Home Intersectionality 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.

MINDs

In Conversation With MINDs Foundation: Eliminating Stigma Around Mental Illness

The MINDs Foundation is an organization committed to eliminating the stigma surrounding mental illness through education.
endorphins

Chasing Happily Ever After On My Own With Endorphins – Part 4

Endorphins, also powerful neurotransmitters, are part of our survival mechanism flooding us with fight-or-flight impulses.
Chasing Happily Ever After On My Own With Serotonin – Part 3

Chasing Happily Ever After On My Own With Serotonin – Part 3

Serotonin is our built-in stabilizer: a confidence chemical and neurotransmitter that boosts a sense of safety, self-esteem and wellbeing.
oxytocin

Chasing Happily Ever After On My Own With Oxytocin – Part 2

Touch and warmth stimulate the oxytocin hormone, which helps in reducing fear, isolation and facilitates human interaction.
Chasing Happily Ever After On My Own With Dopamine – Part 1

Chasing Happily Ever After On My Own With Dopamine – Part 1

Dopamine is our motivation molecule; our pleasure centre and reward chemical rolled into one quick thrill.
This Is What Intimate Partner Rape Looks Like | Feminism In India

This Is What Intimate Partner Rape Looks Like

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.
Mental Health Professionals, Crowdsourcing and the Power of Lists

The Best Of FII’s Articles On Mental Health In 2017

In 2017 we published over 50 pieces on mental health and its intersection with sexuality, gender, family, social structures and more.
#MeToo Campaign

We Saw The Magnitude Of The #MeToo Campaign. What’s Next?

The viral #MeToo campaign is not perfect, nor is it the end of the journey for survivors of sexual assault and harassment.
fibroids

Coping With Fibroids And The Hysterectomy Process

After a long period of heavy bleeding and other physical ailments, ultrasound results revealed fibroids - her uterus had many tumours.
Emotionally Abusive

The Process Of Healing From My Emotionally Abusive Relationship

Fear led me to this emotionally abusive relationship. I was terrified of family pressures and arranged marriage.

Stay connected

55,537FansLike
6,096FollowersFollow
20,307FollowersFollow

Trending

rape survivor

It Took Me A While To Realise That I Was A Rape Survivor

To people out there who ask survivors to get over it: bodily memories are for real. Let us please respect the journey of a rape survivor towards healing.
पैड खरीदने में माँ को आज भी शर्म आती है

पैड खरीदने में माँ को आज भी शर्म आती है

मासिकधर्म और सैनिटरी पैड पर हमारे घरों में चर्चा करने की बेहद ज़रूरत है और जिसकी शुरुआत हम महिलाओं को ही करनी होगी।
Why We Celebrate Kashmiri Women's Resistance Day: A Statement

Why We Celebrate Kashmiri Women’s Resistance Day: A Statement

On this Kashmiri Women’s Resistance Day, we urge for broader conversation on questions of women’s bodies, impunity and erasure as processes, and militarism as an ideology, in which we are all implicated.