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.

36 Days of Type - K for Kafkaesque

This Artist Used The 36 Days Of Type Project To Talk About Mental Health...

Harini Rajagopalan used the 36 Days Of Type Project to talk about mental health. The resulting images are simple, evocative and brilliant.

Trust Me, Therapy Helps: Notes From A Recent Believer

Therapy is not just you unloading to a stranger. It is you talking about your issues and someone nudging you towards making sense of it and then slowly helping you tweak your thought process and perspective so that things don’t seem so grim anymore.
Living with mental illness

The Answer Is In The Attempt: Living With Mental Illness

Narratives about mental illness are often expected to provide a message of hope. I am not here to tell the world that things will be okay.
Postpartum Depression

Postpartum Depression: Deromanticizing Motherhood

Some women get postpartum depression after childbirth, leading to guilt for not wanting to care for the baby in the way expected of them.
Recovery from therapy

Part 4: How Do I Know Therapy Is Working?: What To Expect From Recovery

My story of recovery is like most stories of recovery - you get functional, even jubilant, then you crash, and regress. Do not stop therapy.
Self-Love

6 Steps To Fall In Love With Yourself: Practicing Self-Love In A World That...

I first felt the desperate need for self-love when I was tired of how much society fuelled the idea of me hating every part of myself.
Part 3: What Do I Expect In My First Therapy Session?

Part 3: What To Expect In My First Therapy Session

Continue therapy sessions, and suddenly you’ll find that the voice of your therapist is now becoming your inner voice and you’re on the road to getting better.
Single Woman Eating TakeOut

What To Do When Your Ex Is Considering Marriage And You’re Living Alone Eating...

Your ex is considering marriage and you are living alone, eating takeout for one, creating little adventures in life, planning trips and dates for yourself, discovering happiness in the little and big things about you and growing into the wonderfully, authentic person that you are. Hey, that isn't half bad!
Women Being Emotional Risk Being Called Hysterical

I Learned The Hard Way That Being Emotional Was Okay

Patriarchy and harassment in public spaces, both online and offline are acceptable, but emotional expression is not. Women’s emotional reactions are stigmatised as ‘crazy,’ ‘hysterical’ and ‘irrational.’
Miriam's (Useless) Guide On Depression

Miriam’s (Useless) Guide On Depression

Depression is a complicated and debilitating illness. To put it into a form where those who have experienced it are able to identify with it and those who have never had it, to learn something from it, calls for incredible talent.

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Man Stabs Woman

Man Stabs Woman In Broad Daylight, But We Are Still Looking For Excuses To...

A man stabs a woman, but the media and the police is more interested in casting aspersions about her character and employment status.
Shah Bano Case

32 Years On: Revisiting The Shah Bano Judgement

32 years after the Shah Bano judgment was delivered, the triple talaq problem remains as contentious as ever. Revisiting the landmark case.
Cartoon by Mario Miranda

The Cartoons Of Mario Miranda And The Art of Sexist Nostalgia

Mario Miranda's depiction of female characters, however, seemed to be hand in glove with staple Whatsapp forwards I come across regularly on family groups – portraying women as looks obsessed, poking fun at women whose bodies do not conform to beauty norms, and reproducing the stereotype of the bullying, money-burning, suspicious wife and the harassed, hard working husband.