Mental Health & Wellness

Mental Health & Wellness

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

Podcasts, Poetry, Music: How The Arts Took Up The Fight For Mental Health

Podcasts, Poetry, Music: How The Arts Took Up The Fight For Mental Health

As conversation around mental health grows in India, we look at how people are using creative mediums like poetry, cinema, music, and stand-up comedy to fight the stigma around it.
(Personal) Notes on 2016, Grief and Living

(Personal) Notes On 2016, Grief And Living

Like every single year, 2016 was full of love, death, laughter, failure, success, joy, grief, sex, romance, emotional ruin and physical collapse.
Mental Health Issues: An Elitist Problem?

Mental Health Issues: An Elitist Problem?

Mental health problems are a grave issue that needs serious and immediate attention. This issue cannot be dealt on just an individual and personal level and requires the engagement and attention of the masses and above all, the government.
Toxic Lives: When Enough Is Enough चुनरी में दाग भर से तय नहीं होता 'चरित्र'

Toxic Lives: When Enough Is Enough

A lot of the other toxicity in my life fell along the way once I fixed my toxic self-relationship -- it also allowed me to draw boundaries, reduce or remove people.
How Online Harassment Affects One's Mental Health

Online Lives, Offline Mental Health

Online harassment and bullying have a negative impact on self-esteem, they cause people to doubt their opinions as well as self-worth – both mentally and physically.
Profile portrait serene woman eyes closed head back. In Trump's America: Self-Care Title: In A World That Hates You

In Trump’s America: 4 Ways Of Practicing Self-Care In A World That Hates You

It is exhausting to live and work in a world that actively hates and negates your presence, hence it becomes very important to practice self-care.
In Conversation With Bhargavi Davar, Mental Health Activist

In Conversation With Bhargavi Davar, Mental Health Activist

Bhargavi Davar is a mental health activist in India. She is the founder and a managing trustee of the Bapu Trust and the author of several books including Gendering Mental Health.
Emotional Hygiene

Emotional Hygiene, What’s That?

Emotional self-care (and most self-care) is often confused with self-indulgence. So let's take a minute to talk about what is emotional hygiene/self-care: it involves being aware of our psychological health, understanding what affects it positively or negatively, adopting habits that help build healthy emotions and psychological well-being.
Self-Care, Mental Health And Feminist Warriors

Self-Care, Mental Health And Feminist Warriors

Self-care is an act of preservation, it is an act of love, it is mental health hygiene and it is an act of resistance against the world which is constantly validating busyness and devaluing taking care of ourselves.
Of Supreme Courts And Supreme Failures: Pakistan’s Judgement On Schizophrenia

Of Supreme Courts And Supreme Failures: Pakistan’s Judgement On Schizophrenia

One of the most disappointing piece of recent news is Pakistan's top court declaring that "schizophrenia is not a permanent mental disorder" and have focused on it being a recoverable disease.

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Pictures From 30+ #IWillGoOut Marches In Various Cities And Towns Of India

Pictures From 30+ #IWillGoOut Marches In Various Cities And Towns Of India

Crowds in hundreds gathered in about 30 cities and towns of India to come together for #IWillGoOut marches.
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What Women Want! Protest Marches By Women In India And USA On January 21

Women in India and USA are going on protest marches. Here's all that you need to know and march with them!
Why Women In India Are Marching On January 21? #IWillGoOut

Why Women In India Are Marching On January 21? #IWillGoOut

As women from a dozen cities prepare for a nation-wide march triggered by the appalling stories of mass molestation in Bengaluru, we protest not only the right of a woman to loiter in public, but also the impunity with which they are seen as “fair game” when they choose to own the streets. #IWillGoOut