Friday, November 15, 2019

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.

What Has Gender Got To Do With Your Depression?

What Has Depression Got To Do With Your Gender?

Depression is one of the most common disorders that disproportionately affects women in low- income countries like India.
On Anxiety And Panic Attacks: Why We Need To Take Them Seriously

On Anxiety And Panic Attacks: Why We Need To Take Them Seriously

Every time I got a panic attack, my feelings would oscillate between these three word: Scared, Lonely, Helpless.
Interrogating The Right To Vote For Persons With Psychosocial Disabilities

Who Can Vote? Accessibility For Persons With Psychosocial Disabilities

Many aspects of social exclusion require us to pay attention to structural oppression in society, and to broader policy initiatives. Psychiatrists have a role to play in highlighting the links between policy, institutionalization, and psychosocial disabilities.
Clawing Out And Staying Alive: The Story Of My Depression

Clawing Out And Staying Alive: The Story Of My Depression

t is difficult to quantify the tyranny of depression. It is, for some of us, like being abruptly dunked into a silo full of ice water. Everything freezes, everything darkens, everything seems to exist in a vacuum with no past and no future.
The Ideal Of ‘Recovery’: Mental Health In Policy And Praxis Has Multiple Anchors

The Ideal Of ‘Recovery’ – What Does Care Look Like?

We must set up the stage for us to question the very linearity that makes current mental health interventions exclusionary.
mental health for persons with disabilities

Why Is The Mental Health Of Persons With Disabilities Overlooked?

Mental health and physical disability together form a difficult intersection, both being highly stigmatized. This intersection is seldom recognized, and rarely discussed. The idea persists that Persons With Disabilities are disabled, not “mad”, and therefore do not require mental health support.

Suicidal Spaces: Why I Considered Working On My Mental Health

The suicidal space that I was stuck in earlier was akin to a maze of rooms and in each room there were blackboards and metal screeching against metal.
On Parental Alcoholism And Broken Childhood

Alcohol Abuse: On Parental Alcoholism And Broken Childhood

After dinner and drinks, he would move to the living area, casually initiating conversation with the wife, his tongue and nerves loosening up as an effect of alcohol.

In Photos: Navigating Through The Politics Of Self-Care

In this essay then, through the use of the visual medium, one seeks to offer a critique of this capitalistic conception and appropriation of self-care.
How To Prioritise Self-Care During The Triggering Time Of #MeToo

Self-Care In The Time Of Rejection | #JustNotInterested

Getting turned down hurts. There is no denying that. But it is rare that we think about the consequent self-care methods we indulge in to heal ourselves and accept a ‘no’ in the healthiest manner possible.

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Sikh names are empowering in nature, they go beyond gender, caste and patriarchy. However, their limitations and current practice restricts them.

Sikh Names: Beyond Gender, Caste And Patriarchy

Sikh names are empowering – they go beyond gender, caste and patriarchy. However, their limitations and current practice restrict them.
To Kill a Mockingbird

Gender Roles And Stereotyping In ‘To Kill A Mockingbird’

To Kill a Mockingbird covers several themes that are often uncomfortable to encounter and explore, such as racism and loss of innocence.
10 Things You Shouldn't Ask A Transgender Man

10 Things You Shouldn’t Ask A Transgender Man

People, sometimes without even realising or intending to, ask a transgender man or a trans person such questions that are absolutely inappropriate and offensive.