With four new consulting psychologists as of March 2022, IISc’s team of counsellors has expanded significantly to six. We spoke to Shridhar BG and MS Savitha, both clinical psychologists who have been counselling IISc students on campus since 2018, and are part of the team of mental health professionals (including psychiatrists and wellness coordinators […]
Tag: mental health
Towards an Inclusive Academic Culture
A former IISc student, now an educator, remembers her experience of navigating issues with mental wellness and lays down what she learned from it She walks alongside her mentor, enters the seminar hall and gets comfy in her seat. She is sinking through the seat, a black hole sucking her in, her vision blurs, […]
The Pandemic and Mental Health at IISc
A look at some of the ways in which the COVID-19 pandemic and lockdown have affected the IISc community Abhishek Aggarwal arrived in Denver, Colorado, on 1 March to attend the American Physical Society March Meeting 2020 – an annual physics hub that sees around 10,000 delegates from all over the world attending scientific […]
How Can We Prioritise Mental Health on Campus?
“Do people in highly competitive spaces lack empathy?” That was a question a student had for a panel of mental health professionals at an event on 9 November 2019 called Shades of Blue: Understanding Depression. With increased concerns about students’ mental health on campus (two students took their lives this year), this was a student-organised […]