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Blog posts December 2017

The World is My Mirror

December 28, 2017

By Unnati Sethi

It's such a cliche but it's true -- I've always been my daddy's girl and I've known it all my life. For my dad, I’m perfect. If you ask him he'd tell you I was brilliant, beautiful and charming, destined for greatness. And yet, when I look back, I realise, I was also a deeply unha…

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Ask the Experts: Three Things You Need to Know About Mental Health

December 22, 2017

Watch an excerpt of our interview with Dr Vikram Patel

 

 

What are two or three things you wished everyone in India to know about mental illness?

Dr Vikram Patel: First of all, mental health is not just the absence of mental illness. Secondly, that each and every one of us has a …

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Ask the Experts: What is OCD

December 20, 2017

Ask the Experts with Dr Achal Bhagat

 

WHAT IS OBSESSIVE COMPULSIVE DISORDER?

OCD is a very common psychiatric disorder, where you have repetitive thoughts which come to your mind over and over again. Sometimes you know them to be absurd and illogical, but they keep coming back and you…

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The Law and You: Workplace, Tech and Mental Health

December 15, 2017

By Vandita Morarka

Our earlier piece in The Health Collective on employee mental health rights in the workplace looked at what the law says about mental health support at the workplace in India. While we wait for legislation to catch up to urgent realities, we must look to companies to implement…

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Understanding Therapy: Obsessive Compulsive Disorder

December 13, 2017

By Shruti Venkatesh

 

What is OCD?

Obsessive-compulsive disorder (OCD) is characterised by recurrent, unwanted, and sometimes bizarre thoughts, impulses, or doubts that evoke affective distress (obsessions - e.g., dirt, germs, or specific situations) and repetitive behavioural or mental ri…

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Understanding Mental Health: Talk, Listen, Stay Informed

December 10, 2017

Ask the Experts with Dr Achal Bhagat

 

WHAT IS MENTAL HEALTH?

We all have thoughts, feelings...We all interact with people. What do we want to achieve? Dignity for ourselves, to fulfil our purpose in life, we want to aspire to some things, we want to feel good about ourselves… This s…

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Sadventures: Understanding Therapy and Denial

December 6, 2017

Art by Solo for The Health Collective

Art by Solo for The Health Collective

 

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.

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What's Mental Health got to do With Pets and Animal Care?

December 4, 2017

THE HEALTH COLLECTIVE

What does mental health have to do with animal care? In our Health Collective special, Amrita Tripathi interviews Canine Behaviourist Rajvi Mariwala for insight into some extreme stressors. Edited excerpts of our interview:

 

1) Can you share a little bit more on what you highlighted wr…

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