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.
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
As politicians again make mental illness a joke, you can either call them out or laugh out loud.
A 28-year-old mental health activist talks about where sex, sexuality and desire intersect with mental illness.
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.
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.
This past year was a reminder that bipolarity can’t be cured, neither by platitudes nor by a memoir.
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.
Despite high levels of mental illness in India, psychiatrists, psychologists and other mental health professionals are in short supply, and we lack both the resources and empathy needed to repair our failing systems.