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Who is prone to depression
Who is prone to depression

Have questions on depression and mental health and didn't know whom to ask? We did some asking for you in our Depression 101 series. If you have questions on depression, ask us in the comments section and we'll get the experts to answer them.

Can I know if someone is depressed based on the words they use?
Can I know if someone is depressed based on the words they use?

Have questions on depression and mental health and didn't know whom to ask? We did some asking for you in our Depression 101 series. If you have questions on depression, ask us in the comments section and we'll get experts to answer them for you.

Can a person with depression be smiling and fully functional? - Dr Prabha Chandra
Can a person with depression be smiling and fully functional? - Dr Prabha Chandra

Have questions on depression and mental health and didn't know whom to ask? We did some asking for you in our Depression 101 series. If you have questions on depression, ask us in the comments section and we'll get experts to answer them for you.

Will alcohol help me deal with depression?
Will alcohol help me deal with depression?

Have questions on depression and mental health and didn't know whom to ask? We did some asking for you in our depression 101 series.

Can a physical illness make me more prone to depression? - Dr Mathew Varghese
Can a physical illness make me more prone to depression? - Dr Mathew Varghese

Have questions on depression and mental health and didn't know whom to ask? We did some asking for you in our Depression 101 series. If you have questions on depression, ask us in the comments section and we'll get experts to answer them for you.

Can depression worsen a physical illness - Dr Mathew Varghese
Can depression worsen a physical illness - Dr Mathew Varghese

Have questions on depression and mental health and didn't know whom to ask? We did some asking for you in our Depression 101 series. If you have questions on depression, ask us in the comments section and we'll get experts to answer them for you.

Can I manage my depression without medication? - Dr Mathew Varghese
Can I manage my depression without medication? - Dr Mathew Varghese

Have questions on depression and mental health and didn't know whom to ask? We did some asking for you in our Depression 101 series. If you have questions on depression, ask us in the comments section and we'll get experts to answer them for you.

Depression is not a flight or fancy
Depression is not a flight or fancy

Aruna is a social innovator who practices mindful living on a daily basis to overcome her anxiety and depression. We asked Aruna to talk about how she copes.

Women and their vulnerabilities to mental health issues
Women and their vulnerabilities to mental health issues

Dr Prabha S Chandra talk to White Swan Foundation's chairman, Subroto Bagchi about women, depression and societal factors that contribute to their being vulnerable to mental health issues.

Inclusion of persons with psychosocial disabilities is necessary
Inclusion of persons with psychosocial disabilities is necessary

In this podcast, Dr Jayasree Kalathil, a mental health advocate and founder of London-based Survivor Research, speaks about the need for inclusion of people with psychosocial disabilities within their communities.

Child sexual abuse and mental health
Child sexual abuse and mental health

Child psychiatrist Dr Preeti Jacob of NIMHANS elaborates on the impact of abuse on the mental wellbeing of the child and the role of parents and caregivers in creating safe spaces for children to talk.

"Living with depression is like living behind glass"
"Living with depression is like living behind glass"

Food writer, communications professional and wearer of many hats, Suman Bolar, candidly talks about her struggle with depression, her experiences in learning to cope with a mental illness and the need to openly talk about it. This video is part of White Swan Foundation's Narratives of the Moving Mind, a series on real stories of our emotions and mental health.

"Men are expected to be strong"
"Men are expected to be strong"

Madhu Menon on the difficulty of opening up as a man with depression, and on initiating conversations about mental health. This video is part of White Swan Foundation's Narratives of the Moving Mind, a series of real stories of our emotions and mental health..

"Mental health and physical disability are connected"
"Mental health and physical disability are connected"

Madhumita Venkatraman, a diversity and inclusion evangelist, talks about the pressures that a person with disability faces in their day to day life. She explains that factors such as economic marginalization and disability can make struggle for survival much difficult, which can make them anxious. She also suggests ways to cope with their situation through planning and being part of support groups and seek the help of a mental health professional if the struggle gets very difficult.

"The doctor asked me what postpartum depression is"
"The doctor asked me what postpartum depression is"

A mother speaks about her experience of postpartum depression, and the lack of awareness around it. This video is part of White Swan Foundation's Narratives of the Moving Mind, a series on real stories of our emotions and mental health.

Main unme se nahi hoon
Main unme se nahi hoon

India's first music video against the stigma of mental illness, performed by Indian folk-rock band Swarathma

Yoga and Mind
Yoga and Mind

Dr B N Gangadhar, Director & Vice Chancellor, NIMHANS talks about how yoga enhances mind-body balance.

Lakshmi
Lakshmi

Returning home from the maternity ward, baby in your arms, may seem to be the picture of joy. For some mothers, caring for a newborn may be overwhelming. Lakshmi, a mother of two, talks about her pregnancy and about how essential self-care is for a new mother.

Naina Kanthraj
Naina Kanthraj

“You seem to be gaining a lot of weight – when are you due?” “Are you having twins?” An expectant mother often hears several comments and receives advice on how she should care for herself and her baby. Naina recounts her struggle with her body image during and after pregnancy.

My maternal mental health story
My maternal mental health story

At least one in six women from developing will experience mental health issues during pregnancy, and one in five women will experience mental health issues after childbirth. These women speak to us about their experiences during motherhood.

Busting exam myths
Busting exam myths

It is believed that getting good grades in exams automatically guarantees you good career and good future? But is it really true? Child and adolescent psychiatrist Dr Satish Girimaji busts some of the common exam myths for you.

These students do the wackiest things to deal with exam stress
These students do the wackiest things to deal with exam stress

We asked some college students across Bangalore about how they deal with exam season? Check out the video to see what they say.

Raising a special child
Raising a special child

Prof Venkatesh, President, Karnataka Parents' Association for Mentally Retarded Citizens, talks about the challenges parents face in raising a child with mental illness and developmental disabilities.

What happens when a teacher reaches out to a student?
What happens when a teacher reaches out to a student?

Teachers can play an important role in the mental health of their students. Do you remember a teacher who reached out to you? Here are six stories of people who do.

I wanted to give my son an opportunity
I wanted to give my son an opportunity

Ruby Singh speaks about working with her son who has autism, and helping him develop essential skills.

My specially-abled son inspired me
My specially-abled son inspired me

Ravindra Kumar speaks about his son, Santosh's journey from being diagnosed with a developmental disorder to participating in marathons and the Special Olympics

What you need to know about eating disorders
What you need to know about eating disorders

Dr Prabha Chandra, professor of psychiatry at NIMHANS, talks about how eating disorders are mental health issues, how they can be diagnosed and treated, and how they are no longer limited to the western cultures.

Dealing with the struggles of caregiving
Dealing with the struggles of caregiving

Dr S K Chaturvedi, professor of psychiatry, talks about the challenges of caring for a person with mental illness and tips to tackle them.

Why is maternal mental health important?
Why is maternal mental health important?

A conversation between Dr Prabha Chandra, psychiatrist, NIMHANS and Dr Latha Venkatram, obstetrician and gynecologist.

What you need to know about breastfeeding- Dr Shaibya Saldan
What you need to know about breastfeeding- Dr Shaibya Saldan

What you need to know about breastfeeding- Dr Shaibya Saldanha, lactation consultant

Arundhati Nag on the need for mental health education
Arundhati Nag on the need for mental health education

Arundhati Nag on how stigma and lack of awareness stops people from seeking mental health help

Yoga has helped me manage my illness better
Yoga has helped me manage my illness better

Piyush Patel who was diagnosed with schizophrenia talks about how yoga has helped him

Self-discipline is key to practising yoga
Self-discipline is key to practising yoga

You can reap the full benefits of yoga with disciplined practice

Five yoga apps to help you practice better
Five yoga apps to help you practice better

If you don't have the time to go to a yoga class, these apps can guide your session

Therapeutic effects of yoga
Therapeutic effects of yoga

Yoga’s effects on the brain can help in treating mental illnesses

Empathize, don't exclude: a caregiver speaks
Empathize, don't exclude: a caregiver speaks

Caregiver Tajamul Islam speaks about the need for community support for people with physical or mental health disorders.

Mental health is everyone's business
Mental health is everyone's business

Professor Dinesh Bhugra, President, World Psychiatric Council says everyone in society should fight the stigma against mental illness.

Let's Talk Mental Health – Mental Health in India
Let's Talk Mental Health – Mental Health in India

On World Mental Health Day Dr P Satishchandra, Director / Vice Chancellor, NIMHANS, helps us understand where India stands on mental health issues, why it is everybody's problem and how awareness is the first step to finding the solution.

When should you seek help for a mental health issue?
When should you seek help for a mental health issue?

Prof Sreedhara Murthy, a psychologist based in Bangalore, talks about when one should seek help for a mental health problem, who one should talk to, and how stigma is still a major barrier in seeking help for mental health issues.

Yoga and mental health
Yoga and mental health

Yoga can be prescribed as therapy, along with medication and psychotherapy, for treating various mental disorders

Rishi Kapoor on mental health
Rishi Kapoor on mental health

Veteran Bollywood actor Rishi Kapoor talks about mental health in India and encourages people to openly discuss mental health issues, so that help and support can be provided to those who need it. He also pledges his support to White Swan Foundation in its mission to connect people to its resources.