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Meet the Community Leaders: Apurupa Vatsalya of Bibliotherapy

The Health Collective has kicked off a series focusing on community leaders working on mental health awarness in the country. Here are excerpts of an interview by Vandita Morarka with the Mumbai-based Apurupa Vatsalya, an intersectional feminist and a lawyer-turned-sexuality-educator, writer, researcher and trainer. Vatsalya works in the realm of gender, sexuality, safety, body positivity, […]

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Your Stories: Battling Stigma, Expectations and other Burdens as a Young Adult with Depression

By Ishita Mehra I used to think that the inability to work was an excuse most people would make to get off work. Until I reached that inability to work and function and then I became ‘that person’ with ‘that excuse’ to get off work. ‘That person’ with ‘that excuse’ of not knowing how to express […]

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Your Stories: How the Urdu Ghazal became ‘Therapy’ for Me

By Ilina Acharya Part of my healing and recovery process, which in my case is managing my anxiety and learning coping skills, is finding new forms of therapy for myself. This is not an alternative to clinical therapy; by ‘therapy’ here, I mean self-care. Clinical Therapy is also a form of self-care and a safe […]

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Rethinking Mental Health

Event Listing: FICCI and Health Collective Partner for Delhi Conference

Join The Health Collective, FICCI, and a host of key stakeholders at a conference on Rethinking Mental Health. Panellists include Dr Achal Bhagat, Dr Amit Sen, Anant Zanane, Anuj Dayal, Dr Ashutosh Dabral, Deepa Singh Bais, Ira Singhal, Rajvi Mariwala, Tasneem Raja, Tanmoy Goswami and many more! Date: October 11, 2019 Time: 9:30 am Venue: […]

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Your Stories: ‘I’m In Therapy And It’s Wonderful’

By Rachit Varma The world that I live in, the people that surround me, the circles that I’m a part of; they’re mostly good. But I’d like to tell them something today. Something that I’ve been meaning to talk about for some time now. Something very personal and something that may surprise some of you. […]

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Solo’s Sadventures 09: The Art of Self-Care

  Check out more Sadventures by Solo About the Artist: Solo is a writer and cartoonist from Bangalore. She likes reading, playing video games and binge-watching Netflix. Her life would have been rather unremarkable had it not been for her BPD fuelled imagination. She also has 4 cats. Views Expressed are Personal. The Health Collective is not a […]

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Join us: Launching a Book on Dealing with Depression

Inspired by many of Your Stories, we have a book ready, the first in the Mindscape series with publishers Simon & Schuster India. ‘Real Stories of Dealing with Depression’ is available for order on Amazon here The book chronicles 10 stories, mostly first-person stories on Living with Depression and the road to healing… through an ‘India lens’. […]

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Book Alert: Real Stories of Dealing with Depression

  View this post on Instagram   Here you go folks, our title for June! Book 1 of The Mindscape Series: Real stories of dealing with depression by Amrita Tripathi and Arpita Anand Depression in urban India is something we are learning to talk about. But are we really having the conversations we need to? […]

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Affirmations: I’m Always Kind to My Inner Child

By Adwaita Das Also Check Out More Affirmations by Adwaita Das About the artist: Adwaita is an author-filmmaker-artist. Her books Colours of Shadow, 27 Stitches, and Songs of Sanity deal with mental health awareness. Karon Kolkata Ebong Onyo Golpo, her debut feature film, is ready for release. She is currently creating art to share good vibes and writing […]

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Mental Health Books: Real Stories of Dealing With Depression

  We are delighted to share that pre-orders are open for the first book in the Mindscape series, published by Simon & Schuster India. ‘Real Stories of Dealing With Depression’ is truly a Health Collective effort, featuring 10 stories — 9 first-person stories you have shared with us, and built out further for the book, […]

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