This experience reflects a deep-seated misogyny in society, with clear gendered power relations at play within the mental health sector.
Mental illness myths are inaccurate and don’t reflect the realities of mental health issues accurately.
The trauma of just the existence as a queer person has no vocabulary in the mental health research discourse.
After years of living with abuse, I named the beast. I had depression
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.
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?
Persons with intellectual disabilities have been sent to religious men, leading to wrong treatment and even mental and physical torture.
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.
"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.
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.