Preventive Mental Health

By Devanik Saha Talk Happy Therapy recently did a workshop at TERI School of Advanced Studies in Delhi. I spoke to Simran Luthra, the founder of Talk Happy Therapy for The Health Collective to find out more about her attempts to use “fun methods” to revolutionise the mental health sector in India. Edited excerpts of  conversation and […]

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Understanding Trauma Therapies

By Scherezade Siobhan You can read Part 1 of this piece here In Poetry and Memory, James Applewhite writes – “Memory is always allowing itself to be used, but won’t be coerced; there are better strategies than head-on pressure. Memory has its own processes and its own selectivity. Scenes, faces, bits of story that rise up spontaneously are […]

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Ask the Experts: Busting Five Myths About Therapy

By Kamna Chhibber Undertaking therapy is not an easy decision for most people. Over the years that I have interacted with patients, doctors, friends and family I have recognised the many myths and misconceptions that people harbour about both therapy and therapists. It is not enough to simply say ‘Therapy is helpful and so you […]

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Life Beyond Trauma: A Therapy Guide

By Scherezade Siobhan The recent months have seen the emergence of a resounding global movement that is countering the unfortunate prevalence of sexual, emotional and physical violence against women and woman-identified folks. There is a developing social consciousness that is rightly affirming a zero-tolerance policy against exploitation and harassment of women in all walks of life. […]

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Your Story: Living with Depression, Healing…

By Karishma Let’s start with giving you an insight on how I was growing up. I was a complete tomboy, always on the roads, troubling our neighbours, talking to whoever would listen to me. My mom started bribing to keep quiet, which didn’t work too long. Though talkative, I was a teacher’s pet and a […]

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Understanding Therapy

As part of our special series, Understanding Therapy, The Health Collective features Dr Bhavana Gautam. Dr Gautam is a wellness consultant and certified Rational Emotive Behavioural Therapy (REBT) counsellor practising in Mumbai, Maharashtra. She speaks to The Health Collective about therapy and the importance of trust and communication between patients and therapists. It’s important to keep in mind: There’s […]

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Your Stories: Sadventures by Solo

Art by Solo for The Health Collective   About the artist: Solo is a writer and cartoonist from Bangalore. She likes reading, 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. Read More Sadventures by Solo  

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Workplace Stress and the Need for Me Time

By Sukanya Sharma Stress is everywhere you look these days -– a fairly generic term, it’s something most people can relate to, given the fatigue, exhaustion, and extreme levels of multi-tasking while trying to maintain some sort of balance. “The corporate world thrives on the theory of survival of the fittest – physically, mentally and emotionally. But this […]

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