Ground Report: Pune’s Schizophrenia Awareness Association Centre

By Sukanya Sharma Pune-based Anshul Mehta* (Name changed) tells The Health Collective about his daughter, who was diagnosed with schizophrenia. मेरी बेटी की जो शुरुआत हो गयी…इस बीमारी की, हमें पता नहीं चला। वो स्कूल में थोड़ी स्लो लर्नर हो गयी थी, और उसने एक कक्षा पास करने के लिए दो साल लगाए…१०th में हमने कहा […]

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Interviewing Reshma Valliappan, Author of Fallen, Standing

By Amrita Tripathi Do check out an interview with the multi-talented author of Fallen, Standing: My Life as a Schizophrenist, Reshma Valliappan. You can read an excerpt of her book here. Highly recommend the book (in case that’s in doubt!)   1) You write very powerfully about your experiences, your life pre-diagnosis and post-diagnosis… very personally about […]

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Fallen Standing: An Excerpt from a Powerful Memoir

THE SCHIZOPHRENIST Excerpted with Permission from Fallen Standing: My Life as a Schizophrenist by Reshma Valliappan … “You guys wait for me to be 30 and then tell me all of this? Why do you assume that I won’t understand? I’ve understood you ever since I was six!” This is how most of my mornings have […]

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Ask the Experts: Dr Thara of SCARF on Schizophrenia, Stigma and Conversations

By Amrita Tripathi Dr R Thara of the Schizophrenia Research Foundation, India (SCARF) answers some questions on schizophrenia, common myths and misconceptions and what people should know about the disorder. What are some of the things that have really stayed with you from your work at SCARF?  Experiences in dealing with patients and their families, […]

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Your Stories: Living With Schizophrenia

By @gulzaarzindagi I had my first episode in 2004. From college until my first job, I thought it was just a phase of depression. For the first few years, I could not even understand what happened to me in 2004…And why my family took me to a psychiatrist. I quit my high profile job. I kept asking […]

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