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.

misogyny

My Experience With Misogyny In The Mental Health Sector

This experience reflects a deep-seated misogyny in society, with clear gendered power relations at play within the mental health sector.
mental illness myths

5 Mental Illness Myths We Must Do Away With

Mental illness myths are inaccurate and don’t reflect the realities of mental health issues accurately.
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.
living with depression

Naming the Beast: Living with Depression

After years of living with abuse, I named the beast. I had depression

What does the Mental Health Care Bill Mean For Persons With Mental Illness?

The Mental Health Care Bill 2016 was passed in the Rajya Sabha on 8th August 2016. This Bill created lot of controversy within the sector as there seemed to be a never-ending tussle between persons with mental illness, the caregivers and the professionals who offer medical services.
This Mental Health First Aid Kit Will Help You Help Someone With Mental Illness

This Mental Health First Aid Kit Will Help You Help Someone With Mental Illness

When a person has an acute physical illness, it can be addressed in the short-term with first aid treatments. But did you know, there is also a Mental Health First Aid (MHFA) that aids mental health issues?
intellectual disabilities

Our Disdain For People With Intellectual Disabilities

Persons with intellectual disabilities have been sent to religious men, leading to wrong treatment and even mental and physical torture.
The Silence We Carry: Childhood Sexual Abuse and Mental Health

The Silence We Carry: Childhood Sexual Abuse And Mental Health

Childhood sexual abuse often has a huge impact in an individual’s mental health and has far reaching consequences. The mental health conditions most associated with childhood sexual abuse are post traumatic stress disorders, eating disorders, depression, and substance abuse disorders.

Should We Rejoice?: A Critical Analysis Of the Mental Health Care Bill 2016

"Insanity is doing the same thing, over and over again, but expecting different results," said Albert Einstein. This describes the Mental Health care system that has existed all over the world and in the present Mental Health Care Bill 2016 that was recently passed.
What You Should Learn From My Experience With Therapy

What You Should Learn From My Experience With Therapy

Therapy isn’t an easy step to take, and my experiences shouldn’t scare you or make you less likely to go, but instead should be a way for you have some more guidance than I did.

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These Are The 15 Women Who Helped Draft The Indian Constitution/इन 15 महिलाओं ने भारतीय संविधान बनाने में दिया था अपना योगदान

These Are The 15 Women Who Helped Draft The Indian Constitution

On this Republic Day, let us take a look at the fifteen powerful women who helped draft the Indian Constitution.
Flying Solo: 5 Female Masturbation Techniques Worth Exploring

Flying Solo: 5 Female Masturbation Techniques Worth Exploring

Get to know the bumps and curves of your one unique body and see how she rewards you in return. Here are some masturbation techniques to help you along your journey.
The Bra Strap: Normal Piece Of Clothing Or State Secret?

The Bra Strap: Normal Piece Of Clothing Or State Secret?

Why is such a ruckus created by a visible bra strap? Can we simply not treat a bra as a normal piece of clothing instead of sexualising it?