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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.

Mental Health Professionals We Can Trust: A CrowdSourced List by iCall

Mental Health Professionals We Can Trust: A Crowdsourced List By iCall

Crowdsourced list of mental health professionals across the country who are trustworthy by iCall - a helpline run by TISS.

In Conversation With Val Resh, Author of Fallen Standing & Founder-CEO of Red Door...

In this interview, Val Resh gives us an insight into her world, what it is like to live in our society with a diagnosis of schizophrenia, where she finds hope and support and things and attitudes about mental health that anger her.
On Virtual Friendships And The Technology Of Hope

On Virtual Friendships And The Technology Of Hope

I know people who have tweeted to me, video called me during my worst times - my virtual friendships are as dear to me as offline ones.
Understanding Trichotillomania

Trying To Make Sense Of Trichotillomania: Why People Pull Out Their Hair

Trichotillomania is an impulse control disorder, whose symptoms include compulsive hair pulling and hair loss.
The Late Night Diary Of An Anxiety Ridden Insomniac

The Late-Night Diary Of An Anxiety-Ridden Insomniac

I have PTSD, an anxiety disorder formed by persisting traumatic events. I wrote this, with difficulty, for others dealing with mental illness.
Postpartum Depression

Postpartum Depression: Deromanticizing Motherhood

Some women get postpartum depression after childbirth, leading to guilt for not wanting to care for the baby in the way expected of them.
Mo(u)rnings: On Waking Up With Morning Sadness

Mo(u)rnings: On Waking Up With Morning Sadness

A soft sadness blankets me in the mornings. I wake up with a rush of sorrowful thoughts. Without effort, my brain runs through a list of sad things that are happening around me. Then I think about the past and all the losses and all the broken things. It is a whirlwind rewinding of a lifetime.
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.
Living With OCD Is Not As Instagrammable As You Think

Living With OCD Is Not As Instagrammable As You Think

OCD being used as an adjective and a descriptor is not only spreading misinformation on the disorder itself, but also invalidating the experiences of people who actually suffer from it. Telling someone you have OCD doesn't garner the level of compassion and patience when it's thrown around so casually for extremely banal things.
Recovery from therapy

Part 4: How Do I Know Therapy Is Working?: What To Expect From Recovery

My story of recovery is like most stories of recovery - you get functional, even jubilant, then you crash, and regress. Do not stop therapy.

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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.