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We Need to Talk about Mental Health and Therapy

August 12, 2017

By Sukanya Sharma

What is therapy? Why do people shy away from it? What makes the conversation difficult? How does one approach therapy? How does one know one needs help? Will such persons be scrutinised? Will they be tagged or stereotyped? Will people mock them for their vulnerability? Or can we c…

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Ten Things to Know About Domestic Violence

June 25, 2017

 

“I would leave if my husband/ partner ever hit me, cheated on me or treated me like dirt”.

How often have you thought that in the past or even in the present? All of us have an internal moral standard on abuse and dignity and we instinctively want to protect ourselves. Yet, unless you ha…

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Lost Voices: Losing a Pregnancy

June 12, 2017

This article is a part of a series called “lost voices”, where Ratna Golaknath writes about issues that are often unspoken about and that hardly ever reach the therapy rooms.

Many of my friends, acquaintances and clients have shared the experience of losing a pregnancy. This could be for med…

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Ask the Experts: Learning to be Kind to Yourself When You're Low

May 17, 2017

By Ratna Golaknath

A few weeks ago, I was caught in a minor pile-up on the road near my home. I got a bad jolt and the seat belt gave me a bad burn on my neck. I came out shaken but fortunately quite unharmed. My family and friends all called in and checked up on me and offered a kind word. I was…

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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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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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