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Why You Might Want to Try Dance Movement Therapy

The third part in the Mind-Body Connection series looks at Dance Movement Therapy and how dance, in the form of unstructured movements, when stripped of its ornamental and performative elements, has surprising healing effects.  By Somi Das I have always been a dance enthusiast. The natural physical agility I had inherited from both my parents always […]

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Schizophrenia Awareness and the Need for Workplace Support

Women living with schizophrenia are forced to hide their diagnosis at the workplace due to widespread stigma, even as the COVID-19 pandemic takes a toll on people living with mental illness. This story is reported as part of the India for Mental Health Fellowship set up by The Health Collective in partnership with Indiaspend.

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Mind-Body Connection: Taking a ‘Hands-on’ Approach to Mental Well-being

In the last year people seem to have taken to what can be called mindfulness art practices like Mandala, Zentangle, pottery, therapeutic knitting as ways to deal with their anxiety and the general sense of uncertainty that the pandemic brought to our lives. Find out why that is and what might help you in this special post on The Health Collective

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How Patients With Mental Illness and Hospitals in India are Coping with COVID-19

This story is reported as part of the India for Mental Health Fellowship launched in 2020 by Indiaspend in partnership with The Health Collective By Riddhi Dastidar New Delhi: For 14 years, Meenakshi Raman (name changed) had been taking her younger sister, 46-year-old Shruti (name changed), for treatment to the Institute of Human Behaviour and […]

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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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The Freedom Series: Being Gay and ‘Manning Up’ in the Media

By Anant Zanane I have a story to tell. Of being a deeply closeted mediawala, who tried to fit into the cut-throat world of breaking news journalism. I lost myself in the process and even inflicted self-harm. But it has also been an interesting journey of self-discovery, confronting my demons, and shedding my inhibitions. And I […]

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