Dr Prakriti Poddar

Dr Prakriti Poddar, expert in Mental Health, HR, Corporate and Education upliftment, Director Poddar Wellness Ltd., Managing Trustee of the Poddar Foundation. The author is a Mental Health Expert, since 1999 she began her journey working in the wellness space. She started her own wellness centre, Mind Over Image, in 2001. Since then the centre exclusively works towards mental well-being with the help of trained counselors and cutting edge technology.

Latest Articles By Dr Prakriti Poddar


The Epidemic of Depression and Societal Distance

There is no single cause of depression known – it is a disorder of the brain that occurs due to a combination of genetic and environmental factors working together

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Destigmatizing Coronavirus is Key to Win this Battle

Coupled with restrictive measures of quarantine, isolation, and lockdown, the extreme feeling towards the disease has only increased

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Blending Mental Health Evaluation into Regular Medical Care

The legal framework, workspace, socio-cultural and family ecosystems, and our personal choice force us to compromise on health

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Time to Take Note: Obesity closely linked with Mental Health Issues

We are in the grip of a global epidemic, and it has estimated that by the year 2020 obesity will be the single biggest killer on the planet

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Evoking the Subconscious to Heal the Mind: How Hypnotherapy helps Overcome Hidden Mental Stress

Hypnotherapy is perhaps one of the most misunderstood subjects associated with psychology.

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Government Fails To Recognise Mental Health

Early in the morning, as I was scrolling through my phone, the screen read ‘Budget for the people’ in bold. It was New Zealand Prime Minister, Jacinda Ardern’s instagram post on how proud she was about passing a Budget that allocated the largest proportion, a whopping 1.9 billion dollars, towards mental healthcare. She said “We did something big that will make a difference” and I couldn’t agree any more.

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Epidemic Of Our Country’s Youth Suicide

"If me committing suicide is too far fetched for you to grasp, just convince yourself that I was murdered, for who said I wasn’t?" This is an excerpt from the suicide note written by a Grade 10 student studying in Kolkata.

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Always Be In Tune With Your Body

In my years of practice as a Doctor of Alternative Medicine that spans nearly two decades, I have truly come to believe in the power of the mind-body-spirit connect. Our minds determine how healthy our bodies are and conversely, how we treat our bodies impacts our mental state. And yoga has been integral to maintaining a healthy connection among the three; not just in my personal life but also in the lives of my clients.

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Toxic Masculinity - “Boys will be boys, Real men don’t cry, Man up”

Casual phrases thrown around in conversation restrict a whole gender in their ability to express. Expression is the first antidote to mental health issues. It is when we can be open about what we feel and how we feel it, can we actually work towards setting practical measures to move from our challenges towards success.

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Menstruation Is Normal…Period!

The dearth of knowledge about menstrual sanitation leads to a culture of constraints and taboos. Poor water, sanitation and hygiene amenities in schools, inadequate sex education and lack of hygiene cause girls to understand and perceive menstruation as shameful and uncomfortable. Research advocates girls’ dread and embarrassment from leaking of blood and body odour, preventing them from seeking help and enforce restrictions on their nutrition, lifestyle and activities when menstruating.

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Tips to handle mental wellbeing for lactating moms, especially during a pandemic

We already know that there are changes in the hormones during this phase. This happens automatically without us consciously having to tell our body to...

How breastfeeding helps to increase immunity in pandemic situation?

We are realising importance of immunity during this pandemic more than even before. Here, we tell you why breastfeeding is the need of the hour during...

Mental health matters: Why counselling is important?

If treating physical injuries is normalised, why not extend the same courtesy to mental, emotional ones?...

Golden Hour Breastfeed: A magical start for the newborns

Mother’s milk has excellent nutritious value with right balance of lactose, protein and fats and it’s easy to digest and prevent stomach-ache. ...

Abortion Is Legal, Make It Accessible

One in four pregnancies in India is unwanted leading to 1.5 crore abortions every year. Almost five decades ago, on this day, abortion was made legal ...

Recreation – Therapeutical And Fun!

Recreational therapy is recognized as hugely beneficial for behaviour modification, motivation, sensory stimulation, anger management and substance ab...

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