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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.

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Mental Health In The Workplace: World Mental Health Day 2017

This year's World Mental Health Day focuses on the theme of mental health and how it intersects in the workplace.

Why I Will Not Apologise For My Solitude

Solitude in our country is pitied. It is used as a synonym for loneliness and to further typecast women as co-dependent.

My Experience With Misogyny In The Mental Health Sector

This experience reflects a deep-seated misogyny in society, with clear gendered power relations at play within the mental health sector.
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Diary Of A Muslim Transgender Girl

It is impossible to overstate what a difficult thing it is to be a transgender Muslim girl in a conservative rural village in West Bengal.

When Depression Recedes And The Head Is Clearer

Depression makes you think you are a piece of shit and no matter how many people tell you that is not true, it won’t matter.

Notes To Past Self: On Living With The Beast Called Depression

But dead is being devoid of feeling, it is not relief. I know where the lies come from, they come from an abusive childhood, they come from trauma, they come from a history of depression.
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Working My Way Through Loss And Grief

Grief, at least in my life, has not followed any logical path. The harder I try to put it away completely, the more savagely it returns.
In Conversation With Ratnaboli Ray, Founder of Anjali Mental Health Rights Organisation

In Conversation With Ratnaboli Ray, Founder of Anjali Mental Health Rights Organisation

Anjali is a Kolkata based non-profit organisation that works at the intersection of one of the most neglected areas of health: gender and mental health.
Dating With PTSD: What Is It Like?

Dating With PTSD: What Is It Like?

I deal with PTSD which makes dating very complicated for me, but it's okay to be exactly as you are and be kind to yourself.
teenage suicide

The Blue Whale Challenge: 13 Reasons Why We Must Talk About Teenage Suicide

As a mental health practitioner, I present my reasons for a conversation surrounding teenage suicide and its awareness & prevention plans.

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Padmavati: Attempts to Control A (Fake) Historical Woman

Padmavati must carry the insecurities of patriarchal and casteist fringe outfits and call it her 'honour'.

Rukhmabai: From Child Bride To India’s First Practising Female Doctor

Rukhmabai was the first practicing female doctor in colonial India. She is also renowned for contributing to the Age of Consent Act, 1891.
Aishwarya Rai

Why Doesn’t Aishwarya Rai Get Enough Credit For Being A Domestic Violence Survivor?

We fail to give Aishwarya Rai her rightful credit as one of the first women from Bollywood to identify and oppose violence.