Homesickness and loneliness

Mental Health and Journalists: The Messenger’s Trauma

By Scherezade Siobhan “Now, there is a distinct feeling of endlessness. It is neither good nor bad, it just seems to be this permanent lack of feeling. I am perpetually numb.” B slumps into the chair like a shorn kite as they relate the story of the FIR against Pawan Jaiswal. Jaiswal is a reporter […]

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तनाव बढ़ रहा हो तो इन बातों का रखें ख़्याल

कामना छिब्बर अपनी आदतों में बदलाव लाकर भी हम तनाव से काफ़ी हद तक बच सकते हैं, कैसे जानना चाहेंगे आप.  ज़िंदगी है तो तनाव भी होगा. इसे यूं भी कह सकते हैं तनावों से घिरा ही जीवन होता है. जीवन में तरह तरह की चुनौतियां हमारे सामने आती हैं. जब बात संबंधों और रिश्तों […]

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Affirmations: I Am Safe

By Adwaita Das   Fear can cause extreme distress in daily life. And the news is full of fear. But remember, things are getting better. Each of us is making the world a more loving place. Each act of self love manifests wellness in one’s surroundings. When feeling anxious, breathe deeply, and affirm “I am […]

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Affirmations: I Let Go of Guilt and Doubt

By Adwaita Das     Doubt and guilt are so deeply ingrained in social systems; they can hound us and disrupt our entire lives. It is time to let go of doubt and guilt. It is time to truly step into the magnificent power of being our confident selves. Affirm the above to release limitedness […]

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Young Voices: A Letter from a Law Student on Life, Stress and Being There

By Sukirti Agrawal I am writing this letter to remind you how much I care for you. You are a gem and I am here for you. This letter is a gentle reminder for our loneliness. I hope for it to relieve you and make you feel strong; for you to feel free to dance […]

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Ask the Experts: What to do if the News is Triggering Anxiety?

By Kamna Chhibber Anxiety is an adaptive response, an indication being provided by our mind and body to protect us from a difficult and threatening situation. In olden eras, the threat may have been posed by wild animals and fires or storms. In today’s day and age, the threats can be multi-fold: it’s not just […]

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Your Stories: ‘I’m In Therapy And It’s Wonderful’

By Rachit Varma The world that I live in, the people that surround me, the circles that I’m a part of; they’re mostly good. But I’d like to tell them something today. Something that I’ve been meaning to talk about for some time now. Something very personal and something that may surprise some of you. […]

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Solo’s Sadventures 09: The Art of Self-Care

  Check out more Sadventures by Solo About the Artist: 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 been for her BPD fuelled imagination. She also has 4 cats. Views Expressed are Personal. The Health Collective is not a […]

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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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