Book and Mental Health

Your Stories: From Jabalpur to Delhi, Physical to Mental Health and Back Again

By Amrita Tripathi A couple of months ago, I had the good fortune of being sent an advance copy of a manuscript titled It’s All in Your Head, M by Manjiri Indurkar. I couldn’t put it down, once I started reading, and that’s as much to do with the moving story — a very personal one […]

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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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World Mental Health Day 2020

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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Mental Health and Music: A Rap Song for our Times

While it’s definitely Mask ON for physical health and safety, this Covid-19 pandemic, there’s a new rap song doing the rounds, that asks us to remove our figurative masks, in the interest of honest conversations. We did a short e-interview with the artist, Pradyut Hande, to share more about his interest in Mental Health and […]

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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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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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Gaming and Mental Health

Game On: How Playing Video Games Helped My Mental Health

By Ananya Borgohain While Covid-19 and the lockdowns have made the world a smaller place, they have also reduced it to the status of a narrow portal, where students, the elderly, professionals and homemakers alike live in unison with uncertainty, stress and the gripping fear that they may not meet loved ones this year. Much […]

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