The Freedom Series: Being Gay and ‘Manning Up’ in the Media

By Anant Zanane I have a story to tell. Of being a deeply closeted mediawala, who tried to fit into the cut-throat world of breaking news journalism. I lost myself in the process and even inflicted self-harm. But it has also been an interesting journey of self-discovery, confronting my demons, and shedding my inhibitions. And I […]

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Endometriosis: Steering Through Pain and Trauma

By Swarnima Bhattacharya Endometriosis is one of the most debilitating, excruciatingly painful, life-altering conditions you have never heard of. What is even more unheard of, is the narrative of empowerment, awareness and support that should necessarily run alongside crippling unpredictable diseases such as this. The causes and cure of endometriosis are famously unknown. We only […]

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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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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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