Mental Health Section

  1. January 16, 2020 – PANDAS: A dangerous condition that can lead to suicide.
  2. January 2, 2020 – What to do when therapy does not work?
  3. December 26, 2019 – “You’re the Suicide Prevention lady!” – How I decided to take up a cause that no one was talking about.
  4. December 19, 2019 – Akathisia – A terrifying condition we should be talking about.
  5. December 12, 2019 – How to make the most of your gap year! – and engage in some self-care.

Raashi Thakran, columnist, Mental Health, The Bombay Review. More about her below:

IMG-20190710-WA0015Raashi Thakran, 21, is an Engineering graduate and mental health advocate from Bangalore. She conducts workshops and sessions on mental health and suicide prevention in order to raise awareness of its challenges in today’s society. As a changemaker from Change.org’s flagship program – She Creates Change, she has undertaken various projects raising her voice for social issues in the country. In July this year, she started a petition asking the Ministry of Health and Family Welfare, India, to launch a National Helpline Number for Suicide Prevention in India which has received more than 2 lakh signatures.

Raashi has been featured in The Logical Indian, the Quint, The Hindu, Dainik Jagran, Mid-day and other news portals for her initiatives. She has also launched her own blog where she writes on mental health and self-care. In her free time, she is a normal 22 year old who is looking to pursue Psychology in the near future and get one step closer to where she wants to reach in life. She has also worked with Teach for India as part of their HR and City Operations team and launched an initiative called “Care for Fellows” which is a comprehensive employee wellness programme. Working with AIESEC as a Global Volunteer, she will next be going to Egypt to work with refugees.