This is not a post about how to take care of somebody with dementia. It’s not about what you can do if you are taking care of a loved one. It’s not even about the experience. This is but a raw diary of emotions, watching from the sidelines, a mute spectator. An outpouring of theContinue reading “Silent Bystander of Dementia”
Mental health can be affected by being in stress-inducing situations for a long time. A significant bunch of folks navigating this journey are those who are diligently tending to their loved ones facing health challenges.These could be parents, grandparents, partners or anyone else. When loved ones are going through illnesses that affect their ability toContinue reading “Self Care for Caregivers”
To our friends and supporters, I want to have an open, heart-to-heart conversation with you. It’s been far too long since we last conversed, and I want to address our absence head-on. As the co-founders of LonePack, the buck stops with us. Samiya, Naveen and I owe you all an apology and an explanation. TheContinue reading “A Fresh Start: Rebuilding Our Commitment to Mental Health”
School life always comes with a host of cherished memories and bitter-sweet nostalgia. Today I would like to look back and share one of those moments. I didn’t know at the time that this particular theme would play out for years afterward. I faced an occasion when I was excited to perform on stage inContinue reading “Body neutrality: accepting and appreciating our reality”
TRIGGER WARNING: Mentions of Suicide, Self-harm, Depression, Anxiety My first attempt at taking my life happened when I was 13; I took 26 sleeping pills, two for each year I had existed uselessly. Now, which part of the above sentence strikes you the most, dear reader? The fact that it was a suicide attempt, orContinue reading “The Survivor’s Guide to Life”
What is the most resilient thing in the world? An idea whose time has come They say that the journey of a thousand miles starts with a single step. LonePack’s started with something much more abstract – a deep, almost desperate need to bring about change. Oh no, we’re not talking about enacting change onContinue reading “LonePack: The Journey So Far”
While the life experience of an LGBTQ+ person is often compressed into the, ‘coming out’ or ‘transition’ event, shedding light on other day-to-day issues faced by this community might help provide a different perspective, a better understanding and hence, hopefully, greater awareness.
LonePack Conversations – The Alternative Therapy Series: Expressive Arts Therapy ft. Avantika Malhautra
Throughout our journey in Season 2, we’ve introduced ourselves to and explored various alternative means of therapy that can aid our mental health and help us express ourselves better. Also follow us on:Apple PodcastsSoundCloud Valerie- Welcome to LonePack Conversations! I’m Valerie. Today we’re talking to Avantika Malhautra, a psychologist and registered Expressive Arts Therapist. She’sContinue reading “LonePack Conversations – The Alternative Therapy Series: Expressive Arts Therapy ft. Avantika Malhautra”
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