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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.

International Self-Care Day: How To Care For Yourself In Chaos

Taking care of yourself in chaos is a really difficult thing to do. So let's not try to figure that out just yet. Let's start with this minute. If nothing at all, make this writing your little self-care.

Here Is How You Can Support Someone With OCD

While living with someone who has Obsessive Compulsive Disorder or OCD, there is a lot you can do to help by just providing emotional support and listening to them.

PTSD: What It Is And How It Affects Mental Health

Post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD) is a mental health condition caused by a traumatic or horrifying event.
The Prices We Pay: Emotional Labour In Everyday Life

The Prices We Pay: Emotional Labour In Everyday Life

Emotional labour in India seeps deep within the community on the pretext of respect, gratitude, humility, religion or maintaining harmony.
Notes On Being Not Okay

I Don’t Know How To Tell You This But I Haven’t Left Home In...

This piece of writing does not have a happy ending, it does not particularly have a sad ending either. I guess it's just an attempt at being honest about how "not okay" I am.
I Am Not Overthinking, Mother. I Am Depressed.

I Am Not Overthinking, Mother. I Am Depressed.

I don’t think I have slept well in the last 12 months, ever since I moved away. It wasn’t a thunderclap for me to hear from a professional that I was depressed.
Stop Telling People With Depression How To Feel

Stop Telling People With Depression How To Feel

Depression is a debilitating disorder and as of late, it has also become a part of the mainstream conversation. But is the taboo attached to it completely gone?
Why Is Mental Health Deeply Feminist?

Why Is Mental Health Deeply Feminist?

A rights-based mental health praxis and communication is deeply feminist and necessitates an intersectional and intersectoral approach.
It's About Time Indians Learnt To Talk About Mental Health

It’s About Time Indians Learnt To Normalise Mental Health

Normalising discussions around mental health, setting up boundaries, talking about symptoms and manifestations without demonising them are the kind of conversations we need to have with each other
6 Ways You Can Prioritise Mental Health For Your Employees

6 Ways You Can Prioritise Mental Health For Your Employees

Creating workplaces that support the mental well-being of all staff—from frontline workers to senior management—is critical. Here are some practices that nonprofits follow.

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Surayya Tyabji: The Woman Who Designed Our National Flag | #IndianWomenInHistory

Despite the design of the national flag being popularly credited to Pingali Venkayyah, Surayya Tyabji was the one who came up the final design.
What Neha Shoree's Murder Tells Us About Punjab's Drug Problem

What Neha Shoree’s Murder Tells Us About Punjab’s Drug Problem

Dr. Neha Shoree, an official of the State Government of Punjab's Food and Drug Administration wing, was shot dead on 29th March, in broad daylight, in her office.
18 Indian Sportswomen Who Made A Difference In 2018

18 Indian Sportswomen Who Made A Difference In 2018

Here are 18 sportswomen in India whose achievements brought glory to our nation and we need to pay more attention to.