Depression is one of the most common disorders that disproportionately affects women in low- income countries like India.
Every time I got a panic attack, my feelings would oscillate between these three word: Scared, Lonely, Helpless.
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.
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.
We must set up the stage for us to question the very linearity that makes current mental health interventions exclusionary.
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.
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.
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 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.
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.