Mental Health seperator

Mental health has slowly made its entry into the vocabulary of urban India but it’s far from the acceptance required to help nearly 14% of the Indian population with mental health issues cope.

In this mental health journalism project we look for the questions we should be asking on how we – with our individual biological and psychological make-up –interact with an ever changing society and its culture, discrimination, innovation and evolving semantics. How prepared is our health system to cope with the issue? Are the new rising tech solutions the way forward or are they band-aids on a gaping deficit of mental health experts?

The first of the series will explore India’s relationship with screens and what impact these relatively new but needed additions are making to our emotional health and how we can make them work for us.

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This Yin and Yang of Screens

19 August 2022
We’ve never been more involved with our screens but is the relationship a healthy one? Even as Indians spent 4.7 hours on average on their phones in 2021, how much is too much?
FROM OTHER PROJECTS

Removing Child Sexual Abuse Material from the Internet

22 March 2022
In 2019, the NCMEC got 16.9 million suspected CSAM reports, of which nearly 1.98 million were from India—the single-largest out of 241 countries. The Indian subcontinent ranks high when it comes to CSAM consumption.

Beware of Entrepreneurship

17 October 2022
Entrepreneurship is like a ghost fight. You are fighting with your own ghost every day. In this heartfelt account Sunny Ghosh talks about the struggles of entrepreneurship beyond the usual chase of unicorn statuses and success stories.

How the Phone You Chucked is Killing Seelampur

11 January 2021
The story of a teenage boy Aman is common among the 30,000 men, women and children who expose themselves to toxic fumes, acid splashes and lasting injuries in Seelampur, the town where all our old phones go to die.