Comics for Mental Health

Affirmations: Goodbye Anxiety

By Adwaita Das       Words are powerful. Hence songs are popular. But one can listen to instrumental music and affirm to oneself of loving peace. Let the affirmations be lyrics. Even when surrounded by cacophony, one can plug into this manner of musical meditation. Flow with music. Flow like music. And, sing farewell […]

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Affirmations: Life is on My Side

By Adwaita Das   There are times when everything seems to be going wrong. Things feel awful, with no respite in sight. Affirm the above to release the painful patterns and align with all the support that life has to offer! About the artist: Adwaita is an author-filmmaker-artist. Her books Colours of Shadow, 27 Stitches, and Songs […]

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Wellness by any Name: Of Language and Expression

By Scherezade Siobhan I must start with a confession― I used to detest those listicles that courted the allure of ‘untranslatable’ words from ‘foreign’ languages. Partly because a lot of them were poorly structured, also because I found them teetering at the hem of cultural appropriation. The idea that something is being deemed ‘foreign’ from […]

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Affirmations: The Power of Self-Love

By Adwaita Das     Self doubt can be a real super villain – cackling about our shortcomings, putting us down, bringing up crippling guilt and fear. Repeat the above affirmations to tune into the super power of self-love! Check Out More Affirmations by Adwaita Das   About the artist: Adwaita is an author-filmmaker-artist. Her […]

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Affirmations: I Accept Abundance

By Adwaita Das   Anxiety about finances, careers and even basic amenities can be a regular mental horror in day-to-day life. Repeating the above affirmations can bring about alignment with external opportunities as well as internal peace.   Check Out More Affirmations by Adwaita Das About the artist: Adwaita is an author-filmmaker-artist. Her books Colours […]

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Young Mental Health: Accio Kindness

    Also Check Out More Affirmations by Adwaita Das About the artist: Adwaita is an author-filmmaker-artist. Her books Colours of Shadow, 27 Stitches, and Songs of Sanity deal with mental health awareness. Karon Kolkata Ebong Onyo Golpo, her debut feature film, is ready for release. She is currently creating art to share good vibes and writing epic […]

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Affirmations: I Let Go of Toxic Patterns

By Adwaita Das Also Check Out More Affirmations by Adwaita Das About the artist: Adwaita is an author-filmmaker-artist. Her books Colours of Shadow, 27 Stitches, and Songs of Sanity deal with mental health awareness. Karon Kolkata Ebong Onyo Golpo, her debut feature film, is ready for release. She is currently creating art to share good vibes and writing […]

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Creating Art: From Self-Expression to Healing

By Jerin Jacob  “This is SO overwhelming. I need my book! and my colours! I need to switch off, right now!” We all have times when we absolutely, completely zone out and need a break, or rather, some me-time. ‘Me-time’ doing something or even absolutely nothing. Listening to songs, writing down the lyrics, doodling along, […]

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Rebooting Wellness

RebootWellness is a Gurgaon-based venture which aims to provide easy and affordable mental healthcare. Devanik Saha interviews Monika Chowdhry to find more about their approach to mental healthcare, and some of the larger problems they are trying to address. Read edited excerpts of the interview below. Can you tell us more about Reboot Wellness? Who […]

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Ask the Experts: Food and Nutrition

Kamna Chhibber, a clinical psychologist and regular contributor to The Health Collective, answers some of our questions. This interview is a quick follow-up to this article: Food, Nutrition, Well-Being and You Q: Does good nutrition prevent any mental illnesses? Having the right nutrition can aid in having overall good health and well-being which enhances our resilience […]

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