Understanding ADHD/ ADD

By Devina Buckshee What comes to mind when you think of Attention Deficit Hyperactive Disorder (ADHD) or Attention Deficit Disorder (ADD)? “Unfortunately a child who has ADHD is always imagined/perceived as a child who has excess energy, fidgety and most probably bored and in my mind an under-utilised child,” says Janki Mehta, Co-founder Mind Mandala. When […]

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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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Media Watch: Portrayal of Mental Illness and Suicide

By Tanmoy Goswami IMAGINE A GAME that asks young people to kill themselves, leaving a trail of bodies from Ust-Ilimsk to Mumbai to West Midnapore. Your first impulse is to dismiss it as another bizarre fad that “normal” homes like yours are immune to. But if you have a teenage child, or a young brother or sister, perhaps it gives […]

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Search From The Archives: India’s Mental Health Crisis

It’s world mental health day today -something none of us can afford to ignore. First the disturbing stats: The World Health Organisation estimates that 1 in 4 people will need mental health care at some point in their lives. All known estimates show India has a huge shortfall of trained mental health professionals. The last estimate […]

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