But what #MenToo has instigated is more anger towards victims of sexual violence, instead of the need for more anger towards sexual violence.
I feel obligated to clarify to people like Manik Mahna that I do not hate men, but I am exhausted by them and, more importantly, they terrify me. I live and breathe in fear.
Queering mental health is necessary to respond to the needs of queer clients by incorporating the stressors inherent in living on the margins of a heterosexually defined world.
The core belief behind Kumari Puja comes from a regressive and currently criticized narrative of Hinduism placing a higher value on a young girl who has not started menstruating yet.
It is necessary to link individual mental health to family and community. Our social and political systems must center the mental health of marginalized communities in ways informed by concepts of social justice and dignity.
Depression is one of the most common disorders that disproportionately affects women in low- income countries like India.
Every time I got a panic attack, my feelings would oscillate between these three word: Scared, Lonely, Helpless.
How many times have you heard upper caste people say "ye quota wale hamari seats kha rahe hain" (these 'quota people' are stealing our seats) or "I am caste blind, everyone's equal for me"?
Many aspects of social exclusion require us to pay attention to structural oppression in society, and to broader policy initiatives. Psychiatrists have a role to play in highlighting the links between policy, institutionalization, and psychosocial disabilities.
t is difficult to quantify the tyranny of depression. It is, for some of us, like being abruptly dunked into a silo full of ice water. Everything freezes, everything darkens, everything seems to exist in a vacuum with no past and no future.