Message for Batch of 2020

An 18 Year Old Anxiety Survivor and ‘Badass’ Tells It Like It Is

By Manvi Tiwari I am 18 years old right now. In the previous lockdown, I started to feel very anxious, often I would cry and wouldn’t even know the reason why I was crying. I couldn’t attend classes and my teachers would call me and complain about it. At a certain time, I even had […]

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Young Mental Health India

Why young Indians Swear by Self-Care during Covid-19

Self-care is not a luxury, but a necessity, especially during the Covid-19 pandemic. Learn what some young Indians are doing to care for themselves, and some helpful tips from a clinical psychologist in a special series on The Health Collective in association with One Future Collective

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Does Mental Health in India have a Fake News Problem?

In this episode of Health Collective Talks, Amrita Tripathi speaks to the co-founder and chief of Product for Quilt.AI, Dr Angad Chowhdry to unpack findings from a recent report on Mental Health in India. From the finding that there were ‘11 MILLION searches for Anxiety‘ alone, to his belief that some major intervention may be […]

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Mental Health

My Journey with Anxiety: No, It’s Not Nervousness

By Ayushi Khemka A year or two ago, I remember seeing a popular “women-centric digital platform in India” selling their own merchandise, specifically a hoodie with “ANXIETY! ANXIETY! ANXIETY!” written over it in big, bold letters and bright colours. On probing further, I found out that the product description contained words like “quirky” to flesh […]

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Health Collective and India Spend

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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