Mental Health & Wellness

In this section, find articles, reviews, art work, poems, interviews, resources and professional services on mental health & wellness by Feminism in India.

Emotional Hygiene

Emotional Hygiene, What’s That?

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Emotional self-care (and most self-care) is often confused with self-indulgence. So let's take a minute to talk about what is emotional hygiene/self-care: it involves being aware of our psychological health, understanding what affects it positively or negatively, adopting habits that help build healthy emotions and psychological well-being.
Self-Care, Mental Health And Feminist Warriors

Self-Care, Mental Health And Feminist Warriors

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Self-care is an act of preservation, it is an act of love, it is mental health hygiene and it is an act of resistance against the world which is constantly validating busyness and devaluing taking care of ourselves.
Of Supreme Courts And Supreme Failures: Pakistan’s Judgement On Schizophrenia

Of Supreme Courts And Supreme Failures: Pakistan’s Judgement On Schizophrenia

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One of the most disappointing piece of recent news is Pakistan's top court declaring that "schizophrenia is not a permanent mental disorder" and have focused on it being a recoverable disease.
Book Review: Dreamcatcher by Rosheena Zehra

Book Review: Dreamcatcher by Rosheena Zehra

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For me, the most interesting part of this story lay in the fact that it is based in Delhi as the city and as the college life campus; it has moments which are relatable, whether they are big or little milestones of life. The story is simple and a reminder of how there are so many points in a person's lives where they struggle
26 Crowdsourced Positive Posters On Mental Health #SupportNotStigma

26 Crowdsourced Positive Posters On Mental Health #SupportNotStigma

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FII crowdsourced 26 positive posters on mental health support and end of stigma on World Mental Health Day as part of their #SupportNotStigma campaign.
Decoding The Mental Health Bill 2016

Decoding The Mental Health Bill 2016

The Mental Health Bill 2016 was passed by the Lok Sabha and is scheduled to be debated soon in the Rajya Sabha.
Why World Mental Health Day?

Why Celebrate World Mental Health Day?

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For me, this is why World Mental Health day matters! It is because my country (as a stereotyped whole) would rather believe in devils and witches than in mental illnesses. It is because as a group we would much rather label it as a 'western problem' than deal with it.
The In-Between Period: Tackling The Various Depressive Episodes

The In-Between Period: Tackling The Various Depressive Episodes

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At the end of a depressive episode, I find myself looking for the exact word for that period between various depressive episodes. I search for it online and I wrack my brain and I fall asleep thinking about it and one day it strikes me what the word is. The word is 'life'.
Beyond Celebrities: Talking About Mental Illness in India

Beyond Celebrities: Talking About Mental Illness in India

When celebrities like Deepika and Ileana describe their journey of dealing with mental illness, one of the biggest impacts they have is the hope that they are able to give to people dealing with similar conditions; the hope of being able to live functional and fulfilling lives despite their mental illnesses.

SMHF – A Mental Health Foundation With A Difference

Sanchita Mental Health Foundation (SMHF) is a day care rehabilitation and counselling centre dedicated to support and improve mental health, by providing support and care to individuals above the age of 18 years.

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The Impact Of Covid-19 On Assam's Women Weavers

The Impact Of Covid-19 On Assam’s Women Weavers

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In a world that is marred with COVID-19, India has been in a lockdown and the practice of physical distancing is in practice. This has severely impacted these women weavers who have lost their livelihood and space of solidarity.
CarryMinati, Queerphobia And Other Masculine Stereotypes On Social Media

CarryMinati, Queerphobia And Other Masculine Stereotypes On Social Media

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Internalised queerphobia and masculine stereotypes are rampant in our society. It is present in the languages we use, the dress codes we follow and the people or content we fear calling out.
Why Is Sex Or Sexuality Education In Indian Schools Still A Taboo?

Why Is Sex Or Sexuality Education In Indian Schools Still A Taboo?

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It has often been observed that there is lack of awareness not only with regard to ‘homosexuality’ but also ‘menstruation’. In spite of having discussions around teenage pregnancy, there is also a lack of awareness around safe sex.