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.

Will Indian Campuses Ever Acknowledge The Mental Health Issues Of Its Students?

Will Indian Campuses Ever Acknowledge The Mental Health Issues Of Its Students?

The unwillingness of several administrations to continue to adequately deal with mental health problems on such campuses is quite alarming.
In Conversation With Bhargavi Davar, Mental Health Activist

In Conversation With Bhargavi Davar, Mental Health Activist

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

Chasing Happily Ever After On My Own With Endorphins – Part 4

Endorphins, also powerful neurotransmitters, are part of our survival mechanism flooding us with fight-or-flight impulses.
Depression

Notes To Past Self: On Living With The Beast Called Depression

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

Why I Will Not Apologise For My Solitude

Solitude in our country is pitied. It is used as a synonym for loneliness and to further typecast women as co-dependent.
yourdost mental health professionals

Meet YourDOST: An Online Mental Health Counselling Service

YourDOST is an online emotional wellness platform where people can seek support from experts like psychologists, coaches, and psychiatrists.
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.
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.
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.
Maternal Mental Health Matters! Read This eBook By White Swan Foundation

Maternal Mental Health Matters! Read This eBook By White Swan Foundation

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.

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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?