Love and Us: A Generation of Scaredy Cats

By Sukanya Sharma Has anyone seen this show called “Love” on Netflix? The premise is pretty much what the title suggests —  the show is about a couple trying to find love…emphasis on “trying”. I checked out the IMDB description, which reads, “A program that follows a couple who must navigate the exhilarations and humiliations […]

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Mental Health and Indian Pop Culture

Shruti Venkatesh Here’s what we know: Indian cinema, especially Bollywood, repeatedly misrepresents mental health and illness. And yet, India is not a country completely in the dark when it comes to mental health awareness. So why does its most popular film industry rarely create content which correctly portrays mental health for a general population that […]

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The Law and You: Trans Persons, Mental Healthcare and the Law

By Vandita Morarka “People call us hijra, chakka and all sorts of things, no one asks us our individual names or what we want to be called. Terminology doesn’t matter when there is no respect,” Surekha*, a transgender woman from a low income community, who self-identifies as belonging to the hijra community tells The Health Collective. These […]

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Avoid Stereotypes, Navigate Your Way to Mental Health

Havovi Hyderabadwalla is a clinical and forensic psychologist, who believes that the knowledge of psychology is a powerful tool that can improve lives. Edited excerpts of her interview with The Health Collective’s Sukanya Sharma.   Can you take us through any gender-related stereotypes? Some of the common stereotypes which are extremely prominent in parents today is ‘boys […]

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Mental Health and You: The Work From Home Dilemma

By Vandita Morarka I work from home on several days through certain months of the year, owing to the nature of my work and multiple commitments. It’s generally not been for longer than a week at a time, though, which is perhaps why I’ve always found it convenient. Of late, though, I’ve had to work from […]

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