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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.

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.
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.
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.
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.

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Anuradha Koirala: The Woman Who Rescued More Than 12,000 Girls From Sex Trafficking

Anuradha Koirala has rescued 12,000 girls in her journey of 20 years. It is believed that 12,000 is the same number of girls and women trafficked to India each year.

Here Is A Step By Step Guide To Manage Savarna Privilege

The current regime that gleams on the suffering of minorities has given us a new brand of thinkers and activists, and to understand this phenomenon we have to confront Savarna Feminism.
10 Women With Disabilities Whose Achievements We Should Be Celebrating

10 Women With Disabilities Whose Achievements In 2018 We Should Be Celebrating

While both psychological and physical disabilities are stigmatised by society, here are ten women with disability who kicked ass in 2018.