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Mental Health
12 posts
What You Need to Remember About Self-Disclosure on Social Media
Social Media
Self-disclosure is rewarded with popularity on social media. Whether we choose to make this self-disclosure or applaud those who do, there are some things to keep in mind.
Conversion Therapy Is Cruel and It Needs to End
LGBTQIA+
Despite the adverse psychological impact of conversion therapy, this pseudo-scientific practice continues to be practiced widely.
The Cycle of Abusive Indian Parenting Needs to End
Parenting
Indian parents have an infamous reputation worldwide for their orthodox parenting techniques. Regardless of which country they raise their children in, they tend to follow the same archaic protocols for child rearing in which emotional neglect and manipulation are a staple.
Breast Cancer Is a Health Crisis, Not a Cosmetic Crisis
Breast Cancer
Mastectomy is about survival not about an assault on "two-breasted femininity".
The False Binary of Nature and Nurture: Shifting Narratives in the Queer Galaxy
LGBTQIA+
Queerness and its articulation are not static but dynamic; not homogenous, but diverse. Queerness is “liberation from” rather than “bondage to” fixed ideas—the latter would undeniably be a form of violence.
4 min read
Therapy Tuesday - Your Post-Covid Health
Podcast
We look at the psychological health concerns among people who have recovered from mild, asymptomatic, or severe COVID and how best we can cope with what we know or don't know.
Therapy Tuesday - Reframing Resilience
Podcast
How can we redefine resilience from an empathetic lens? Is it solely the ability to bounce back and be strong in the face of adversity? How can we move away from looking at pain and distress as something that needs to be ‘fixed’ and acknowledge what it needs to heal?
Therapy Tuesday
Podcast
Therapy Tuesday is a fortnightly podcast for people looking to have conversations about mental health from a feminist perspective.
#MeToo in Chennai Schools: The Big Red Flag We Shouldn't Ignore
Child Sexual Abuse
Sexual abuse robs children of their childhood and has a “devastating, irreversible impact” on their well-being. But the conversation around child rights has only gained momentum in India the past few decades.
5 min read
The Internalised Bias in the Bisexual Experience
Sexuality
I routinely traverse a minefield of reminders that I am living a double life. While I put on my best online activist hat and pontificate about queer rights being human rights, I deliberately omit doing so from the stance of a queer person. I am what you might term ‘partially closeted’.
Therapy Tuesday - Healthy Boundaries
Podcast
What are healthy and unhealthy boundaries in a relationship? How do we recognize them? Why does every relationship need healthy boundaries? Setting boundaries can be uncomfortable and confusing, so, how do we go about establishing them? Ruchita answers these questions.
Grief Is like an Ocean
Depression
When I lost my 59-year-old father to suicide in 2019, I was forced to join what I call the 'dead parents society' and came to be introduced to the gargantuan force that is grief.
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