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Solo’s Sadventures: Poetry, Disillusionment and the Importance of Getting Help

(Trigger Warning: Self harm, suicidal ideation)   Editor’s Note: If you or anyone you know ever feels like things are getting too much, please reach out immediately for trained, professional help. Some helplines are listed right here Views Expressed are Personal. The Health Collective is not a substitute for expert advice from a trained mental […]

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The Book Launch Adventure

By Amrita Tripathi We launched the book ‘Real Stories of Dealing With Depression’ in Delhi on Friday, June 28, and could not have been happier with the turn-out, the attentiveness of the audience, or the calibre of the conversations and comments. It was incredible to have contributors Anant Zanane, Deepa Singh, Shubhrata Prakash and Swarnima […]

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Affirmations: I Let Go of Toxic Patterns

By Adwaita Das Also 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 and writing […]

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Understanding Therapy: Are You Ready for an Intervention

By Kamna Chhibber As you ponder over starting therapy you are likely to reflect upon a number of variables – the finances, availability of time, finding the right person, and so on. The one variable most people forget to look at is their own selves. In fact you as the person seeking therapy are as […]

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Anger Management: Tips to Deal

By Sukanya Sharma This is part two of an interview with Consultant Psychiatrist Dr Hozefa A Bhinderwala.  Read Part One: Anger and Us  What are tips to have an emotionally healthy relationship with ourselves?   The most important thing is to accept that you are a human being and have limitations Chasing perfection and always trying to do […]

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Anger and Us: Are You Over-Worked, Stressed and Lashing Out?

By Sukanya Sharma It probably is no surprise to any of us, that most adult Indians suffer from stress. Last year, a survey by Cigna TTK Health Insurance, as reported by Economic Times, revealed that about 89% of the population suffers from stress, and 75% of the respondents do not feel comfortable talking to a […]

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Sukoon: A Counselling Model for Family Courts across India?

By Sukanya Sharma “Itni shakti hume dena data man ka vishwas kamzor ho na hum chalen nek raste pe hamse bhoolkar bhi koi bhool ho na…”   (Give us so much strength, O Lord, that the faith in our hearts never wavers. may we walk the path of goodness and we don’t make a mistake […]

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Unravel: Improv That Shows Us How to Listen

By Aqseer Sodhi Dear Kaivalya Plays, Congratulations on a fine, heartful attempt at showing us what improv theatre can do for our mental health. The matinee show of Unravel that I attended was about two hours long, with one hour of improv games from behind the fourth wall, and 45 minutes of performance to us, […]

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UNRAVEL: IMPROV AROUND MENTAL HEALTH

UNRAVEL Unravel, directed by Varoon Anand, explores issues related to mental health and wellness, such as anxiety and depression, through improv. Using physical games, improv exercises, vignettes and site-specific performances, the play endeavours to address stigmas around mental illness, as well as create safe spaces for the performers and audience alike to acknowledge and (potentially) articulate […]

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PAINT ME A CANVAS: ON ART, POETRY AND SELF-CARE

By Sukanya Sharma Adwaita Das, Meghna Prakash, and Shyama VS are young artists who openly talk about mental health through their art, poetry and illustrations. Adwaita Das is an author, film-maker and artist; Shyama is a designer who worked on a project called the A to Z of Mental Health, and Meghna Prakash is a poet. […]

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