Young Mental Health by Amrita Tripathi and Meera Haran Alva is a handbook for parents and a friend for young adults. The book talks about mental health issues faced by young adults in India today & how we as family/friends can help. Published by Simon and Schuster, the book hit the shelves in May 2020.
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How do we talk about mental health? Are we having the sometimes-difficult conversations that we need to with our children? And why is all this more relevant than ever in India? Read young mental health to find out. Co-authored by Amrita Tripathi and Meera Haran Alva, and featuring a foreword and key interview with leading child and adolescent psychiatrist Dr. Amit Sen, the book relies on interviews, lived experience, and story-telling through comics to share a unique insight into what It means to be an adolescent or young adult in India today, the kinds of pressure and stressors they face and how to start approaching some serious – even life-saving – conversations.
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About the Author
Meera Haran Alva is a consultant psychologist and psychotherapist with 17 years of experience in Delhi, Mumbai, and Bangalore. She received her Master’s Degree specializing in Clinical Psychology from Delhi University, and postgraduate training in Family Therapy from the Institute of Psychiatry, King’s College London. She has also received an additional postgraduate degree in the management of learning disabilities from the SNDT University, Mumbai. Meera has extensive experience working as a consultant with schools and has facilitated many training workshops in the area of mental health awareness and education.