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Fetish: Selena Gomez on a Disturbing Mental Health Issue

July 28, 2017

By Nikita Mishra

Queen Sel might have sparked more than a few conversations with her new music video FetishHer latest single is a complete 180-degree turn from the cutesy vibe she carries and seems to have baffled fans with layers of intense, dark imagery mainly around her mouth. The ‘Bad…

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Ask the Experts: How to Cope with Break-ups, Divorce (Hindi)

July 21, 2017

Psychologist Varkha Chulani writes on The Health Collective

ब्रेकअप और आगे की राह: एक मनोवैज्ञानिक का नजरिया

ऐसा कहा जाता है कि मृत्यु के बाद दूसरा सबसे बड़ा तनाव का कारण अलग होना या तलाक होता है। मगर ऐसा ही हो ये जरूरी नहीं है यदि हम ब्रेकअप को अलग नजरिए से देख सकते हैं- जै…

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Interviewing Reshma Valliappan, Author of Fallen, Standing

May 5, 2017

Amrita Tripathi

Do check out an interview with the multi-talented author of Fallen, Standing: My Life as a Schizophrenist, Reshma Valliappan. You can read an excerpt of her book here. Highly recommend the book (in case that's in doubt!)

 

1) You write very powerfully about your experience…

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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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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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Your Stories: A Shrink Put Me Off Therapy

February 19, 2017

Thanks for sharing a bit of your story...


I have a very small thing to share ... I faced a lot of violence as a child. I suffer from anxiety etc till date. I recently gathered courage and consulted [a renowned psychiatrist] who also happens to be a distant relative.

He continuously across m…

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Your Story: Living with Depression, Healing...

December 2, 2016

By Karishma

Let’s start with giving you an insight on how I was growing up. I was a complete tomboy, always on the roads, troubling our neighbours, talking to whoever would listen to me. My mom started bribing to keep quiet, which didn’t work too long. Though talkative, I was a teacher’s pet and …

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Your Story: Living With Bipolar Disorder (Part Two)

October 5, 2016

Our contributor @mariner1001 shares a second part to a blog on Living With Bipolar Disorder.

 

Coping with Bipolar disorder has been a long struggle -- the early period was one of extreme anguish and agony, but over time, I have learned to live with it and recognise the pressure points.

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Your Story: 'How I Fought My Way out of Depression and Anxiety'

September 28, 2016

This personal narrative of my battle through anxiety and depression is written from the perspective of sharing my story with as many people as possible in the hope of reaching out to those who may benefit from it. A similar story three years ago put me on a path to recovery, and if even a single ind…

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Your Story: Living With Schizophrenia

September 7, 2016

By @gulzaarzindagi

I had my first episode in 2004. From college until my first job, I thought it was just a phase of depression. For the first few years, I could not even understand what happened to me in 2004…And why my family took me to a psychiatrist. I quit my high profile job. I kept askin…

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Your Story: Overcoming an Eating Disorder (Part Two)

September 2, 2016

Part Two of A Guest Post on Developing...and then Overcoming an Eating Disorder

(Trigger Warning: Eating disorder, Food Addiction)

The New Year's Eve celebration was the biggest for all of a century. It was the day to enter into a new millennium, not just a new year. The age of a new era, one …

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