Sunday, May 31, 2020

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Making Schools Safer: What Might Safer Spaces Mean?

This is the second essay in a three-part series on approaches and strategies to making schools safer through the varied applications of...
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Psychosocial Challenges in the Midst of the Coronavirus — Honey Oberoi...

This article by Honey Oberoi Vahali was first published on The India Forum here.
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Mental Health in Locked-Down India — Kavya Murthy

This article by Kavya Murthy was originally published on The News Minute as With a country-wide lockdown, how is India coping with...

A ‘Case’ or a ‘Person’? The Perennial Dilemma in Psy-disciplines: A...

I remember being seated before a board of interviewers for a viva-voce that would have been my ticket to a two-year MPhil...
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The COVID-19 Pandemic and Chances of a Mental Health Crisis in...

The coronavirus disease (COVID-19) pandemic has been declared a public health emergency by the World Health Organisation (WHO) and most countries in...
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Training For This Our Entire Lives

COVID-19 has changed the way of life for nearly everyone in its path. The mental toll is real and relevant, even if...
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Shouldering Scars — by Manjiri Indurkar

This post was originally published on Firstpost as Shouldering Scars: PTSD can Manifest in Mysterious Ways as this Author Found

Symptom or Protest? Exploring the Vastness of Distress Beyond the Medical...

The first poem in R. D. Laing’s collected works, Knots, commences with the following: “They are playing a...

ARTWORK

Millennial-ing with Invisible Disabilities in a Neurotypical World: Is there no...

*Trigger Warning: Suicidal ideation, self-harm* When my best isn’t good enough,My love isn’t kind enough,My care isn’t...

The Public Prescription Series by Sonaksha Iyengar | (Part-II)

This is Part 2 of the Public Prescription Series, containing illustrations and typography by Sonaksha Iyengar, in which she looks at the advice that persons who exhibit emotional and/or mental distress are often subject to.

VIDEOS

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The Forgotten People

Only last year, Mad in Asia Pacific ran Yeni Rosa Damayanti’s photo-essay on the horrific conditions the mentally ill in Indonesia had...

Finding the Light Through Poetry

In 2015, I did an unusual thing — I signed up for an MA in Creative Writing. Middle aged women, especially Indian...

Making Inclusion a Reality: Interview Series (Part IV)

Moving away from the biomedical and institutionalisation model, persons with psychosocial disabilities everywhere have demonstrated that there are better alternatives to inclusion...

Making Inclusion a Reality: Interview Series (Part III)

Moving away from the biomedical and institutionalisation model, persons with psychosocial disabilities everywhere have demonstrated that there are better alternatives to inclusion...

Making Inclusion a Reality: Interview Series (Part II)

Moving away from the biomedical and institutionalisation model, persons with psychosocial disabilities everywhere have demonstrated that there are better alternatives to inclusion...

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