We look at innovative mental health projects that focus on human rights and are accessible to the marginalized communities.
We need to recognise that suicide is a societal failure. To change this, we need policy makers, people, and the media to collaborate.
India features at the top of global suicide rates among women. But how often do you hear about female suicides?
Suicides are preventable, but it has to start with openly talking about it.
To scale beyond tier 1 cities, startups will have to spend time learning about the ground-level cultural and socio-economic realities of these regions.
Focus on mental health and work has been restricted to startups and mental health in the workplace. We have conversations about employee wellbeing, but not about the health of the leader of the enterprise, or the next generation entrepreneur.
For too long, the mental health community has considered queer sexuality through the lens of heterosexuality. It must unlearn this.
Faced with a torrent of guilt, fear, worry, more youngsters are seeking help
Youth Care Network: A Project by young people for young people’s mental wellbeing
At a time when small NGOs working at the grassroots level can play a significant role in tackling the COVID crisis, amendments in the Foreign Contribution Regulation Act (FCRA) have cut them off from funding.
Bhawesh Jha, our Manager (Advocacy) talks about how prisons in India can become super spreaders.
Anna Cutteridge spoke to MHI Director Raj on mental health in India. The interview touches upon why it’s important to fund mental health, on challenging dominant approaches to mental health. They also spoke of intersectionality in mental health and government accountability.
The UK also has a lot to learn from organisations like Mariwala Health Initiative in India, whose work centres the redistribution of power and movement building in healing marginalised communities.
MHI Director Raj , writes for Economic Times about the personal and social factors responsible for a large percentage of deaths in India's youth population.
MHI Director Raj spoke to Mid-Day on the distress and grief experienced with the loss of a companion animal.
MHI Director Raj, writes for Live Mint on human companion animal relationships during COVID.
MHI's Queer Affirmative Counselling Practice program features in FII's writeup on the historic moments for the queer and trans community from the year 2020.
MHI intern Vandana Jogadiya writes on the interplay of caste and mental health through reflections and personal anecdotes from her own childhood experiences in educational settings.
The Borgen Project spoke with Raj Mariwala, Director of MHI, to receive insight into the nonprofit organization’s current efforts to improve women’s mental health in India.
On World Suicide Prevention Day, Cosmopolitan spoke to Raj Mariwala on experiences of distress and anxiety — and the importance of reaching out for support.
Harsh Mariwala, founder of MHI, shares how he personally deals with challenges and the practices he has adopted to enhance his mental health and well-being.
Financial Express writes on MHI's partnership with Snapchat to make available resources from mental health experts when users search for mental health-related topics.
Mariwala Health Initiative and the Manas Foundation are Snapchat's first partners in India, who have created resources around anxiety, depression, loneliness, suicide and general mental health.
Snapchat's 'Here For You' (in partnership with MHI) covers multiple topics on mental health including eating disorders, anxiety, and depression
Snapchat’s wellbeing-focused feature was rolled out in India in a partnership with Mariwala Health Initiative and The Manas Foundation.
Snapchat's partnership with MHI to provide in-app support to its users in India who may be experiencing a mental health or emotional crisis or those who want to learn more about these issues in order to help friends especially during the Covid-19 pandemic.
Snapchat partners with MHI to launch a “Here for You” feature, meant to promote mental health and well-being, in India.
Snapchat launches 'Here for You' initiative in partnership with MHI to help an overwhelming majority of Snapchatters in the country who experience feelings of stress and anxiety.
Snapchat partners with MHI on their 'Here for You' initiative to promote mental health and well-being for Gen Z.
MHI partnered with Snapchat to make mental health resources available for Snap users through their tool 'Here For You', which is part of Snapchat's built-in search feature.
Snapchat launched 'Here For You' in partnership with MHI a feature that provides in-app support to users experiencing mental distress.
MHI Founder, Harsh Mariwala's tweets on the importance of mental health were highlighted by Economic Times as a best practice by workplace leadership during the current pandemic.
MHI Director speaks to Livemint on the mental health impact of conversion therapy and how mental health practitioners have contributed to pathologizing the lives of queer-trans persons.
MHI Director speaks to Forbes India on COVID-related mental distress.
Hindustan Times writes about MHI's Queer Affirmative Counselling Practice training program for mental health professionals and other efforts to building an affirmative society that is respectful of individual choice.
MHI Director and CDO write on how other funders can actively support the well-being of their partner organisations and create systems and structures that enhance their partners' mental and physical health.
The Better India writes on conversion therapy and how it pathologizes the lives of queer-trans persons.
Youth Ki Awaaz published an article on conversion therapy and the petition against it that was initiated by Mariwala Health Initiative.
In the wake of recent deaths by suicide of queer-trans persons on account of unacceptable practices in psychiatric disciplines, The Quint writes on conversion therapy and how it pathologizes the lives of queer-trans persons.
Hindustan Times coverage of conversion therapy practised by mental health professionals across the country and other unacceptable practices in psychiatric disciplines that have historically pathologised the lives of queer-trans persons.
The Caravan writes on the impact of the COVID-lockdown on queer-trans persons, forcing them to live in environments where they are repressed and emotionally captive.
A NewzHook article on MHI's partnership with Mann to co-create a model on integrating mental health within programs for adults with intellectual disabilities.
MHI signs an MoU for a Technical Support Unit that will support the Government of Bihar in strengthening the State’s Mental Health system with a focus on increasing its accessibility and quality of care.
MHI Director Raj Mariwala talks to Forbes about mental health for business leaders and the next steps given the findings of a study on the Mental Health of Entrepreneurs.
Harsh Mariwala talks to Forbes Asia on his ventures including his philanthropic initiative MHI
Harsh and Raj Mariwala interview with IDR on taking a rights-based approach to funding mental health, the challenges of working with a range of stakeholders, and what philanthropy in India needs to do differently.
Rajvi Mariwala speaks to The Hindu about the findings of a mental health and mental well-being study jointly conducted by ASCENTFoundation and MHI.
Harsh Mariwala speaks to Mumbai Mirror on the findings of study on the mental health and well-being of entrepreneurs.
Highlights from MHI-ASCENT Foundation's collaborative study on the mental health and well-being of entrepreneurs.
Harsh Mariwala speaks to The Times of India on the mental health and well-being of Indian entrepreneurs, basis findings from a study undertaken by his two philanthropic initiatives.
Economic Times covers salient findings from a study on the mental health and well-being of entrepreneurs, co-conducted by Mariwala Health Initiative and ASCENT Foundation.
The Health Collective published a Q&A on how iCall operates, what callers can expect, supporting those with mental health conditions and self-care for counsellors.
A deep-dive into caregivers of persons living with mental health conditions who often face burnout, fatigue, financial stress and social isolation in the process of providing care.
Mr. Mariwala speaks about to Zee Business about his philanthropy initiatives and mental health
In the wake of Cafe Coffee Day's founder VG Siddhartha's death by suicide, Harsh Mariwala speaks to The Times of India on the importance of managing stress at the workplace and his mental health initiative MHI.
Health Collective writes a ground-report on the work of MHI partner Schizophrenia Awareness Association, interviewing both caregivers and persons living with a mental illness who avail the facilities.
Unpredictability and violence are dominant stereotypes associated with schizophrenia and persons labelled as such may find themselves being distanced, isolated, seen by others as threatening or dangerous, socially excluded—thus begins a remorseless, self-fortifying cycle of poverty associated wit...
Newz Hook writes on MHI partner Schizophrenia Awareness Association and the work being done for persons living with Schizophrenia via expressive therapies provided through a Day Rehabilitation Centre in Pune, Maharashtra.
Rajvi Mariwala, Director Mariwala Health Initiative (MHI) speaks to Newzhook on Accessible Elections in India and efforts by Anjali (MHI's partner), Iswar Sankalpa and The Banyan to organise voting for persons with psychosocial disabilities
Rajvi Mariwala speaks to The Quint on the importance of mental health services in India's legal system
Rajvi Mariwala, Director, Mariwala Health Initiative (MHI) speaks to Express HealthCare on Bridge the Care Gap campaign—noting that mental health which has long been neglected in political manifestos, for the first time gets mentioned by few political parties.
Newzhook writes on Sukoon's latest counselling centre that was opened inside the premises of the Bombay High Court to reach out to litigants in matrimonial cases - the first of its kind across India.
Rajvi Mariwala and Aparna Joshi speak to Health Collective about why Sukoon was started, how it addresses the gap in mental health care in Family Courts across Maharashtra and how it serves as a successful, replicable model that can be scaled across all Family Courts in the country.
The Logical Indian writes on #BridgeTheCareGap, including quotes and videos from advocates, activists, care providers and user-survivors that supported the campaign.
The Hindu interviews Mr. Mariwala on Bridge the Care Gap campaign, why he is funding this initiative and how the campaign successfully put mental health on the manifestos of two political parties.
NewzHook writes on how disability rights groups and mental health activists are calling on political parties to include disabilities and mental health within the purview of their political manifestos. The article cites examples of how CPI (M) and Congress dedicated a section of their election man...
The Wire writes on MHI's #BridgeTheCareGap campaign and its success in putting Mental Health on the manifestos of two political parties: Congress and AAP. The articles covers the 'gap' in mental health care that the campaign seeks to address - describes how the mental health of certain marginali...
Shruti Chakra, Chief Advisor at Mariwala Health Initiative writes via Youth Ki Awaaz on what makes 'Bridge the Care Gap' a historical campaign that has reframed the discourse around mental health by including first-person, user-survivor voices, multi-lingual videos, representation from those on t...
The Swaddle writes on how Mental Health Care in India has transitioned from a bio-medical approach rife with human rights violations — to a user-survivor, rights-based approach advocated by the new Mental Health Act of 2017, and why we should all be concerned about 'Bridging the Care Gap' in ment...
Feminism In India publishes an article on why Mental Health is a deeply feminist issue and how we can #BridgeTheCareGap for those on the margins.
EconomicTimes writes on the #BridgeTheCareGap, describing it as a guerrilla campaign that made history by lobbying political parties to commit to the implementation of the Mental Healthcare Act and the National Mental Health Policy, and pushing mental health into Congress and CPM’s election mani...
Mental Health Innovation Network (MHIN) published an article on Bridge the Care Gap campaign that describes the processes and strategies adopted to advocate for mental health in an innovative manner.
PatientsEngage published a blog on the Bridge the Care Gap campaign, discussing the mental health care gap, why the campaign is crucial at the point, salient features of the Mental Health Care Act and why implementing the act requires a people's campaign.
NewzHook writes on why Bridge the Care Gap in Mental Health is a crucial campaign to support with excerpts from interviews with Rajvi Mariwala, Soumitra Pathare, Ratnaboli Ray and Pooja Nair.
Times of India journalist Malathy Iyer writes on the Bridge the Care Gap campaign, including excerpts from interviews with Harsh Mariwala and Soumitra Pathare. The article makes a case for why Mental Health must be a priority for all political parties and included in political manifestos.
The Health Collective publishes MHI's post explaining what a Rights-Based Approach to Mental Healthcare looks like, and why it is important.
Forbes talks to business scions including Rajvi Mariwala who expand the boundaries of philanthropy in innovative ways
Forbes talks about MHI and our partners' work.
Article by our Chief Adviser Shruti Chakravarty on Youth Ki Awaaz
The Mental Healthcare Act suffers from several gaps that the original Bill had covered
Harsh Mariwala is investing in organisations and startups that are part of the mental health scale up initiative.
"The mental health of children and adolescents has suddenly become a cause of concern in India."
MHI plans to create a mental health ecosystem in India
She The People writes about MHI's views on mental health
Article about MHI on Pharmabiz.com
Nearly 150 million citizens suffer from common mental disorders
Research shows that the causes of student suicides are varied and intersectional.
Harsh Mariwala Launches Mariwala Health Initiative.
View the Mental Healthcare Act, 2017
Health Collective talks to Raj Mariwala, Director, MHI on the gaps in conversations around mental health in India.