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In this section, find articles, reviews, art work, poems, interviews, resources and professional services on mental health & wellness by Feminism in India.

men's emotions via everyday feminism

This Comic Will Tell You Why Men’s Emotions Are Limited By Patriarchy

When did you last see a positive media portrayal of men expressing emotions? Men's emotions are only allowed to be expressed in limited ways.
Walking Depression

Walking Depression: Depression That Hides Behind Functionality & Cheer

Individuals with walking depression remain functional – having personal, social & professional lives – and often seem cheerful, upbeat & happy.
A Recipe For Chai And A Hope For Better Days

A Recipe For Chai And A Hope For Better Days

Sometimes situations are crazy difficult and everything feels sad, meaningless and doomed, as if nothing ever will get better. But the thing to remind yourself here is that it does get better, it always has, hasn't it? I know it's hard to exist with a heavy heart but you will be surprised how little things can make a difference...like the sugar in your chai!
On Solitude, Sleep And Other Stories

On Solitude, Sleep And Other Stories

Solitude is privilege and having it is a constant fight, never more so when patriarchy feels threatened. How dare you live alone, it must mean that the world is entitled to your body, you slut?
Tweet-Chat on Mental Health

Tweet-Chat About Language And Mental Health

We had a tweet-chat on the necessity for a sensitive use of language when using mental health and mental illness terminology.
Infographic: Why Words Matter When We're Talking About Mental Illnesses

Infographic: Why Words Matter When We’re Talking About Mental Illnesses

It is important for us to pay attention to the real usage of these words because casually throwing them around trivialises the mental illnesses they refer to.
On Virtual Friendships And The Technology Of Hope

On Virtual Friendships And The Technology Of Hope

I know people who have tweeted to me, video called me during my worst times - my virtual friendships are as dear to me as offline ones.
My Relationship With Anxiety: Overcoming It & Happily Accepting It

How I Overcame My Severe Anxiety, Stopped Worrying, And Lived Happily Ever After*

I haven't 'fixed' my anxiety and I don't believe it will ever be cured but I am constantly working on managing it better.
It's Time Films Began Portraying Mental Illness With Greater Sensitivity

It’s Time Films Began Portraying Mental Illness With Greater Sensitivity

Films have a huge impact on the way mental illness is understood in society. It's about time they begin depicting them with more sensitivity.
Why You Need To Mind Your Language While Talking About Mental Illnesses?

Why You Need To Mind Your Language While Talking About Mental Illnesses

Mental illnesses are as real as physical illnesses and trivialising them by using the word depressed for sadness only further stigmatises them.

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Sikh names are empowering in nature, they go beyond gender, caste and patriarchy. However, their limitations and current practice restricts them.

Sikh Names: Beyond Gender, Caste And Patriarchy

Sikh names are empowering – they go beyond gender, caste and patriarchy. However, their limitations and current practice restrict them.
‘Make Men Wear Veils and They will Understand our Difficulties’

‘Make Men Wear Veils And They Will Understand Our Difficulties’

In rural Uttar Pradesh, one woman challenges men to cover their faces with veils and then successfully execute their work.
Prithviraj

On Prithviraj’s Statement And The Long History Of Misogyny in Malayalam Cinema

Actor Prithviraj's statement is a small step in rectifying the decades of misogyny perpetuated in Malayalam cinema.