Message for Batch of 2020

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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How To Cope With Your Brand New BPD Diagnosis: Part II

Coping with a new diagnosis of any sort isn’t easy. It is especially difficult when it is BPD.  Because being BPD means a lot of things. It means dealing with intense, unstable emotions, uncontrollable rage, paranoia, delusions and being an incorrigible defeatist. But here’s how you can make your mind a safer space! Read How […]

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Unravelling the Mystery of Anxiety Disorders

By Kamna Chhibber The unknown typically induces fear. Many mental health conditions — despite the stark statistics that show their prevalence — continue to be a mystery to a large segment of the population. Thinking prevails that mental health conditions are a sign of weakness, or an inability to control yourself, something you’re making up […]

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Gaslighting: Legal Support and Protection  

By Scherezade Siobhan This article is Part 3 of a series unpacking the issues around what is called ‘Gaslighting’.  Do read Part 1: Gaslighting: Red Flags and Part 2: Gaslighting: Getting Help and Healing One part of emerging as a survivor of gaslighting and the traumatic fallout of abuse is to seek mental health help to rebuild […]

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