The Freedom Series: Mental Health and the Queer Community

Devanik Saha Mental Health

By Devanik Saha More than 60 million people in India are estimated to suffer from some form of mental illness. Some communities are particularly vulnerable and under-served. “Tackling one’s mental health is one of the biggest challenges for any LGBTQ+ person. Given India’s societal stereotypes, accepting your own gender identity and bodily changes is a […]

Endometriosis: Steering Through Pain and Trauma

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By Swarnima Bhattacharya Endometriosis is one of the most debilitating, excruciatingly painful, life-altering conditions you have never heard of. What is even more unheard of, is the narrative of empowerment, awareness and support that should necessarily run alongside crippling unpredictable diseases such as this. The causes and cure of endometriosis are famously unknown. We only […]

Gaslighting: Legal Support and Protection  

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By Scherezade Siobhan This article is Part 3 of a series unpacking the issues around what is called ‘Gaslighting’.  Do read Part 1: Gaslighting: Red Flags and Part 2: Gaslighting: Getting Help and Healing One part of emerging as a survivor of gaslighting and the traumatic fallout of abuse is to seek mental health help to rebuild […]

Understanding Psychiatry: Busting Myths

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By Dr Samir Parikh Having worked in the field of mental health for almost two decades, I have witnessed a significant increase in the awareness and education related to the field of mental health, especially with the growing exposure of various media platforms. However, there still exists a large section of the population which is […]

Relationships 101: What We Need to Know

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What is the deal with relationships? How do we heal emotionally or even process conflicts or misunderstandings in a relationship? How do they even work in this day and age? Sukanya Sharma asked Clinical Psychologist Pragya Lodha for some insight. Here’s what we gleaned. Talk, Write, Communicate: Communication and trust are the most essential in […]