Solitude is privilege and having it is a constant fight, never more so when patriarchy feels threatened. How dare you live alone, it must mean that the world is entitled to your body, you slut?
Post-marriage depression is often slipped under the rugs of an 'adjustment phase'. This devoids the issue of importance and due treatment.
"I was diagnosed with chronic anxiety disorder and this is my story." - Shreyasi Bose
Romanticisation of mental illness is an awful attempt at making them ‘beautiful’.This trend portrays mental health as ‘edgy’ and ‘cool’.
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.
Emotional abuse is a form of domestic violence is often overlooked, trivialised, and discounted, even by the person suffering the abuse.
There are 50% more chances of a woman being depressed than a man in India.
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’.
To have a healthier engagement with the movement, it is important for us to prioritise self-care and take care of ourselves emotionally.
Individuals with walking depression remain functional – having personal, social & professional lives – and often seem cheerful, upbeat & happy.