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.

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.
How Do I Know This Therapist Is Right For Me?

Part 2: How Do I Know If This Therapist Is Right For Me?

Finding the right therapist is of immense importance, if you’ve decided to opt for therapy. You’ll find you don’t know who to go for, in the beginning. Should I see a psychiatrist or a psychologist or just a counselor?
"Do I Need A Therapist?": These 3 Things Will Help You Decide

Part 1: “Do I Need A Therapist?” – These 3 Things Will Help You...

"I am sad/unhappy/out of control. How do I know I need help?" These three things will help you decide if you need to see a therapist.
toxic families

Toxic Families: Beyond The “Ideal” Family

Let's talk about a heavily tabooed yet extremely important topic, that is, toxic families.
Mental Health Professionals, Crowdsourcing and the Power of Lists

Mental Health Professionals, Crowdsourcing And The Power Of Lists

Crowdsourced list of mental health professionals across the country who are trustworthy by iCall - a helpline run by TISS.
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.

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The Hypocrisy Of Censorship: Lipstick Under My Burkha Vs Films By CBFC’s Nihalani

Lipstick Under My Burkha was banned for being displaying lady-oriented fantasies. Now is a good time to revisit the CBFC Chairman's films of yore.
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Meet Iqra Rasool: The Young Pace Bowler From Kashmir With Big Dreams

Iqra Rasool has defied society's opposition to being a sportswoman. This year she hopes to lead J&K in the nationals for the 5th time.
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6 Indian Muslim Feminists In History

These six Indian Muslim feminists believed in providing equal rights and representation to the women in India.