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Ask the Experts: A Case for Emotionality

July 25, 2017

By Varkha Chulani

In the recent past I have seen too many clients getting into trouble due to self-control! Yes, sounds a bit odd, because mankind’s main problem seems quite contrarian. Decadence and intemperance being the bane for many, with self-indulgence and instant gratification playing a si…

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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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Fallen Standing: An Excerpt from a Powerful Memoir

April 16, 2017


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


“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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Ask the Experts: Is Therapy for Everyone?

February 23, 2017

By Varkha Chulani

First of all let's break the myth that only mentally ill people need therapy.

First of all let's break the myth that only mentally ill people need therapy. 

I'd love to illustrate this with an example of a gymnasium. If you notice, a gym is often made up of people who ar…

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Our Stories: Self-Harm (Trigger Warning)

February 1, 2017

It's hard enough to confront some of the darkest moments of your life, harder still to attempt to articulate or share, but sometimes it helps. And sometimes it doesn't, I guess.

There is something about the "damaged" and "broken" though...It's a tribe, recognisable by "scars that glisten in the …

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Racing to the Brink: Mental Health and You

January 9, 2017

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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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