Friday, September 20, 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.

It's About Time Indians Learnt To Talk About Mental Health

It’s About Time Indians Learnt To Normalise Mental Health

Normalising discussions around mental health, setting up boundaries, talking about symptoms and manifestations without demonising them are the kind of conversations we need to have with each other
depression

Depression And Its Value In Each Moment And Step

In the present scenario, where there is increasing alienation and isolation, depression appears to be a foghorn, imploring someone to keep an eye out for those wielding the storm.
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.
Toxic Lives: When Enough Is Enough चुनरी में दाग भर से तय नहीं होता 'चरित्र'

Toxic Lives: When Enough Is Enough

A lot of the other toxicity in my life fell along the way once I fixed my toxic self-relationship -- it also allowed me to draw boundaries, reduce or remove people.
#MeToo Campaign

We Saw The Magnitude Of The #MeToo Campaign. What’s Next?

The viral #MeToo campaign is not perfect, nor is it the end of the journey for survivors of sexual assault and harassment.
anxiety disorder

What It Is Like To Live With An Anxiety Disorder – A Personal Narrative

"I was diagnosed with chronic anxiety disorder and this is my story." - Shreyasi Bose
anorexia nervosa

Living With Anorexia Nervosa And A Body That Has Suffered Enough

I was diagnosed with anorexia nervosa at the age of 16. It's an overwhelming mental illness where the person has an irrational fear of gaining weight, enough to sabotage themselves into starving.
The In-Between Period: Tackling The Various Depressive Episodes

The In-Between Period: Tackling The Various Depressive Episodes

At the end of a depressive episode, I find myself looking for the exact word for that period between various depressive episodes. I search for it online and I wrack my brain and I fall asleep thinking about it and one day it strikes me what the word is. The word is 'life'.
36 Days of Type - K for Kafkaesque

This Artist Used The 36 Days Of Type Project To Talk About Mental Health...

Harini Rajagopalan used the 36 Days Of Type Project to talk about mental health. The resulting images are simple, evocative and brilliant.

Kripa Joshi’s Miss Moti Busts Body Image Issues One Comic At A Time

Kripa Joshi, a comic artist from Nepal who currently lives in the UK, is breaking this stereotype one comic a time. Kripa's character Miss Moti is a fat South Asian woman who can do anything she wants to and is an icon of body positivity.

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The Shortcomings Of Affirmative Action In India— A Chapter On Caste

The Shortcomings Of Affirmative Action In India— A Chapter On Caste

India boasts of the oldest and among the farthest-reaching set of affirmative action policies, enshrined within the constitution, created for the purpose of tackling caste-based discrimination and generations of injustice. Despite this, the goal of the annihilation of caste is far from being actualised.
Why Do Bollywood Movies About Women Have Male Protagonists?

Why Do Bollywood Movies About Women Have Male Protagonists?

Over the past two decades, many Bollywood films that have been hailed as women empowerment movies. But are these movies actually giving us powerful female protagonists, or just a reiteration of gender roles through male protagonists?
Can Marriage Truly Be A Feminist Institution?

The Futile Quest For A Feminist Marriage In Today’s World

The question, however, is that even after getting rid of sexist practices and beliefs, can there be a feminist marriage?