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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.

Why Do We Need More Sensitivity For Mental Health Language?

Why Do We Need More Sensitivity For Mental Health Language?

In everyday life too, few people realize that speaking or using words from the mental health language or its point of view can lead to further alienation of the survivors of mental health issues.

Illness Anxiety Disorder: When All The Powers Of Imagination Combine

Unwarranted, excessive fear or belief that one has a serious illness, irrespective of medical reassurance and lack of diagnostic findings is called Illness Anxiety Disorder, or sometimes Hypochondriasis.
Social Anxiety And Grocery Shopping — A Nightmare

Social Anxiety And Grocery Shopping—A Nightmare

You have become quite a homebody now, at least that is how you rationalize (and often glorify) your hesitation to be in public. You have had a tough year, with social anxiety engulfing you whole at your very first real-serious job, and it messed you up.
Generalised Anxiety Disorder: Past Wounds Which Affect The Present

Generalised Anxiety Disorder: Past Wounds Which Affect The Present

I have struggled with Generalised Anxiety Disorder for a good chunk of time in my teens and I never sought Professional help or talked about it to anyone close to me.
Breathe. All is well — How I Dealt With My Panic Attacks

“Breathe. All Is Well.” —How I Dealt With Panic Attacks

Learning how to breathe through panic, and out of it, has been a part of my life now for years. To believe that I will keep breathing even it feels that I may not, is an act of faith in my therapist!
Everyday Is Mental Health Day —Notes From My Life Journal

Everyday Is Mental Health Day—Notes From My Life Journal

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Yes, mental health day has passed, so why am I talking about anxiety? Because, every day is a mental health day.
Tackling My Anxiety Disorder As A Single Mother

Here Is How I Fought My Anxiety Disorder As A Single Mother

I was diagnosed with anxiety neurosis and the doctor started medicines immediately. But these psychotropic drugs take time to heal one and also there are tremendous side effects.
The Urban Millennial And Why Therapy Is Essential For Them Today

The Urban Millennial And Why Therapy Is Essential For Them Today

This lack of self-knowledge, introspection and analysis has led the urban millennial to lead a life without direction and to find comfort in distractions.
A Playlist For Anyone Who Wants To Celebrate A Good Or Bad Day

A Playlist For Anyone Who Wants To Celebrate A Good Or Bad Day

This playlist is just a personally curated list of songs that I like to listen to on a particularly bad day or just to feel good. I hope you find a song, or better if a song finds you.
Everybody Should Go To Therapy

Everybody Should Go To Therapy

Therapy continues to help me process my trauma, my mental illness and sometimes seemingly irrelevant parts of my life.

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Struggles In Sweatshops: The Irony Of Your ‘Feminist’ Graphic Tee

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Reports published by Global Labour Justice name GAP’s and H&M’s sweatshops as sites of regular abuse and violence faced by their workers in India, Bangladesh, Sri Lanka, Indonesia, Cambodia and Sri Lanka.
Crime Patrol

‘Crime Patrol’ & ‘Savdhaan India’ Make A Mockery Of Sexual Violence | #GBVinMedia

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Shows like Crime Patrol, Savdhaan India, Gunah and Sansani have made a fortune out of turning trauma into entertainment, and making a mockery of these cases under the guise of 'awareness' or 'gender sensitisation'.

Mahasweta Devi’s Draupadi As A Symbol Of Subaltern Defiance

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In Draupadi, Devi presents a strong woman who despite being marginalised and exploited, transgresses conventional sexual and societal standards.