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Blog posts April 2017

Your Stories: Talking Mental Health

April 30, 2017

It's Okay to Not Be Okay:

Do check out this fab video created by Koval Bhatia, Founder-Director, A Little Anarky Films, explaining how there's nothing to be ashamed of, no matter how your brain is wired. Speak about it. End the stigma.
 

 

 

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Ask the Experts: How Does Therapy Work

April 23, 2017

This piece is part of a wider series, Understanding Therapy

By Ratna Golaknath

Deciding to give therapy a chance can be daunting, you might be worried about trusting someone, anxious that it should not prove to be a waste of time and money and in a vacuum about how and where to find a suita…

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Fallen Standing: An Excerpt from a Powerful Memoir

April 16, 2017

THE SCHIZOPHRENIST

Excerpted with Permission from Fallen Standing: My Life as a Schizophrenist by Reshma Valliappan

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“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 …

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Suicide in India: Do we Need a New Approach to Prevention?

April 14, 2017

India has finally moved to de-criminalise suicide -- can we hope that this is a step towards understanding the nature of the issue? With treatment and prevention options long seen through a prism of "Western" best practices, is there a need to take a closer look at some of the factors that are uniqu…

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Reporter's Diary: Male Suicides in India

April 12, 2017

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Your Stories: Understanding Therapy

April 9, 2017

'Dialogue With A Therapist' shared by Pearl


TherapistWhat does your inner voice tell you?

Me: To go travelling (Giggles)

Therapist: Why are you giggling? Are you feeling embarrassed?

Me: Yes I am. People are doing community service, doing great things for their families, buildin…

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Ten Myths About Child Abuse and Boys

April 2, 2017

This is the second of a two-part series. Read Part I of this piece here. Part II deals with myths on child abuse and the male child --  myths we need to collectively address and debunk, urgently.

By Ratna Golaknath

Here are some myths about male sexual abuse that we need to challenge and info…

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'Lost Voices' & the Bigger Picture of Abuse and Trauma

April 1, 2017

By Ratna Golaknath

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