The unwillingness of several administrations to continue to adequately deal with mental health problems on such campuses is quite alarming.
Bhargavi Davar is a mental health activist in India. She is the founder and a managing trustee of the Bapu Trust and the author of several books including Gendering Mental Health.
Endorphins, also powerful neurotransmitters, are part of our survival mechanism flooding us with fight-or-flight impulses.
But dead is being devoid of feeling, it is not relief. I know where the lies come from, they come from an abusive childhood, they come from trauma, they come from a history of depression.
Solitude in our country is pitied. It is used as a synonym for loneliness and to further typecast women as co-dependent.
YourDOST is an online emotional wellness platform where people can seek support from experts like psychologists, coaches, and psychiatrists.
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.
Mental illness myths are inaccurate and don’t reflect the realities of mental health issues accurately.
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.
White Swan Foundation launched an eBook for expectant mothers on maternal mental health – i.e. how to deal with postpartum depression and when to seek medical help for a mental health issue during pregnancy.