Book and Mental Health

Your Stories: From Jabalpur to Delhi, Physical to Mental Health and Back Again

By Amrita Tripathi A couple of months ago, I had the good fortune of being sent an advance copy of a manuscript titled It’s All in Your Head, M by Manjiri Indurkar. I couldn’t put it down, once I started reading, and that’s as much to do with the moving story — a very personal one […]

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It’s All in Your Head, M: An Excerpt

Featuring an excerpt from the powerful and poignant ‘It’s All in Your Head, M’ by Manjiri Indurkar, with the kind permission of Westland Books. ALSO READ: Our interview with Manjiri Indurkar right here, including her thoughts on this excerpt below.   It’s All in Your Head, M: An Excerpt Moments that change your life are […]

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Mental Health Books: Reccos from Therapist and Author Meera Haran Alva

By Meera Haran Alva There many books that have influenced me and some that I have recently discovered, which have added value to my life.   ALSO READ: Mental Health Book Reccos by Author and Editor Himanjali Sankar   I love the series of books by Harriet Lerner, I highly recommend her book titled ‘The […]

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Mental Health Books: Reccos from Author and Editor Himanjali Sankar

By Himanjali Sankar Mathematics has always let me down and I find I listed 6 books when asked for five but decided to go along with it since couldn’t decide which one to eliminate. The books are ordered chronologically according to year of publication. The Yellow Wallpaper (1892) – by Charlotte Perkins Gilman, is a […]

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Learning to Grieve with Joan Didion’s The Year of Magical Thinking

By Arpita Das Grief lives in the body, someone said. After my father’s death I began to understand what that insightful set of words meant. At inopportune moments, especially in a closed room with several people, I would feel my chest contracting till I felt I had to fall back on the Lamaze breathing I […]

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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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Book 2 in the Mindscape Series: Young Mental Health

So excited to announce that our second book in the Mindscape series, Young Mental Health co-authored by me, Amrita Tripathi and Meera Haran Alva, is coming soon! Please check out our cool cover here designed by Mridu Agarwal of Simon and Schuster India!       More info #ComingSoon!

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Book Alert: Real Stories of Dealing with Depression

  View this post on Instagram   Here you go folks, our title for June! Book 1 of The Mindscape Series: Real stories of dealing with depression by Amrita Tripathi and Arpita Anand Depression in urban India is something we are learning to talk about. But are we really having the conversations we need to? […]

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