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
My interest in Mental Health is existential. I have battled Bipolar Disorder for decades. Have been a Mental Health Advocate and Activist for a decade and I have also served on the Government of India, Mental Health Policy Group for four years. Every year I have some wish list on Budget Day. This year wish … Continue reading India @70-Mental Health Remains Orphan in National Budget
Friends in earlier two blogs in "Of Madness and Sadness" series in akhilvaani, I exhorted upon you to Own-Up, Open-Up and Talk Mental Illness" (yes Mental Illness of yours or your nears and dear ones) in the broader context of celebrating 2017, as the big audacious Year of "Hope, Love and Pride" for Mentally Ill … Continue reading India: Let Us make 2017 Year to “Own-Up, Open-Up and Talk Mental Illness”
Friends, 2017 has arrived in bridal makeover. Can we make it one of "Hope and Pride" for all "Mentally Ill" in India. It will help conquer age-old societal stigma and discrimination against Mental Illness. Yes we can. -if all sufferers and care-givers (family and institutions) make a Collaborative Umbrella. And let the war start with … Continue reading Let us make 2017 the Year of Change-“Time Now to Accept, Own-up, Open-up and talk Mental illness -and Celebrate 2017 as Year of “Hope & Pride for Mentally Ill in India”
It is time to bid farewell to 2016 and make some audacious resolution for upcoming year. Among my resolutions for the year 2017 knocking at the door, the one closest to heart is - "It is time to Talk Mental Illness in India". In my lexicon it is time to talk "Of Madness and Sadness" … Continue reading YEAR END MUSING AND RESOLUTION: As 2017 Dawns -It is Time to Talk “Mental Illness” in India”.