‘Disability is a Social, not Physical Issue’

Disability is a social issue, not a physical one. Gouri Bhuyan writes about the need to reassess how we approach disability and stop perpetuating discrimination, making a call for Mental health practitioners to rethink their gaze. Reprinted here with permission from the Mariwala Health Initiative

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Parenting in the Time of a Pandemic

The pandemic has been tough on everyone – what have been some of the challenges and the impact on parents and kids? Take a closer look, with some tips for parents.

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Lonely and Depressed? We Need to Talk About Care Networks

This pandemic, many people are dealing with the double whammy of Depression and Loneliness. Depression comes with a feeling that makes you think that nobody gets it, nobody gets you, writes Ayushi Khemka.

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The Pandemic is still Going Strong: Are you Suffering from Loneliness?

The COVID-19 pandemic and subsequent lockdowns and physical distancing has led to an increase in isolation and loneliness. How can you learn to cope if you or your loved ones are feeling loneliness and other triggers?

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Schizophrenia Awareness and the Need for Workplace Support

Women living with schizophrenia are forced to hide their diagnosis at the workplace due to widespread stigma, even as the COVID-19 pandemic takes a toll on people living with mental illness. This story is reported as part of the India for Mental Health Fellowship set up by The Health Collective in partnership with Indiaspend.

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The Mind-Body Connection: The Gut-Brain Axis and What it Means for You

Could the latest research on the gut-brain axis be just what the doctor ordered in enhancing our model of understanding and treating mental health disorders? Somi Das explores for The Health Collective

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Mind-Body Connection: Taking a ‘Hands-on’ Approach to Mental Well-being

In the last year people seem to have taken to what can be called mindfulness art practices like Mandala, Zentangle, pottery, therapeutic knitting as ways to deal with their anxiety and the general sense of uncertainty that the pandemic brought to our lives. Find out why that is and what might help you in this special post on The Health Collective

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