One Future Collective is an organization that works towards building compassionate youth social leadership through the use of art, education, community intervention and policy advocacy – across verticals of gender justice, mental health, legal reform and development policy.

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Author: Anoushka Thakkar

Academic Stress in Students

Cues to ensure and assure a stress-free academic environment for students.   School education is a very important part of an individual’s life and is also a turning point in their academic life. At this stage, the academic performance of a student plays a crucial role in deciding the next stage of their education, which in turn shapes their career. An excess of academic stress during this stage can result in adverse effects that are...

HOW TECHNOLOGY MAKES US ANXIOUS

Does the all-caps title make you anxious? It should. This article should make you anxious enough to pay more attention to the blurring of the real and virtual. Technology is evolving at a rampant rate and it is hard to keep up with. This fast-paced change is also responsible for creating an anxiety-ridden society. Studies, magazines, articles and other people are telling us that technology is making us more anxious. But to what extent...

The Need for School Mental Health

Nurturing and sustaining a healthy future. The youth of today spend more time in schools than they do anywhere else except their homes. This makes the school one of the best places for both educators and students to become increasingly aware of mental health problems and illnesses. The mission of school mental health programmes is to promote healthy social, emotional and behavioural development of the students. Health concerns must be addressed in schools itself...

Workplace Mental Health is Important

Let’s talk about the silent boss in your head. In today’s day and age, mental illness is the leading cause of long-term absence at the workplace in most developed countries. Poor mental health causes over 70 million working days to be lost every year (UK Chief Medical Officer, 2013). This ranges from the most commonly experienced symptoms of stress and anxiety, to the more complex mental health conditions such as depression, bipolar disorder and obsessive-compulsive disorder. Mental...

The Future of Mental Well-being for Trans Persons in India

The role of society and healthcare professionals. The first official count of the third gender in India in 2014 was 4.9 lakh. While transgender activists estimate the numbers to be six to seven times higher, such a large number of people identified themselves as belonging to the third gender, despite the fact that the census counting happened well before the Supreme Court order gave legal recognition to the third gender. Of the total number of transgenders...

The Science of Mental Health

Mental health is a level of well-being or the absence of a mental illness in an individual. It constitutes for our emotional, psychological and social well-being. It also determines and affects how we handle stress, relate to others and make choices. It is important at every stage of our lives, from childhood to adolescence, to adulthood and beyond. If one experiences mental health problems at any stage in life, it can significantly affect their...

Mental Health — Let’s Dismantle the Stigma

1 in 4 people experience mental health problems during their lifespan. When we assume how these problems will affect their behaviour, we are increasing the chances of these individuals being singled out or labelled as different, strange or dangerous. This is what we would call stigma. Whereas, treating someone differently from others because of their mental health — consciously or unconsciously — is called discrimination. People with mental illnesses often experience stigma and discrimination that can be worse than the...

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