Creating Art: From Self-Expression to Healing

Articles Guest Contributors

By Jerin Jacob  “This is SO overwhelming. I need my book! and my colours! I need to switch off, right now!” We all have times when we absolutely, completely zone out and need a break, or rather, some me-time. ‘Me-time’ doing something or even absolutely nothing. Listening to songs, writing down the lyrics, doodling along, […]

Heart Mothers: Adoption and Maternal Mental Health

Articles Health Collective

By Swarnima Bhattacharya There are as many motherhoods as there are mothers. Their subjectivity, journeys and experiences all mould and galvanise, defining the experience of motherhood in a multiplicity of ways. Despite being an intensely personal, fluid experience, motherhood is mediated by external, socio-cultural prescriptions. There are spoken and unspoken codes around what a “good […]

Emotional Abuse: Move Past Commentary to Compassion

Articles Ask the Experts

By Scherezade Siobhan My client H is a bright-eyed software engineer with an envious fountain of noodle curls for hair. In her first session, we actually bond over the implicit politicisation of women’s hair as she declares she would do anything to have my poker straight tresses to which I respond with my barely contained […]

Solo’s Sadventures: Episode 07

Comics for Mental Health Solo

  As a young girl navigating through mental illness, I had a rather vivid imagination. Years later, I also realise how morbid it was.   Also Read: More Sadventures by Solo 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 […]

Know Your Rights: Mental Healthcare Act 2017

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By Arjun Kapoor This series will explore the rights of Persons with Mental Illness under the Mental Healthcare Act, 2017 [“MHCA”]. This article looks at the MHCA, the lens of a rights-based approach, and your right to access mental healthcare in India. The next piece in this series will examine the basic rights of persons with […]

Taking Care of Ourselves: #MeToo & Mental Health

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By Scherezade Siobhan The prominent writer Clarice Lispector once wrote, “Many were they who abandoned all they had and went in search of the greater hunger.” The emergence of #MeToo across India’s digital landscape has created a new social climate for awareness about the importance of restorative justice and making explicit the unspoken trauma of […]

Legends of Tomorrow: Talking Mental Health and Queer Lives through Sci Fi and Fantasy

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By Ilina Acharya There is something about the show Legends of Tomorrow that has left me captivated. Maybe it is the revelation that there are TV shows such as this that are queer, have kickass female leads as well as fun and diverse characters. Some strange plot devices notwithstanding, it’s a pretty entertaining show. And who said […]

Once Upon a Time: The Keys to Romance

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By Tanya Vasunia It is through our relationships that we evolve and thrive as human beings. The last ten years have seen considerable changes in the inter-personal relationship landscape, with the boom of  telecommunication services and internet connectivity. As such, the role of relationships in our lives has transformed to suit the 21st century. But some […]