Sunday, September 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.

To All The Traumas I've Lived

To All The Traumas I’ve Lived

I don't know which trauma I can link this incessant self-doubt to, people have this tendency to use 'trauma' and 'histories' to explain various character traits of a person, I do not think that is liable.
No, My Social Anxiety Does Not Control My Sexuality

No, My Social Anxiety Does Not Control My Sexuality

As someone with social anxiety, I feel uniquely constrained when it comes to my sexuality as I am expected to fit in the 'good girl' trope.
What My Depression Taught Me As A Disability Rights Activist

What My Depression Taught Me As A Disability Rights Activist

Having gone through this before, working in disability rights, and having closely interacted with many people living with mental health conditions, I could absolutely recognise that I was slipping into depression in my life of 33 years.
Why We Need To Focus On Women's Mental Health

Why We Need To Focus On Women’s Mental Health

With the entire nation witnessing the wave of #MeToo and #TimesUp, India needs to understand the gravity of the effects of abuse on women's mental health.
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.
Why Has Social Media Made It 'Cool' To Have Mental Illnesses?

Why Has Social Media Made It ‘Cool’ To Have Mental Illnesses?

Mental illnesses are real illnesses that have a harsh reality and are not tools to show off your ‘quirky’ personality on social media.
How To Prioritise Self-Care During The Triggering Time Of #MeToo

How To Prioritise Self-Care During The Triggering Time Of #MeToo

To have a healthier engagement with the movement, it is important for us to prioritise self-care and take care of ourselves emotionally.
What It Is Like To Navigate Mental Health As A Queer Person In A Homophobic Society

What It Is Like To Navigate Mental Health As A Queer Person In A...

The trauma of just the existence as a queer person has no vocabulary in the mental health research discourse.
Post-Marriage Depression: The Under Diagnosed, Untreated Reality

Post-Marriage Depression: The Under Diagnosed, Untreated Reality

Post-marriage depression is often slipped under the rugs of an 'adjustment phase'. This devoids the issue of importance and due treatment.
It's Time To Debunk These 5 Myths Surrounding Geriatric Mental Health

It’s Time To Debunk These 5 Myths Surrounding Geriatric Mental Health

Due to these myths surrounding geriatric mental health, the warning signs are missed or overlooked which worsens their living conditions.

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Maternal Mortality Rate: Does India Really Care About Its Mothers?

Maternal Mortality Rate: Does India Really Care About Its mothers?

A country’s maternal mortality rate is one of the most crucial indicators of how it prioritises it’s women.
Why Do Indian Women Do Not Wish To Identify As Feminists?

Why Do Indian Women Do Not Wish To Identify As Feminists?

Even at the peak of the #MeToo movement in India, many Indian women in positions of power continued to defend and enable the men who sexually exploited, harassed, or assaulted other women.
Aasiya Jeelani: The Feminist Warrior Of Kashmir | #IndianWomenInHistory

Aasiya Jeelani: The Feminist Warrior Of Kashmir | #IndianWomenInHistory

In a time where Kashmiri narratives were male centric and male dominated, Aasiya Jeelani emerged as a carrier of justice for Kashmiri women.