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.

The Ministry Of Health Has No Idea What Depression Is About

The Ministry Of Health Has No Idea What Depression Is About

The poster by the Ministry of Health on how to cope with depression starts a conversation about mental illness in the worst possible way.
Why Are We Romanticising Mental Illness on Social Media?

Why Are We Romanticising Mental Illness On Social Media?

Romanticisation of mental illness is an awful attempt at making them ‘beautiful’.This trend portrays mental health as ‘edgy’ and ‘cool’.
Living With OCD Is Not As Instagrammable As You Think

Living With OCD Is Not As Instagrammable As You Think

OCD being used as an adjective and a descriptor is not only spreading misinformation on the disorder itself, but also invalidating the experiences of people who actually suffer from it. Telling someone you have OCD doesn't garner the level of compassion and patience when it's thrown around so casually for extremely banal things.
Women twice as likely to develop PTSD as men

Women Are More Than Twice As Likely To Develop PTSD Than Men

Women are more than twice as likely as likely to develop PTSD than men (10% for women and 4% for men). The reasons for why women may get PTSD include that women are more likely to experience sexual assault, and women are also more likely to blame the trauma on themselves.
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.
13 reasons why

13 Reasons Why Failed Me As A Person With Mental Health Issues

The makers of 13 Reasons Why need to stop pretending that they are initiating a dialogue on mental health, or that the show is socially 'woke'.
play therapy

Play Therapy: Trauma Therapy For Kids Needs To Be Fun

Touching is the core of developmental play therapy, building both the self of the hurt child and his or her appreciation of the nurturing other.
Lavanya Seshasayee

In Conversation With Dr Lavanya Seshasayee: On Psychiatry And Gender Roles

Dr Lavanya Seshasayee is a women’s mental health specialist and the founder of the Global Women’s Recovery Movement. She has also been a Fulbright finalist, a Bapu Trust fellow and a Movement for Global Mental Health Fellow.
Talking Compass

In Conversation With The Talking Compass: Expanding Mental Health Access

The Talking Compass is a platform that provides various services including counselling and coaching and is a mental health resource sharing space.
domestic abuse

Normalised Domestic Abuse And Stigmatised Mental Illness In My Family

It pains me that women choose to be in abusive relationships thinking that they are the ones at fault, putting up with domestic abuse and marital rape.

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Anuradha Koirala: The Woman Who Rescued More Than 12,000 Girls From Sex Trafficking

Anuradha Koirala has rescued 12,000 girls in her journey of 20 years. It is believed that 12,000 is the same number of girls and women trafficked to India each year.

Here Is A Step By Step Guide To Manage Savarna Privilege

The current regime that gleams on the suffering of minorities has given us a new brand of thinkers and activists, and to understand this phenomenon we have to confront Savarna Feminism.

Laugh Off The Sexism: The Counter Culture Of Feminist Memes

To combat the circulation of sexist memes, and stifle the sexist laugh, counter feminist memes are in circulation as well. These feminist memes employ subversive humour to overturn the sexist humour, being able to afford a laugh at their expense.