How to transform your thinking for wellness and self-care as a PwD during COVID-19 ?

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How are you feeling? Kindly take a moment to connect to your inner self. Do you feel more anxious these days? Do you miss not being able to meet your friends? Do you feel isolated in your homes?

If you answered yes to these questions, we are here to help you feel better. …


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The impact of COVID-19 goes far beyond the casualties, social distancing guidelines, and disrupted livelihoods. As a result of the pandemic, many of us are under stress. Though the lockdown measures help in flattening the curve, limited mobility as well as social separation are taking a toll on our gregarious nature. What could we possibly do? …


Mental health is just as important as physical health
Mental health is just as important as physical health

May has been dedicated as a month to raise awareness about mental health since 1949. The need to take care of our mental health is being highlighted especially during the present crisis of COVID-19. With 1 out of every 5 people experiencing mental illness at some point in their lives, often the stigma surrounding mental illness is a major barrier to getting the treatment. …


“Touch comes before sight, before speech. It is the first language and the last, and it always tells the truth.” ― Margaret Atwood

Touch comes before sight, before speech
Touch comes before sight, before speech

The outbreak of novel coronavirus has heightened the additional vulnerability posed to people with disabilities who rely on touch to navigate the world around them. Humans now fear not just the touch but also the space shared with other fellow human beings. On the one hand, people with visual impairments require hands-on support to overcome their limited mobility. …


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What happens when self-driven people from diverse backgrounds and a shared lifelong learning mindset cross paths? Inclusive innovations with a focus on sustainability, such as Project RISE, come to life. Project RISE stands for Raising Inclusive Skills and Employment of the visually challenged students. It is being carried forward by the synergy of a group of college students led by Bhavika Kohli, a supporting educational institution of Indraprastha College for Women, and a dedicated non-profit organization of ARISE Impact.

The project’s inception goes to Bhavika Kohli’s epiphany, who was then a second year Economics major at Indraprastha College and volunteer at ARISE Impact. Realizing that the programs run by ARISE Impact could cater to the needs of the visually challenged students studying in her own college, she conducted a pilot project in 2018. …

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