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Unplug and Learn to Reconnect

November 5, 2017

By Sukanya Sharma
 


“If you're born in a cubicle and grow up in a corridor, and work in a cell, and vacation in a crowded sun-room, then coming up into the open with nothing but sky over you might just give you a nervous breakdown.” ― Isaac Asimov, Foundation (Courtesy Goodreads)
 

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Mental Health and You: Words that Stick

November 4, 2017

Kishore Mohan for The Health Collective

Art by Kishore Mohan/ Health Collective

 

Check out more original Comics by Kishore Mohan on The Health Collective

 

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Your Stories: How to Travel Light

October 24, 2017

The Health Collective is delighted to feature an interview with Shreevatsa Nevatia, author of How To Travel Light: My Memories of Madness and Melancholia (Penguin RandomHouse India, 2017). We highly recommend the book, which releases October 25, 2017 in India. 
 

Nevatia speaks to Amrita Tripa…

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Your Stories: Sadventures by Solo

October 21, 2017

SADVENTURES by SOLO for The Health Collective
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.

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Severe Side Effects: One Woman’s Journey Through Antidepressants

October 10, 2017

By Bee Rowlatt

Antidepressants can save lives, but they made me want to kill.”

Katinka Blackford Newman learnt the hard way. When the British film-maker’s marriage fell apart in 2012 she began having sleepless nights. She went to see her family doctor, who diagnosed anxiety and prescribe…

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Your Stories: Sticks and Stones

October 10, 2017

 

Kishore Mohan/ Health Collective

Art by Kishore Mohan/ Health Collective

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Your Stories: Anorexia

September 30, 2017

 

Kishore Mohan/ Health Collective
(Art by Kishore Mohan/ Health Collective)

 

Editor's Note: If you or anyone you care about might be at risk of anorexia/ bulimia/ body image disorders, please reach out to a trained professional for help. You will find a list we're building out of therapists and other mental health pr…

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Solo's Sadventures: Episode 2

September 20, 2017

 

Sadventure by Solo
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... Read more of her Sadventures here

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Comics and Art for Mental Health: Depression

September 16, 2017

Art by Pig Studio for The Health Collective

ALSO SEE: ANXIETY by Pig Studio

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Understanding Therapy and Challenges En Route

September 5, 2017

Battles in the Mind: An Excerpt

September 3, 2017

We feature a moving excerpt from Battles in the Mind, a book written by Anna Chandy, chairperson of Deepika Padukone's Live Love Laugh Foundation (and Padukone's therapist). This excerpt is published with kind permission of Penguin Random House India.

 

Battles in the Mind
by Anna Chandy

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Your Stories:The Rise and Fall... Stages of Borderline Personality Disorder

September 3, 2017

Sadventures by Solo 

BPD Stages by BPD for the Health Collective

BPD Stages by Solo for The Health Collective
(Images Courtesy: 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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I'm Okay, You're Okay

August 29, 2017

 

Art by Kishore Mohan for The Health Collective

Art by: Kishore Mohan 

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Dementia: Five Things Not to Say to People You Care About

August 19, 2017

Amrita Tripathi interviews Himanjali Sankar for The Health Collective

Do read an excerpt of Mrs C Remembers right here on The Health Collective.

 

I. Congratulations on an incredibly compelling story, a complicated one and a very personal one. First off, what drove you to write this book? And what would you want to share about your own personal story?

T…

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D is for Depression: The Health Collective Interview (Hindi)

August 15, 2017

This interview with Shubhrata Prakash, author of 'The D Word' is on our site in English here; it is translated into Hindi in partnership with the team at Newsroom Post.

Also Read: D is for Depression

 

1)       अगर आप पीछे मुड़कर देखें तो आपकी इस यात्रा का सबसे कठिन भाग क्या रहा है?…

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Just Breathe: What Does an Anxiety Attack Feel Like?

August 14, 2017

A Day in the Life of
Someone who Suffers Anxiety Attacks


Constant Punches to the Gut

And...

Breathe.
Anxiety by Pig Studio for The Health CollectiveArt by Pig Studio for The Health Collective

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Your Stories: Solo's Sadventures

August 3, 2017

Mental Health by Solo for The Health Collective
Introducing 'Sadventures' 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 imag…

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Your Stories: The Great Meltdown and the Healing that Came Next

July 31, 2017

Our brave contributor shares her story, and would like to keep her identity anonymous.

July-August 2015 were bad months for me. My boyfriend of 4-odd years had broken up with me after months of strife, over Skype. I had found a photo of him on Instagram with a woman I didn't approve of (and who …

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Depression, BPD and Far From a Stereotype

July 5, 2017

The first time I got to label the feelings I had had in me since childhood, I was 22 years old. I was told I was suffering from Depression and Borderline Personallity Disorder.

I was told it would be a struggle that I would overcome only if I genuinely wanted to help myself. It has been a de…

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Why So Stressed, Millennials?

June 16, 2017

By Sukanya Sharma

I. The Stress and Anxiety

According to a survey done by the American Psychological Association, millennials in America are the most stressed generation. The survey reports that we are mainly stressed about money. (Look what capitalism has done to us! But that’s a different debate…

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