Gowri Kolal (right) and Yuvan Thakur, 17-year-old friends from Bangalore, India, who have been creating zines on mental health and quietly leaving them at cafes, bookstores, libraries and other public spaces across the city. Photo: Chandni Doulatramani

Teens’ mental health zines help stressed, depressed students in India – and adults are impressed

  • Free zines offering mental health advice have been dropped in public places all over Bangalore by a high school psychology student and a friend
  • More than 5 per cent of Indians over 18 have suffered from depression, according to a national survey
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Gowri Kolal (right) and Yuvan Thakur, 17-year-old friends from Bangalore, India, who have been creating zines on mental health and quietly leaving them at cafes, bookstores, libraries and other public spaces across the city. Photo: Chandni Doulatramani
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It’s nice to be happy but overdoing it can have negative effects. Photo: Alamy

Why trying too hard to be happy can make you miserable, and how to deal with negative emotions

  • Trying to be happy all the time and masking feelings of fear or sadness can have long-term consequences on mental health
  • Here’s how to take a more balanced and realistic approach to happiness and accepting negative emotions
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It’s nice to be happy but overdoing it can have negative effects. Photo: Alamy
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