Ask the Experts: What’s Stressing Out Indian Kids?

Ask the Experts with Dr Amit Sen   Amrita Tripathi, Founder-Editor, The Health Collective We’re in conversation today with senior psychiatrist Dr Amit Sen to take us through some of the most common stressors when it comes to child and adolescent mental health. Dr Amit Sen, Founder, Children First I think in India, one stressor that runs across all of childhood and adolescence […]

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What’s Mental Health got to do With Pets and Animal Care?

What does mental health have to do with animal care? In our Health Collective special, Amrita Tripathi interviews Canine Behaviourist Rajvi Mariwala for insight into some extreme stressors. Edited excerpts of our interview: 1) Can you share a little bit more on what you highlighted wrt mental health stressors in the animal care environment? Companion animals or pets have been historically […]

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Your Stories: How to Travel Light

The Health Collective is delighted to feature an interview with Shreevatsa Nevatia, author of How To Travel Light: My Memories of Madness and Melancholia (Penguin RandomHouse India, 2017). We highly recommend the book, which releases October 25, 2017 in India.  Nevatia speaks to Amrita Tripathi about his book, his journey, and some of the very personal and […]

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Understanding Therapy: A Psychotherapist’s View

Pragya Lodha, Research Assistant at De Sousa Foundation, speaks to Sukanya Sharma for The Health Collective in our special series Understanding Therapy. Edited excerpts of the interview: Q: What exactly is therapy? A: There is a difference between counselling and therapy. Counselling mostly refers to talks that happen with the client. Sometimes the patient only needs someone […]

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Battles in the Mind: An Excerpt

We feature a moving excerpt from Battles in the Mind, a book written by Anna Chandy, chairperson of Deepika Padukone’s Live Love Laugh Foundation (and Padukone’s therapist). This excerpt is published with kind permission of Penguin Random House India. Battles in the Mind by Anna Chandy  … Among the many souvenirs of my painful childhood that I have still […]

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