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Mental Health

Disillusionment and Existential Crises in Millennials

Millenials are regarded as being achievement-oriented. They seek new experiences and learning opportunities, a better work-life balance, independence and appreciation. While these are some of the positive attributes, they are also regarded as “wanting promotions too often”, changing workplaces frequently in search for better opportunities, the need to be rewarded for every small achievement, they grow up with the belief that they deserve promotions in spite of seemingly mediocre achievements. As Simon Sinek put it,  “They’re thrust in the real world and in an instant they find out they’re not special, their mums can’t get them a promotion, that you get nothing for coming in last – and by the way, you can’t just have it because you want it.” They are also considered entitled, selfish, shallow and lazy.  While these aspects are correct would it be fair to call millenials the “snowflake generation” as they are often called?

The Mental Health Institute 2018 – Day 2

MUMBAI -- Day two of The Mental Health Institute was full of information and discussions. We started with a lecture by Dr. Kersi Chavda, psychiatrist, who covered multiple dimensions of adolescent mental health, focusing on depression, aggression the increasing rate of suicides in the country. He also discussed the Blue Whale issue which continues to take many lives around the world. Dr. Chavda stressed on the need for mental health professionals to focus...

The Mental Health Institute 2018 – Day 1

MUMBAI -- In this moneymaking world where everything can be monetised, human beings have begun to focus much more on keeping ourselves fit to stay on top of our daily routines. Unfortunately, for a lot of us, physical health is the only thing that matters, and mental health takes a backseat. We are bringing it back to the forefront. One Future Collective, De Sousa Foundation, and the Psychiatry Department of Lok Manya Tilak...

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...

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