighted to share more from Dr Karan Thakur […]

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Coming Up: Webinar on Mental Health and Reporters

Calling all reporters and journalists! Do register for free at: http://bit.ly/2yK5fif to join a Webinar on Reporting and Mental Health. This is in partnership between Sangath, the Schizophrenia Research Foundation and The Health Collective. Hear from reporters on the challenges on reporting around Covid-19 and from wonderful speakers with advice, insight and tips: Manoj Chandran […]

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Affirmations in the time of Covid-19: It is Ok To Accept Support

By Adwaita Das     In the face of distress, the people of the planet have united as one. We are here for each other – strangers and beloveds. It is ok to ask for help. These are trying times. It is ok to accept the support we get. Check Out More Affirmations by Adwaita […]

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I Allow Healing Thoughts: An Affirmation for You

By Adwaita Das     These are trying times when we have to be sensitive to ourselves. It is fine to feel fragile. It is normal to feel despair. It is also ok to allow healing thoughts.   Check Out More Affirmations by Adwaita Das About the artist: Adwaita is an author-filmmaker-artist. Her books Colours […]

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