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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Let’s Talk Mental Health: A Series of Conversations

We curated a 4-part series to Talk about Mental Health for Roli Pulse, featuring some wonderful speakers, looking to demystify Mental Health and explore various important themes. You can watch each of the four episodes here or bookmark, and keep an eye out for shorter excerpts!     Talking Mental Health: Episode 1 Why We […]

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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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Solo’s Sadventures 12: Things some ‘friends’ say

  Check out more Sadventures by Solo About the Artist: Solo is a writer and cartoonist from Bangalore. She likes reading comics, 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 […]

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Mental Health and Books

Learning to Grieve with Joan Didion’s The Year of Magical Thinking

By Arpita Das Grief lives in the body, someone said. After my father’s death I began to understand what that insightful set of words meant. At inopportune moments, especially in a closed room with several people, I would feel my chest contracting till I felt I had to fall back on the Lamaze breathing I […]

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Covid-19 and You: Grief, Mental Health and Julian Barnes’ Nothing to Be Frightened Of

By Arpita Das We are being told by mental health practitioners and armchair experts time and again as the pandemic rages that what we are feeling right now, this heaviness, the lassitude, the pain in our gut, is grief. As if grief were as novel an experience as the novel coronavirus. So novel, we would […]

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