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To All The Traumas I've Lived

To All The Traumas I’ve Lived

I don't know which trauma I can link this incessant self-doubt to, people have this tendency to use 'trauma' and 'histories' to explain various character traits of a person, I do not think that is liable.
ख़ास बात : मानसिक स्वास्थ्य कार्यकर्ता रत्नाबोली रे के साथ

ख़ास बात : मानसिक स्वास्थ्य कार्यकर्ता रत्नाबोली रे के साथ

रत्नाबोली रे प्रसिद्ध मानसिक स्वास्थ्य कार्यकर्ता, प्रशिक्षित मनोवैज्ञानिक और मानसिक स्वास्थ्य अधिकार पर काम करने वाली संस्था ‘अंजली’ की संस्थापिका हैं|
No, My Social Anxiety Does Not Control My Sexuality

No, My Social Anxiety Does Not Control My Sexuality

As someone with social anxiety, I feel uniquely constrained when it comes to my sexuality as I am expected to fit in the 'good girl' trope.
What My Depression Taught Me As A Disability Rights Activist

What My Depression Taught Me As A Disability Rights Activist

Having gone through this before, working in disability rights, and having closely interacted with many people living with mental health conditions, I could absolutely recognise that I was slipping into depression in my life of 33 years.
मानसिक स्वास्थ्य और यौनिकता के मुद्दे पर ‘अंजली’ की बेहतरीन पहल

मानसिक स्वास्थ्य और यौनिकता के मुद्दे पर ‘अंजली’ की बेहतरीन पहल

बीते दिनों कलकत्ता में मानसिक स्वास्थ्य के इस वृहत क्षेत्र को समझने, उजागर करने और काम में शामिल करने की दिशा-दशा निर्धारित करने के संदर्भ में अंजली संस्था द्वारा प्रशिक्षण का आयोजन किया गया|
Why We Need To Focus On Women's Mental Health

Why We Need To Focus On Women’s Mental Health

With the entire nation witnessing the wave of #MeToo and #TimesUp, India needs to understand the gravity of the effects of abuse on women's mental health.
Will Indian Campuses Ever Acknowledge The Mental Health Issues Of Its Students?

Will Indian Campuses Ever Acknowledge The Mental Health Issues Of Its Students?

The unwillingness of several administrations to continue to adequately deal with mental health problems on such campuses is quite alarming.
Why Has Social Media Made It 'Cool' To Have Mental Illnesses?

Why Has Social Media Made It ‘Cool’ To Have Mental Illnesses?

Mental illnesses are real illnesses that have a harsh reality and are not tools to show off your ‘quirky’ personality on social media.
How To Prioritise Self-Care During The Triggering Time Of #MeToo

How To Prioritise Self-Care During The Triggering Time Of #MeToo

To have a healthier engagement with the movement, it is important for us to prioritise self-care and take care of ourselves emotionally.
What It Is Like To Navigate Mental Health As A Queer Person In A Homophobic Society

What It Is Like To Navigate Mental Health As A Queer Person In A...

The trauma of just the existence as a queer person has no vocabulary in the mental health research discourse.

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“Not Same-sex Sexuality But Modern Homophobia Is The Western Import”: Ruth Vanita

“Not Same-sex Sexuality But Modern Homophobia Is The Western Import”: Ruth Vanita

Ruth Vanita's books broke fresh ground in gender studies by showing that India has a long tradition of same-sex desire.
internalized misogyny

A 101 Introduction To Internalized Misogyny

Unless you’ve been living under a rock, you must have heard the phrase ‘I am not like other girls’ or 'I am not like most girls' somewhere.
How Sexism & Misogyny In Indian Comedy Encourages Gender-based Violence

How Sexism & Misogyny In Indian Comedy Encourages Gender-based Violence

Does Indian comedy has to be sexist and misogynist in order to be funny?