India @70-Mental Health Remains Orphan in National Budget

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

akhilvaani in conversation with Sandeep Gautam, Life Coach and Bipolar Warrior

In the earlier blog, akhilvaani had a conversation with Shubhrata Prakash, IRS Additional Commissioner of Income Tax, and author of the latest best seller, The D-Word: A Survivors's Guide to Depression. akhilvaani is dedicated to "Own-up, Open-Up and Talk Mental illness and to spread "Hope, Love and Pride" to Mentally Ill. Needless to say, Stigma … Continue reading akhilvaani in conversation with Sandeep Gautam, Life Coach and Bipolar Warrior

YEAR END MUSING AND RESOLUTION: As 2017 Dawns -It is Time to Talk “Mental Illness” 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”.