Ask the Experts: Three Things You Need to Know About Mental Health

Watch an excerpt of our interview with Dr Vikram Patel What are two or three things you wished everyone in India to know about mental illness? Dr Vikram Patel: First of all, mental health is not just the absence of mental illness. Secondly, that each and every one of us has a very unique life […]

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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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The Law and You: Mental Healthcare in Educational Institutions

By Vandita Morarka Childhood and adolescence are without doubt the most important phase of one’s developmental life, which is why focus on mental and physical well being is the only way to ensure holistic development. Internationally, several developed and developing nations have adopted wide-based mental healthcare practices in educational institutions. It is time for India to pay attention […]

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The Law and You: Mental Healthcare Insurance in India

By Vandita Morarka An India Spend report highlights that 60 million Indians suffer from mental disorders, this is about 6.5% of the country’s population. The World Health Organisation also estimates that around 57 million Indians suffer from depression. A recent survey by the National Institute of Mental Health and Neuro Sciences (NIMHANS) states that 13.7 % […]

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Workplace Stress and the Need for Me Time

By Sukanya Sharma Stress is everywhere you look these days -– a fairly generic term, it’s something most people can relate to, given the fatigue, exhaustion, and extreme levels of multi-tasking while trying to maintain some sort of balance. “The corporate world thrives on the theory of survival of the fittest – physically, mentally and emotionally. But this […]

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Dementia: Five Things Not to Say to People You Care About

Do read an excerpt of Mrs C Remembers right here on The Health Collective. I. Congratulations on an incredibly compelling story, a complicated one and a very personal one. First off, what drove you to write this book? And what would you want to share about your own personal story? The immediate trigger was the movie ‘Still Alice’ which […]

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The Law and You: Mental Health and the Rights of Minors

By Vandita Morarka The law in India, as in several other countries, shows a stark divide in how it treats minors and adults. Most especially this divide is seen in aspects of law that give persons agency to make decisions and exercise their choices. Similar legal attributes determine rights of minors with regard to decision-making […]

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D is for Depression: The Health Collective Interview (Hindi)

This interview with Shubhrata Prakash, author of ‘The D Word’ is on our site in English here; it is translated into Hindi in partnership with the team at Newsroom Post. Also Read: D is for Depression   1)       अगर आप पीछे मुड़कर देखें तो आपकी इस यात्रा का सबसे कठिन भाग क्या रहा है? अवसाद की इस यात्रा का […]

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