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Surviving Suicide Loss: A First-Person Account with Dr Nandini Murali

Dr. Nandini Murali is a survivor of Suicide Loss, and the Director of SPEAK, an initiative of the MS Chellamuthu Trust and Research Foundation, Madurai, set up to create safe supportive spaces for conversations on Suicide and promote Mental Health. Here is an e-interview where she shares some of her journey, and why we all […]

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Music and Mental Health

Mental Health and Music: Listen to the Song Andhera

Andhera is quite a beautiful, evocative song about a struggle with mental illness; as we know, it’s also brave to share so openly what it can be like to deal with mental illness in India. We asked the artists, Bluesanova and Lil Todu, to share some of their own journey with us.   Song credits: […]

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Solo’s Sadventures 12: Things some ‘friends’ say

  Check out more Sadventures by Solo About the Artist: Solo is a writer and cartoonist from Bangalore. She likes reading comics, playing video games and binge-watching Netflix. Her life would have been rather unremarkable had it not been for her BPD fuelled imagination. She also has 4 cats. Views Expressed are Personal. The Health Collective is not […]

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Covid-19 and You: Therapist Dr Shelja Sen Shares a Message for the Batch of 2020

We asked noted Child & Adolescent Psychologist and Family Therapist, Dr Shelja Sen, a noted author and co-founder of Children First, to share her thoughts for the Batch of 2020 and their parents. Here is her message below! Do read or watch, share with those who might want to hear this, and stay well, stay […]

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Covid-19 and You: Expert Tips for Young Minds to Deal with Uncertainty

By Kamna Chhibber Supriya is someone I have been working with for over a year now. She is in her final year of college and my interactions with her over the last few weeks have revealed the deep-seated anxiety and worry she has been experiencing during this pandemic. Often she shares with me, “I do […]

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Coming Up: Webinar on Mental Health and Reporters

Calling all reporters and journalists! Do register for free at: http://bit.ly/2yK5fif to join a Webinar on Reporting and Mental Health. This is in partnership between Sangath, the Schizophrenia Research Foundation and The Health Collective. Hear from reporters on the challenges on reporting around Covid-19 and from wonderful speakers with advice, insight and tips: Manoj Chandran […]

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Your Stories: How I’ve Lived with Depression, Panic Attacks and Anxiety Disorder

By Girish Iyer This is a story of a 12-year-old boy who was blessed to have been born to into a family with parents who supported him and stood as a pillar of support at every stage of life. Things were as normal as any other child of his age till the age of 11 […]

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Your Stories: An Existential Crisis or Cause for Concern?

By @gulzaarzindagi I was on vacation at one of the most beautiful places on Earth, that is Kerala, back in December. I had a beach-view facing room and yet… all the beauty in the world didn’t have any effect on me. I was lying on my bed, numb, unable to read the books that I […]

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Solo’s Sadventure Time 10: It’s All In a Diagnosis

Art by Solo for The Health Collective   As someone who is BPD, meeting people who can relate to my symptoms is quite a common part of my life. To be honest, it would be strange if they didn’t. At the end of the day, a personality disorder does mean that you indulge in a […]

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