We walk on the road and we feel like every man out there is looking at us, even if no one is. That’s how paranoia has become a part of our personality.
Conflict has fuelled a mental health crisis. Unfortunately, research on the mental health of civilians caught in war has not been researched as well as that of war veterans.
The Coronavirus pandemic among other things, such as the lack of empathy for all, in an individualist capitalist society like ours, brought to surface many other prejudices about how we conceptualise health.
Today, every other link or news item you come across will be about the Coronavirus pandemic – the number of affected cases, the number of deaths, and worse the imminent spurt in these numbers.
Mental health facilities specifically for menopause is not a concept. From what I have observed on my own, the maximum your gynaecologist would do is connect you to a doctor who would prescribe anti-depressants.
Psychology, a scientific study of the human brain, has witnessed misogynistic studies through its history, bordering on the absurd.
But it took a long time for me to rethink my perception about the emotion of ‘crying’ (which I would rather prefer to call notion). And when it changed, I realised ‘crying’ is equally important emotion like it’s opposite, ‘smiling’.
Sarada Menon first got introduced to 'mental illnesses' in her final year of medical training in 1959 where she realised how deeply rooted this problem was and how it received very little or no attention.
Whether you are the victim of police brutality or your friend is the goon, you still do need to keep a tab on potential mental health issues that can take a toll on you.
Students and youth who are directly involved in such unrest in large numbers are the most vulnerable group succeptible to mental health issues.