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Ask the Experts: What's Stressing Out Indian Kids?

January 20, 2018

Ask the Experts with Dr Amit Sen

 

Amrita Tripathi, Founder-Editor, The Health Collective
We’re in conversation today with senior psychiatrist Dr Amit Sen to take us through some of the most common stressors when it comes to child and adolescent mental health.

Dr Amit Sen, Fo…

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Understanding ADHD/ ADD

January 17, 2018

By Devina Buckshee


What comes to mind when you think of Attention Deficit Hyperactive Disorder (ADHD) or Attention Deficit Disorder (ADD)?
“Unfortunately a child who has ADHD is always imagined/perceived as a child who has excess energy, fidgety and most probably bored and in my mind an under-…

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We Need to Talk: Suicide and Suicide Prevention

January 13, 2018

By Amrita Tripathi

A recent article in the Times of India highlighted that in India, a student takes his/her own life every hour. Every hour. Every year, we talk about exam stress, often ignoring relationship stress, the magnitude of pressure on the young, and certainly overlooking the fact that

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Hidden Illness: The Dr Vikram Patel Interview

January 9, 2018

As part of our series, Ask the Experts, The Health Collective is delighted to share PART TWO of this interview with renowned psychiatrist Dr Vikram Patel, the Co-Founder, Sangath.

Also Watch: Part One of the Interview

 

 

Amrita: Dr Patel, just to pick up a little bit from what we’…

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Mental Health and Illness in India

January 6, 2018

As part of our series, Ask the Experts, The Health Collective is delighted to share this interview with renowned psychiatrist Dr Vikram Patel, the Co-Founder, Sangath.

 

 

Amrita: How important is it to normalise conversations around mental health and mental illness, especially in India…

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Epic Fail: Transport Woes and Your Stress Levels

January 2, 2018

By Devanik Saha 

We tend to talk about mental health at the work place, because as individuals we spend more than 1/3rd of our adult lives there, which makes it an obvious place of intervention. However, what about before you even start your work day? What about the difficulties in reaching you…

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Talking Mental Health in the New Year

January 1, 2018

Ask the Experts: Three Things You Need to Know About Mental Health

December 22, 2017

Watch an excerpt of our interview with Dr Vikram Patel

 

 

What are two or three things you wished everyone in India to know about mental illness?

Dr Vikram Patel: First of all, mental health is not just the absence of mental illness. Secondly, that each and every one of us has a …

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Ask the Experts: What is OCD

December 20, 2017

Ask the Experts with Dr Achal Bhagat

 

WHAT IS OBSESSIVE COMPULSIVE DISORDER?

OCD is a very common psychiatric disorder, where you have repetitive thoughts which come to your mind over and over again. Sometimes you know them to be absurd and illogical, but they keep coming back and you…

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The Law and You: Workplace, Tech and Mental Health

December 15, 2017

By Vandita Morarka

Our earlier piece in The Health Collective on employee mental health rights in the workplace looked at what the law says about mental health support at the workplace in India. While we wait for legislation to catch up to urgent realities, we must look to companies to implement…

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Understanding Therapy: Obsessive Compulsive Disorder

December 13, 2017

By Shruti Venkatesh

 

What is OCD?

Obsessive-compulsive disorder (OCD) is characterised by recurrent, unwanted, and sometimes bizarre thoughts, impulses, or doubts that evoke affective distress (obsessions - e.g., dirt, germs, or specific situations) and repetitive behavioural or mental ri…

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Understanding Mental Health: Talk, Listen, Stay Informed

December 10, 2017

Ask the Experts with Dr Achal Bhagat

 

WHAT IS MENTAL HEALTH?

We all have thoughts, feelings...We all interact with people. What do we want to achieve? Dignity for ourselves, to fulfil our purpose in life, we want to aspire to some things, we want to feel good about ourselves… This s…

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What's Mental Health got to do With Pets and Animal Care?

December 4, 2017

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What does mental health have to do with animal care? In our Health Collective special, Amrita Tripathi interviews Canine Behaviourist Rajvi Mariwala for insight into some extreme stressors. Edited excerpts of our interview:

 

1) Can you share a little bit more on what you highlighted wr…

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Sexual Harassment and Healing from Trauma

November 30, 2017

By Sukanya Sharma

The recent #MeToo campaign has brought to light again how sexual harassment is an everyday occurrence for many women and men. There’s no question about some of the major after-effects of dealing with an experience like this.

“Trauma is at its core an emotional response to a…

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Voices: What is Stressing out Delhi's Girls?

November 25, 2017

By Devanik Saha

The World Health Organisation (WHO) estimates that 10-20% of children and adolescents experience mental disorders. If untreated, these conditions severely influence children’s development, their educational attainments and their potential to live a fulfilling and productive life.…

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Comics for Mental Health: Self Harm and Healing

November 24, 2017

Self Harm and Healing by Pig Studio

Self Harm and Healing: Art by Pig Studio for The Health Collective

Inspired by Your Stories: Self Harm and Healing

ALSO BY PIG STUDIO: DEPRESSION

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Mental Health in the News: Toxic Air and Mental Health

November 11, 2017

Mental Health/ Health Collective

 

THE HEADLINE: How Toxic Air Clouds Mental Health (Science Daily)

WHAT YOU NEED TO KNOW: Researchers at the University of Washington School of Public Health have found that air pollution not only affects the lungs, but also the brain. The study merged results of a study with 6,000 part…

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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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Spread the Word on Dangers of Blue Whale: Supreme Court to DD and TV Channels

October 28, 2017

By Team Health Collective

On October 27, 2017, the Supreme Court (SC) took cognisance of the ‘Blue Whale Challenge’ and termed it a national problem. While asking the government for a time-bound plan to ban the game, it has also directed the state-run channel Doordarshan and private telev…

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