In the public conversation that Sushant Singh Rajput’s suicide has precipitated, one can only hope the discourse of mental health will restore some sanity.
Shreevatsa Nevatia is the author of 'How to Travel Light', a bipolar memoir.
"By reducing the death to a statistic, we bury the individual's story," says psychoanalyst and author Leader, for whom the life stories of COVID victims matter more than body count.
03/05/2020 12:32 PM IST
Even if inadvertently, mental illness is helping me survive the loss and isolation dealt out by a pandemic.
26/04/2020 8:40 AM IST
Joker’s assault on happiness is timely, but its equivalence of madness and violence is not.
04/10/2019 6:32 PM IST
Hindi films have always had a limited vocabulary for mental illnesses. This Kangana Ranaut, Rajkummar Rao-starrer, however, can help compile a more inclusive dictionary for Bollywood.
31/07/2019 6:05 PM IST
It is a patient’s family who is invariably asked to pick the pieces of her mental illness. With little awareness to soothe new fears, members of immediate support systems often find they are helpless
20/07/2019 1:09 AM IST
As politicians again make mental illness a joke, you can either call them out or laugh out loud.
14/04/2019 12:53 PM IST
A 28-year-old mental health activist talks about where sex, sexuality and desire intersect with mental illness.
08/02/2019 2:29 PM IST
Binge-watching might be a problem, but shows like 'Nanette' and 'Crazy Ex-Girlfriend' are not just helping change how the mentally ill are perceived, they also have the potential to make them feel better.
30/01/2019 4:22 PM IST
By claiming that Priyanka Gandhi is bipolar, Subramanian Swamy has re-stigmatised mental illness.
29/01/2019 2:09 AM IST
Though her life has twice been devastated by schizophrenia, a 36-year-old patient has found ways to not just control, but also enjoy her illness.
16/01/2019 1:06 PM IST
Mental health professionals say depression is the most common expression of loneliness, but the shame associated with seeking help means many are suffering in silence.
27/12/2018 1:43 PM IST
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