Articles by Divya Srivastava
Mar 05, 2019
Narendra Modi's insensitive remark on dyslexia reaffirms India's narrow understanding of learning disordersPrime Minister Narendra Modi has been criticised for seemingly taking a jibe at the Gandhis — Rahul and Sonia — by making a reference to dyslexia and children who have been labelled as dyslexic.
Feb 01, 2019
Ye PUBG wala hai: Banning games solves nothing, parents should monitor child's screen timeParents need to set boundaries around their child’s internet usage, and not let them have unlimited, unsupervised access to smartphones.
Jul 24, 2018
Ghosting and other perils of modern dating: Are apps prompting people to abandon their partners?Ghosting is a shameful experience for the person who is ignored or blocked, but it is also an indicator that the person who has ghosted them wants to avoid their feelings of discomfort
Jun 28, 2018
Health ministry's 'misguided' tweet on depression an eye-opener; it reflects govt's narrow understanding of mental healthHealth ministry's poster on depression is an eye-opener as it makes one realise how the govt itself lacks awareness and doesn't understand mental illness.
Oct 20, 2017
#MeToo is just the start; each of us needs to speak out against sexual assaultAfter the #MeToo campaign, each of us can associate not one but several faces with the label of “sexual assault survivor”
Aug 20, 2017
Sarahah: The latest fad in the virtual world highlights the dark side of anonymous messaging appsSarahah, like other social media apps, could be feeding narcissism, and creating opportunities for cyber-bullying
Aug 13, 2017
What the Blue Whale Challenge's popularity tells us about vulnerable teenagersThe Blue Whale challenge has been in the news for allegedly driving teens to self-destructive behaviour. But the game isn't the problem — the real issue is why a teenager feeling so lost and lonely that self-harm and suicide appear more appealing than wellness and life
Nov 19, 2016
Anxiety and depression are commonplace today: Does society breed disorders and phobias?While it may not be clear whether we really are in the midst of an anxiety epidemic or not, it is evident that anxiety is a serious mental health issue.
Aug 13, 2016
Mental Health Care Bill: A much-needed reform that still has a long way to goThe largely-neglected field of mental health finally got some much-needed attention with the passage of the Mental Health Care Bill.
Jul 16, 2016
Lack of medicines, patient privacy and support: Why is India not helping the mentally ill?India can no longer afford to let the burden of mental ill health continue to grow unchecked, we need to enable our disabled people to live an 'able' life.