Music and you

Covid-19 and You: Tunes for Troubled Times

By Ilina Acharya The Covid-19 world has changed the topography of how we lead our lives. It has also triggered anxiety and affected our mental health. Uncertainty and the resulting stress can take over the mindscape. My oxygen mask for stress is music. It automatically soothes and calms me. Songs take you back to who […]

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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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Affirmations in the time of Covid-19: I Allow Myself to Transform

By Adwaita Das     The world is facing enormous changes in industry and lifestyle. We are manoeuvring with new modes of existence. Change can be good. Yes, it can be disorienting. But, we can emerge evolved. It is ok to allow this transformation towards wellness.     Check Out More Affirmations by Adwaita Das […]

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You are Unique: A Therapist’s Message to the Class of 2020

By Varkha Chulani I’m addressing the graduating class of 2020, congratulations on your graduation! You must remember at this time when the world has turned on its head and Covid-19 has disrupted every aspect of life, you are a unique graduate!     You are unique because of this pandemic, you will be able to […]

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कोविड-19 के समय में एंग्जाइटी को कैसे संभालें- प्रोफेसर स्टीव जोर्डेंस से सीखिए खुद पर नियंत्रण करना

अमृता त्रिपाठी कुछ महीने पहले मैंने अमरीकी ऑनलाइन प्लेटफॉर्म कोर्सेरा पर मनोविज्ञान की इंट्रो जानकारी हासिल की. यह ऑनलाइन क्लास यूनिवर्सिटी ऑफ़ टोरंटो स्कारबरा में मनोविज्ञान के प्रोफेसर स्टीवन जोर्डेंस की है. मैंने इससे काफ़ी कुछ सीखा. कोरोना वायरस से फैली महामारी के समय में व्यक्तिगत तौर पर मुझे लग रहा है कि भावनाओं पर […]

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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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External Event Listing: Bangalore

‘Let’s Discuss the Meh’ by the Mithra Trust is an ongoing series of offline events in Bengaluru and Chennai. Here’s an upcoming event in Bengaluru. Date: February 16, 2020 Venue: The Terrace at Hasura, Koramangala, Bangalore Registration required via Google Form     (Disclaimer: Please note this is not a Health Collective event but an […]

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Your Stories: Battling Stigma, Expectations and other Burdens as a Young Adult with Depression

By Ishita Mehra I used to think that the inability to work was an excuse most people would make to get off work. Until I reached that inability to work and function and then I became ‘that person’ with ‘that excuse’ to get off work. ‘That person’ with ‘that excuse’ of not knowing how to express […]

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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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