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.

Why Has Paranoia Become Normal For Many Women?

Why Has Paranoia Become Normal For Many Women?

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.
Human Vs. State: Mental Health In The Context Of Political Turbulence

Human Vs. State: Mental Health In The Context Of Political Turbulence

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.
Coronavirus And A Panic Stricken World That Cares Little About Mental Health

Coronavirus And A Panic Stricken World That Cares Little About Mental Health

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.
Mental Health In The Time Of Coronavirus

Mental Health In The Time Of Coronavirus

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 During Menopause: The Collective Ignorance And Lack Of Support

Mental Health During Menopause: The Collective Ignorance And Lack Of Support

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.
How Psychology Wronged Women

How Psychology Wronged Women

Psychology, a scientific study of the human brain, has witnessed misogynistic studies through its history, bordering on the absurd.
What Is All The Stigma Around Crying?

What Is All The Stigma Around Crying?

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’.
How Dr. Sarada Menon Changed India's Views On Mental Health

How Dr. Sarada Menon Changed India’s Views On Mental Health

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.
Protest! But Remember To Take Care Of Your Mental Health

Protest! But Remember To Take Care Of Your Mental Health

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.
Mental Health In The Time Of Social And Political Unrest

Mental Health In The Time Of Social And Political Unrest

Students and youth who are directly involved in such unrest in large numbers are the most vulnerable group succeptible to mental health issues.

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Housework And The Normalization Of The ‘Clueless Man’

Housework And The Normalization Of The ‘Clueless Man’

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When the cluelessness of the man with respect to housework is normalised, the actual burden is thrust on the woman.
Conversations With A Therapist On Mental Health During Lockdown

Conversations With A Therapist On Mental Health During Lockdown

While it seems like this lockdown seems to have offered us time, we perhaps need restructure our perspective; and try to look at the bigger picture.
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.