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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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Young India: Girl Up MIS in Conversation on Mental Health and India

We did a Live session the other day organised by the wonderful Girl Up MIS to talk about Mental Health and more. Here’s what the fabulous moderator had to say about why she set up the session: Mental illness has always been somewhat of an unspoken, or misunderstood topic, especially in Indian society. While hosting […]

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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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You’re Not Alone: Sharing your Thoughts in Solidarity

I put up a short video to kick off part of our #NotAlone campaign and conversations for those of you who want to share how you’re feeling, what you’re thinking, and if you want to send a message of solidarity to others going through what they’re going through. No pressure to join in! If you […]

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Your Stories: What Helped Me During Depression

By Ishita Mehra   Views expressed are personal. The Health Collective cannot substitute for expert advice from a trained mental health expert. ALSO READ: YOUR STORIES: BATTLING STIGMA, DEPRESSION AS A YOUNG ADULT About the Author: Ishita is a mental health youth advocate and illustrator. Her work includes writing and illustrating personal stories of people […]

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Your Stories: How I’ve Lived with Depression, Panic Attacks and Anxiety Disorder

By Girish Iyer This is a story of a 12-year-old boy who was blessed to have been born to into a family with parents who supported him and stood as a pillar of support at every stage of life. Things were as normal as any other child of his age till the age of 11 […]

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Your Stories: An Existential Crisis or Cause for Concern?

By @gulzaarzindagi I was on vacation at one of the most beautiful places on Earth, that is Kerala, back in December. I had a beach-view facing room and yet… all the beauty in the world didn’t have any effect on me. I was lying on my bed, numb, unable to read the books that I […]

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