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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: I Allow Myself to Transform

By Adwaita Das     The world is facing enormous changes in industry and lifestyle. We are manoeuvring with new modes of existence. Change can be good. Yes, it can be disorienting. But, we can emerge evolved. It is ok to allow this transformation towards wellness.     Check Out More Affirmations by Adwaita Das […]

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You are Unique: A Therapist’s Message to the Class of 2020

By Varkha Chulani I’m addressing the graduating class of 2020, congratulations on your graduation! You must remember at this time when the world has turned on its head and Covid-19 has disrupted every aspect of life, you are a unique graduate!     You are unique because of this pandemic, you will be able to […]

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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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Ask the Experts: What’s Troubling our Kids?

वो समस्याएं जो आपके बच्चों-किशोरों को करती है परेशान डॉ. समीर पारिख मैं बीते दो दशक से देश भर में बच्चों के साथ काम कर रहा हूं. फोर्टिस समूह के स्कूल मेंटल हेल्थ प्रोग्राम से जुड़े होने के कारण, हमारी टीम कई स्तरों पर काम करती है. इसमें छात्र, टीचर और पैरेंट्स सबसे बातचीत करना भी शामिल […]

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How to Cope With Your Brand New BPD Diagnosis: Part I

  Read More: http://www.healthcollective.in/helplines/   Read More: https://www.nimh.nih.gov/health/topics/borderline-personality-disorder/index.shtml   Read More: https://www.psychologytoday.com/us/blog/science-the-border/200904/borderline-personality-disorder-is-real-part-i-diagnostic-validity   Read More: https://www.theguardian.com/healthcare-network/2017/oct/27/borderline-personality-disorder-stigmatised-misunderstood-misdiagnosed   Read More: http://www.mentalhealthsupport.co.uk/BorderlinePersonalityDisorder.html   Art by Solo for The Health Collective 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 […]

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6 Things to Know Before Entering Therapy

By Kamna Chhibber People frequently equate therapy with ‘simply talking’, just like you would with a friend or a family member. To us therapists, it is far more than that. A therapeutic setting creates the environment for you to explore experiences, thoughts, feelings and ways of responding within the context of your life, your work […]

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We Need to Talk: Suicide and Suicide Prevention

By Amrita Tripathi A recent article in the Times of India highlighted that in India, a student takes his/her own life every hour. Every hour. Every year, we talk about exam stress, often ignoring relationship stress, the magnitude of pressure on the young, and certainly overlooking the fact that – as senior psychiatrist and co-founder of Children First, Dr Amit Sen […]

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Love, Understanding, and a Boyfriend with Bipolar Disorder

By NN*  I fell in love when I was 19. A seemingly innocuous statement that could have underlined the life of any person in the last year of their teens. But when I write love, I mean it was really love. The kind that matures over years of being together, tethered by a shared life and the […]

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Epic Fail: Transport Woes and Your Stress Levels

By Devanik Saha We tend to talk about mental health at the work place, because as individuals we spend more than 1/3rd of our adult lives there, which makes it an obvious place of intervention. However, what about before you even start your work day? What about the difficulties in reaching your place of work? What […]

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