Grey Hours: A Psychologist and Survivor’s Journey Through Depression

By Scherezade Siobhan A decade ago, when I was swept by a giant wave of major depressive disorder (MDD), I would step out of my room every morning with a well-rehearsed nonchalance, a permanent scowl to insert suitable distance between myself and anyone else who would ask me how I was doing, and mostly unironed […]

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Your Stories: A Message on Healing

सुनिये मानसिक स्वस्थ के एक छोटी कहानी, एक पत्रकार अनंत झणाणें की ज़ुबानी मुझे यह बताते हुए बेहद ख़ुशी है की @healthcollectif की बदौलत मैं अपनी #मेंटलहीलथ की चुनौतियों को परखने में और उनका समाधान तलाशने मैं कामयाब हो रहा हूँ। @amritat और उनकी टीम के दो साल की मेहनत उन्हें मानसिक स्वास्थ्य के समाधान ढूँढने में […]

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Mental Health and the LGBTQ+ Community

By Devanik Saha The Lalit Hospitality Group on Sunday organised a seminar on ‘Understanding LGBTQ+ community from a mental health perspective. This was done in collaboration with the Indian Psychiatric Society and HealthCare Professionals for Queer India (HPQI), a collective which works to sensitise health care workers to the LGBTQ+ community’s health care needs. So […]

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Holding the Rain: Short Film Aims to Fight Stigma

The Health Collective speaks to Stewart Hannah, a filmmaker from Scotland who recently released Holding the Rain, a 2 minute silent film aimed at raising awareness about OCD. Stewart says he’s been fascinated by story-telling and filming since childhood, and graduated from the London Film Academy in 2011. He tells Sukanya Sharma that the short film […]

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Lessons From a Student Support Centre, One Year On

By Amrita Tripathi The Manipal Student Support Centre recently completed a year of operations. Set up as part of the Manipal Academy of Higher Education, and funded by the Academy, with services exclusively for students (and covered by student insurance), it could be a viable model for other educational institutes in India. I checked in […]

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