The MINDs Foundation is an organization committed to eliminating the stigma surrounding mental illness through education.
Endorphins, also powerful neurotransmitters, are part of our survival mechanism flooding us with fight-or-flight impulses.
Serotonin is our built-in stabilizer: a confidence chemical and neurotransmitter that boosts a sense of safety, self-esteem and wellbeing.
Touch and warmth stimulate the oxytocin hormone, which helps in reducing fear, isolation and facilitates human interaction.
Dopamine is our motivation molecule; our pleasure centre and reward chemical rolled into one quick thrill.
Most people who saw me regularly at the time would vouch that I was perfectly happy and normal. That doesn’t change the reality that I was experiencing intimate partner rape.
In 2017 we published over 50 pieces on mental health and its intersection with sexuality, gender, family, social structures and more.
The viral #MeToo campaign is not perfect, nor is it the end of the journey for survivors of sexual assault and harassment.
After a long period of heavy bleeding and other physical ailments, ultrasound results revealed fibroids - her uterus had many tumours.
Fear led me to this emotionally abusive relationship. I was terrified of family pressures and arranged marriage.