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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.

anorexia nervosa

Living With Anorexia Nervosa And A Body That Has Suffered Enough

I was diagnosed with anorexia nervosa at the age of 16. It's an overwhelming mental illness where the person has an irrational fear of gaining weight, enough to sabotage themselves into starving.
13 reasons why

13 Reasons Why Failed Me As A Person With Mental Health Issues

The makers of 13 Reasons Why need to stop pretending that they are initiating a dialogue on mental health, or that the show is socially 'woke'.
play therapy

Play Therapy: Trauma Therapy For Kids Needs To Be Fun

Touching is the core of developmental play therapy, building both the self of the hurt child and his or her appreciation of the nurturing other.
Lavanya Seshasayee

In Conversation With Dr Lavanya Seshasayee: On Psychiatry And Gender Roles

Dr Lavanya Seshasayee is a women’s mental health specialist and the founder of the Global Women’s Recovery Movement. She has also been a Fulbright finalist, a Bapu Trust fellow and a Movement for Global Mental Health Fellow.
Talking Compass

In Conversation With The Talking Compass: Expanding Mental Health Access

The Talking Compass is a platform that provides various services including counselling and coaching and is a mental health resource sharing space.
domestic abuse

Normalised Domestic Abuse And Stigmatised Mental Illness In My Family

It pains me that women choose to be in abusive relationships thinking that they are the ones at fault, putting up with domestic abuse and marital rape.
depression

Depression And Its Value In Each Moment And Step

In the present scenario, where there is increasing alienation and isolation, depression appears to be a foghorn, imploring someone to keep an eye out for those wielding the storm.
self-harm

Self-Harm, Mental Pain And Coping In Order To Live

My deliberate infliction of self-harm is my way to block mental pain. It is my way to cope with heartaches.
औरतों की मानसिक स्वतंत्रता से होगा सशक्तिकरण | Feminism In India

औरतों की मानसिक स्वतंत्रता से होगा सशक्तिकरण

भारतीय पितृसत्तात्मक समाज में मानसिक-वैचारिक स्वतंत्रता मिलना इतना आसान भी तो नहीं है क्योंकि यहाँ आदर, सम्मान और औरत-मर्द के नामपर तो कई सारी परम्पराएं और काम गिनवा दिए जाते हैं, जिन्हें विशेष रूप से औरतों पर ही लागू किया जाता है|
This Mental Health First Aid Kit Will Help You Help Someone With Mental Illness

This Mental Health First Aid Kit Will Help You Help Someone With Mental Illness

When a person has an acute physical illness, it can be addressed in the short-term with first aid treatments. But did you know, there is also a Mental Health First Aid (MHFA) that aids mental health issues?

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5 Indian Women Historians You Need To Know About

It’s important to learn about women historians who have increasingly influenced our understanding of the world and its history.
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6 Bollywood Characters You Didn’t Know Were Feminist

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How Biological Determinism Perpetuated Sexism Through Science

How Biological Determinism Perpetuates Sexism Using ‘Science’

Biological determinism, by definition, refers to the ''idea that all human behaviour is innate, determined by genes, brain size, or other