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Affirmation: I Allow Myself to Express Myself

By Adwaita Das       In this evolving world, we are adjusting to changes, reorienting ourselves in spaces. It is essential that we express our truth. The truth can bring revolution. The truth can heal.   Check out more Affirmations by Adwaita Das right here and in our new book Young Mental Health, for […]

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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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Affirmations in the time of Covid-19: It is Ok To Accept Support

By Adwaita Das     In the face of distress, the people of the planet have united as one. We are here for each other – strangers and beloveds. It is ok to ask for help. These are trying times. It is ok to accept the support we get. Check Out More Affirmations by Adwaita […]

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I Allow Healing Thoughts: An Affirmation for You

By Adwaita Das     These are trying times when we have to be sensitive to ourselves. It is fine to feel fragile. It is normal to feel despair. It is also ok to allow healing thoughts.   Check Out More Affirmations by Adwaita Das About the artist: Adwaita is an author-filmmaker-artist. Her books Colours […]

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You’re Not Alone: Sharing your Thoughts in Solidarity

I put up a short video to kick off part of our #NotAlone campaign and conversations for those of you who want to share how you’re feeling, what you’re thinking, and if you want to send a message of solidarity to others going through what they’re going through. No pressure to join in! If you […]

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How the Light Gets In: Attending to our Anxiety about COVID-19

This is the second part of a two-part series. Do Read Part One on Anxiety, Fear and the Covid-19 Pandemic here By Scherezade Siobhan Lately, I have been watching documentaries about folklore to stave off my own depressive and anxious phases during the lockdown. As people reel from the physical impact of the novel coronavirus, […]

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Your Stories: What Helped Me During Depression

By Ishita Mehra   Views expressed are personal. The Health Collective cannot substitute for expert advice from a trained mental health expert. ALSO READ: YOUR STORIES: BATTLING STIGMA, DEPRESSION AS A YOUNG ADULT About the Author: Ishita is a mental health youth advocate and illustrator. Her work includes writing and illustrating personal stories of people […]

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Let’s Talk: How are We Feeling?

We recently held a few chats to see how people are feeling… wanted to reach out to as many people as possible to say… It’s Ok. It’s tough and unprecedented, and it’s ok to feel overwhelmed. And yes, it is a spectrum of concerns, a spectrum of feelings. Adding some of the links here to […]

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Affirmations: It’s Ok to Feel Our Feelings

By Adwaita Das       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 […]

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Your Stories: How I’ve Lived with Depression, Panic Attacks and Anxiety Disorder

By Girish Iyer This is a story of a 12-year-old boy who was blessed to have been born to into a family with parents who supported him and stood as a pillar of support at every stage of life. Things were as normal as any other child of his age till the age of 11 […]

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