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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.

Depression

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.
loss and grief

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.
What You Should Learn From My Experience With Therapy

What You Should Learn From My Experience With Therapy

Therapy isn’t an easy step to take, and my experiences shouldn’t scare you or make you less likely to go, but instead should be a way for you have some more guidance than I did.
In Conversation With Sonali Gupta, A Clinical Psychologist And Therapist

In Conversation With Sonali Gupta, A Clinical Psychologist And Therapist

Sonali Gupta is a clinical psychologist with 12 years of experience, she works with young adults, children and parents to enhance their emotional well being.

Old Cola And Medication: A Personal Narrative On My Suicide Attempt

We often picture mental illness and suicide to be these dramatic things that do not happen in the 'normal' world to 'normal' people. In reality oftentimes, suicide happens on an unsuspicious, insignificant day.
I Have High-Functioning Anxiety Because Of Gender Expectations

I Have High-Functioning Anxiety Because Of Gender Expectations

It is because of the way I was expected to be a girl/woman, and the backlash I faced for not living up to those expectations, that my anxiety turned into high-functioning anxiety.
Let's Talk About Sibling Abuse

Let’s Talk About Sibling Abuse

Sibling abuse is an elephant in the room in many families, and in the larger society as well, where it is more often than not shrugged off as ‘Sibling Rivalry’.

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goddess worship

The Paradox Of Hindu Goddess Worship And Feminism

The repeated use of goddess worship to symbolise an ‘Indian’ woman is problematic and brings forth several questions.
The Handmaid’s Tale Is No Dystopia | Feminism In India

The Handmaid’s Tale Is No Dystopia

The Handmaid's Tale is not Atwood’s dystopia. This was then, this is now.
Muslim Transgender

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.