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Mental Health

PsychBeat | All You Need To Know About Expressive Arts Therapy

PsychBeat is a monthly column by Shruti Venkatesh which intends to look at innovative therapies that can be used to counter mental health issues. Expressive Arts Therapy (EAT), a form of therapy which is relatively new in its formation but is rapidly gaining popularity, combines psychology and various arts (movement, drawing, painting, sculpting, music, writing, sound, and improvisation) to promote emotional growth and healing. “Basic art, movement, dance, clay, toys, drama and other artistic modalities...

One Future Inspire I Kaanchana Suppayah: Children of Our Future

One Future Inspire is a series of interviews with young people across countries, borders, spectrums of work and being. These people share a common quality -- they inspire us. Our aim is to bring their work to the fore with the hope that it might ignite a spark in someone, somewhere. We begin our series of interviews with Kaanchana Suppayah, an intersectional feminist, currently leading a team at work with child survivors of domestic...

Ed-Innovate I Innovate to Include

Educational Innovations Series #2 (This article is a part of the Educational Innovation series, by Pukhraj Ranjan, which explores global innovations that are helping solve critical issues in K12 education with the hope to spread it to the Indian education landscape and beyond.) “A lot of different flowers make a bouquet.” — Muslim Origin As an Indian growing up, I have heard the phrase "unity in diversity" a million times. However, I am often surprised by the absence...

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War and Menstruation

Often, the deepest casualties of war are the ones that don’t find words. Silenced, we believe they don’t exist, as they surreptitiously mock human rights, etching stains forever. Menstruation. Imagine your fifteen year old self (yes, men too). Idealism, passion and dreams of the future. You were probably studying in a school, with fans at least and single gender bathrooms, with latches and running water. You probably had a group of friends and evenings...

“Do I Look Good Enough in this Picture?” – Selfies, Social Media and Mental Health

'Selfitis' is not a real disease, but the mental health aspects surrounding selfies are not to be taken lightly.  Selfie, a word that made its way to become the word of the year in 2013, as described by the Oxford English Dictionary is defined as “a photograph that one has taken of oneself, typically one taken with a smartphone or webcam and shared via social media” by the same. The obsession with self-portrait photographs...

Mental Health And Sports

Throwing light on the challenges and anxieties sports persons go through. The mental health awareness month in May 2018 saw some large sports personalities open up about their mental health struggles over the course of their career. Sports giants like Olympic Gold-medallist swimmer- Micheal Phelps, NBA legend- Jerry West, NFL player- Brandon Marshall have shared their stories and have thus started the slow and steady process of destigmatizing mental illness in sports. Behind the success...

Ed-Innovate I Dismantling the Bullying Culture

Educational Innovations Series #1 (This article is the first in an Educational Innovation series by Pukhraj Ranjan, which explores global innovations that are helping solve critical issues in K12 education with the hope to spread it to the Indian education landscape and beyond.)   As a girl child growing up in the capital of India and attending an average, middle-income private school, I was bullied for being too tall, too dark, too hairy (body hair) and...

Let’s Talk About Menstruation with Ease

The significance of dialogue and discussion around ‘the red week of our month’.   Why do we hesitate to say that we bleed Yes, every month for at least thirty long years It is blood that flows through our vagina But unfortunately on rags and cloths Even the privilege of sanitary napkins Is wrapped in whispers you see We say it’s that time of the month And that is enough a reason To cancel our trips, dance classes And even a temple visit Why do...

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...

Why is Geriatric Mental Health a Less Discussed Issue?

Debunking associated myths and beliefs. Mental health issues in the elderly are more often than not treatable. Unfortunately, this is not the popular opinion. As the geriatric population is on the rise, their mental, as well as physical healthcare, needs significant attention. However, their healthcare is often viewed as a personal challenge of the families and caretakers. If stigmatising mental health wasn’t enough, there is a huge amount of stereotyping directed towards ageing. Consequently, geriatric...

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