Talking mental health

Health Collective Talks: Real Conversations on Mental Health in India

What do we make of ‘Mental Health in India’ — What are the issues we need to be talking about, the conversations we need to be having? Where is the reality check to balance out the pop psychology on display, the nuance to balance out the click-bait, and the real information to check the (all-too-often-toxic) […]

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Mental Health

My Journey with Anxiety: No, It’s Not Nervousness

By Ayushi Khemka A year or two ago, I remember seeing a popular “women-centric digital platform in India” selling their own merchandise, specifically a hoodie with “ANXIETY! ANXIETY! ANXIETY!” written over it in big, bold letters and bright colours. On probing further, I found out that the product description contained words like “quirky” to flesh […]

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Woman Train Anxious

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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Music and you

Covid-19 and You: Tunes for Troubled Times

By Ilina Acharya The Covid-19 world has changed the topography of how we lead our lives. It has also triggered anxiety and affected our mental health. Uncertainty and the resulting stress can take over the mindscape. My oxygen mask for stress is music. It automatically soothes and calms me. Songs take you back to who […]

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Message for Batch of 2020

Covid-19 and You: Therapist Dr Shelja Sen Shares a Message for the Batch of 2020

We asked noted Child & Adolescent Psychologist and Family Therapist, Dr Shelja Sen, a noted author and co-founder of Children First, to share her thoughts for the Batch of 2020 and their parents. Here is her message below! Do read or watch, share with those who might want to hear this, and stay well, stay […]

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Woman Train Anxious

Covid-19 and You: Expert Tips for Young Minds to Deal with Uncertainty

By Kamna Chhibber Supriya is someone I have been working with for over a year now. She is in her final year of college and my interactions with her over the last few weeks have revealed the deep-seated anxiety and worry she has been experiencing during this pandemic. Often she shares with me, “I do […]

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Young India: Girl Up MIS in Conversation on Mental Health and India

We did a Live session the other day organised by the wonderful Girl Up MIS to talk about Mental Health and more. Here’s what the fabulous moderator had to say about why she set up the session: Mental illness has always been somewhat of an unspoken, or misunderstood topic, especially in Indian society. While hosting […]

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