Collective Wisdom

Mental health struggles can end up making us feel isolated. They rob our sense of agency, making us feel we do not have the know-how to deal with the problems. Collective wisdom is about documenting the insider knowledges of young people’s lived experience. “Every person has the right to know that what they have learnt through hardship can make a contribution to others in similar situations.”*.

Please email us at collectivewisdom@childrenfirstindia.com if you would like to respond
to any of the posts or make your own contribution.

- Ragi Gupta

I started using they/them pronouns about a year ago, after months of hesitation that paralleled with the nonlinear process of embracing that I’m tra...

- Autumn, 24

I am Autumn (she/her) and it feels like I have been living a lie for the past 24 years and I never even realized it because of all the gender roles, b...

- Ragi Gupta

I remember how the clothes in my closet felt slightly foreign when my roommate used an eyebrow trimmer to give me my gender-affirming buzzcut last yea...

- Ragi Gupta

I’ve already lost count of how many times I teared up reading Elliot Page’s interview with TIME — it’s safe to say my eyes felt quite hydrated...

- Natasha

  About Natasha: Hi, I’m Natasha. I’m 13.5 years old and I like to paint, but that’s not what I want to talk about. Through this pos...

- Shelja Sen

“Tell us what we can do?” This is something parents ask me very often, particularly when their children are struggling with mental-health diffi...

- David Newman

This collective document by young people has been generously shared by Narrative Therapist, David Newman, Sydney, Australia. If you would like to shar...

- Shrinjini

[kleo_list][kleo_list_item]How have you managed to enjoy your time in the past when you had to stay at home? [/kleo_list_item][/kleo_list] By watchin...

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