Millions Indians with Mental Illness Need Support Beyond Policy, Legislation and Program-here is case of Niraj Chandan

This is the story of Niraj Chandan.  A month back he wanted to share his story with Akhilvaani. Niraj is like most of us-a non-affluent Indian who is husband and father of two dotting children. I was a month late in approaching Niraj to share his story.  It has not possible for him to write … Continue reading Millions Indians with Mental Illness Need Support Beyond Policy, Legislation and Program-here is case of Niraj Chandan

YOU CAN LIVE WELL WITH SCHIZOPHRENIA: ASHISH KEJARIWAL TELLS AKHILVAANI

  Schizophrenia is most debilitating of the Mental Illness. It is   a chronic and severe mental disorder that affects how a person thinks, feels, and behaves . People with schizophrenia may seem like they have lost touch with reality. Common symptoms of the illness include but are not limited to the false beliefs, confused … Continue reading YOU CAN LIVE WELL WITH SCHIZOPHRENIA: ASHISH KEJARIWAL TELLS AKHILVAANI

Mental Health Care Act, 2017 – A Dream Come True-When I deposed on the Bill to the standing committee of parliament on 4th October, 2013

175248 Above enclosed is the link of the Gazette Notification of the India's audacious, transformational and revolutionary Mental Health Act, 2017 (Act 10 of 2017) as assented to by The President of India, on the seminal 7th April, 2017, the World Health Day when India joined the World to talk Depression and Mental Illness. The … Continue reading Mental Health Care Act, 2017 – A Dream Come True-When I deposed on the Bill to the standing committee of parliament on 4th October, 2013

Akhilvaani in talk with Amrit Bakhshy- His Journey As Care-Giver and making of his Book-“Mental Illness and Care giving: Challenges, Concerns, Complications”

This post is not about Mentally Ill. This is for Caregivers particularly family caregivers of persons suffering from Mental Illness. This is an interview with care-giver par-excellence Mr. Amrit Bakhshy-this is about his journey as caregiver, this is about most intractable of mental illnesses "Schizophrenia", this is about his pearls of wisdom to both sufferers … Continue reading Akhilvaani in talk with Amrit Bakhshy- His Journey As Care-Giver and making of his Book-“Mental Illness and Care giving: Challenges, Concerns, Complications”

THE NEW DEAL-INCREDIBLE JOURNEY OF THE MAKING OF INDIA’s NEW-NEW MENTAL HEALTH LEGISLATION

Tonight the Google search "Lok Sabha Passess Mental Health Bill" returned me 1,72000 search hits. Closely following it was "Rajya Sabha Passes Mental Health Bill" with 1,05,000 hits. Before I proceed further let me step back to Circa 2009, when the google search "India Celebrates World Mental Health Day" by me on 15th October, had … Continue reading THE NEW DEAL-INCREDIBLE JOURNEY OF THE MAKING OF INDIA’s NEW-NEW MENTAL HEALTH LEGISLATION

Collateral Damage of Bipolar Rage

Last ten days were vacation time for me. Two marriages-first one was of  a friend's son. It was supposed to be re-bonding time and relaxing time in a five star resort in the outskirt of  Jaipur in the company of some truly close railway friends. And it indeed fulfilled its promise. T he second one … Continue reading Collateral Damage of Bipolar Rage

Lunacy of a Nation and Mental Bankruptcy of India’s Law Makers, Executive and Judiciary

Even in a democracy there is a limitation to the Freedom of Speech. I am painfully aware, this post can and possibly may attract contempt of court, ire of Indian Law makers (read Parliamentarians o… Source: Lunacy of a Nation and Mental Bankruptcy of India's Law Makers, Executive and Judiciary

Lunacy of a Nation and Mental Bankruptcy of India’s Law Makers, Executive and Judiciary

Even in a democracy there is a limitation to the Freedom of Speech. I am painfully aware, this post can and possibly may attract contempt of court, ire of Indian Law makers (read Parliamentarians o… Source: Lunacy of a Nation and Mental Bankruptcy of India's Law Makers, Executive and Judiciary

Lunacy of a Nation and Mental Bankruptcy of India’s Law Makers, Executive and Judiciary

Even in a democracy there is a limitation to the Freedom of Speech. I am painfully aware, this post can and possibly may attract contempt of court, ire of Indian Law makers (read Parliamentarians of all hues) and severe censure of highest level of executive. Yet I write, lest millions of Indian sufferers of Mental … Continue reading Lunacy of a Nation and Mental Bankruptcy of India’s Law Makers, Executive and Judiciary

A True Story of Hope: akhilvaani in Conversation with Young-Turk Tanvi Kale on How She Tamed Her Depression Beast

Welcome brave-heart Tanvi Kale to "akhilvaani". You are aware, " akhilvaani" is a platform to Own-Up, Open-Up and Talk Mental Illness it is committed to spread "Hope, Love and Pride"  amongst Mentally Ill thereby  busting the stigma around it. At the outset, my most sincere thanks for first owning-up and opening-up on twitter in response … Continue reading A True Story of Hope: akhilvaani in Conversation with Young-Turk Tanvi Kale on How She Tamed Her Depression Beast