Justine writes a blog that picks up on some of the big problem areas in mental health, particularly focusing on the gaps. “Staying Sane” draws on her practice in London, the work in Kashmir, and teaching in various places. It presents ideas and techniques that she believes can be applied to any situation,and in any geography.
Justine Hardy’s non-fiction and fiction titles are the fruit of her twenty-year career as a journalist and writer based in India. They immerse the reader in radically different worlds: the realities of living in orthodox Islam in Kashmir, Tibetan festivals in the high Himalaya, the newspaper world of Delhi, Bollywood babes of the Hindi film industry, the rise of modern India, the cost of internal conflict.
The changing shape of modern Islam, ancient Indian philosophy, the best hotel in Morocco, the worst stock investment in South Asia, the AIDs epidemic amongst the second highest population in the world, where to die, where to be born, jihad, polo, dog-walking in Central Park, a circumcision party in Waziristan. This wide spread of subjects have appeared in publications ranging from The Financial Times to The Indian Express.
With many years of working in slum education in Delhi, prisoner rehabilitation in the UK, disaster and mental health work in Kashmir, one of the things that stands out so starkly in the NGO, charity, and non-profit world is the lack of information and resource sharing. This section is to be a growing library of information on the projects that Justine works on, as well as those in the same and similar fields.
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