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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.

Exploring Our Anxieties Around Menstrual Cups

Exploring Our Anxieties Around Menstrual Cups

Even though menstrual cups have been available for commercial consumption since 1937, confusion and anxiety surrounding them seems to be commonplace.
Understanding PCOS And Its Patriarchal Standards Of 'Femininity'

Understanding PCOS And Its Patriarchal Standards Of ‘Femininity’

Next time you meet someone with PCOS, please don’t tell them to eat healthy or go to the gym. They probably know that.
Dealing With Delay: The Prolonged Experience Of Trauma

Dealing With Delay: The Prolonged Experience Of Trauma

Trauma works in insidious ways. It can be a direct effect of calculated machinations centered on inflicting violence on a body with intentions to cause hurt.
PMS And PMDD: What Do We Know And How Can We Support Others?

PMS And PMDD: What Do We Know And How Can We Support Others?

While PMS is highly common, PMDD requires a diagnosis due to the fact that it is disruptive to the person experiencing it. However, in India, the awareness about PMDD among most health professionals and the general public is still low.
Normalizing Postpartum Depression: Mental Health For New Mothers

Normalizing Postpartum Depression: Mental Health For New Mothers

We need to disintegrate this cultural narrative of motherhood being a standpoint of a woman’s life. Normalize postpartum depression and celebrate the mothers who have sought to carry on despite this.
Save The Child - Curating A Response Plan For Children Amidst The Pandemic

Save The Child – Curating A Response Plan For Children Amidst The Pandemic

Most children are facing an unreal world. Locked with parents who themselves exhibit psychological stress and neurotic tendencies, plus the effects of crowding, lack of peer group and social/ age appropriate fun activities, the mental distress on children is mounting.
Covid-19: Why Are Women More Vulnerable To Mental Health Issues?

Covid-19: Why Are Women More Vulnerable To Mental Health Issues?

Covid-19 has presented a scenario of increased incidence of family abuse, intimate partner violence, and greater complication in reporting and seeking help.
Conversations With A Therapist On Mental Health During Lockdown

Conversations With A Therapist On Mental Health During Lockdown

While it seems like this lockdown seems to have offered us time, we perhaps need restructure our perspective; and try to look at the bigger picture.
Covid-19: Grief Is A Thing Of Privilege

Covid-19: Grief Is A Thing Of Privilege

Time to express grief over one loss at a time is only available to people encased in a physically pleasant social position which will allow them to feel, considered worth sympathizing and hence improve.
Same Coin, Two Sides: My Bipolar Diagnosis

Same Coin, Two Sides: My Bipolar Diagnosis

Bipolar disorder is a two-headed hydra; it has a manic side, characterized by increased grandiosity, racing thoughts and activities that can result in painful consequences, and depression, leading to a loss of interest in almost everything combined with intense feelings of worthlessness.

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Housework And The Normalization Of The ‘Clueless Man’

Housework And The Normalization Of The ‘Clueless Man’

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When the cluelessness of the man with respect to housework is normalised, the actual burden is thrust on the woman.
Conversations With A Therapist On Mental Health During Lockdown

Conversations With A Therapist On Mental Health During Lockdown

While it seems like this lockdown seems to have offered us time, we perhaps need restructure our perspective; and try to look at the bigger picture.
Why Is Sex Or Sexuality Education In Indian Schools Still A Taboo?

Why Is Sex Or Sexuality Education In Indian Schools Still A Taboo?

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It has often been observed that there is lack of awareness not only with regard to ‘homosexuality’ but also ‘menstruation’. In spite of having discussions around teenage pregnancy, there is also a lack of awareness around safe sex.