Bad influences: On the Santoshi Shetty row, and damaging perceptions about mental healthcare in India
There is a long way to go until reliable mental health treatments including psychotherapy and medication are de-stigmatised. But if we keep blurring the boundaries of expertise, we might just be taking a step backwards.
"Ableism is violence," as Lydia XZ Brown notes.
Nowadays, my kitten’s is the only opinion that matters. And he has no concept of judging someone based on their body.
Ritu Kumar to Masaba, how Indian designers have stepped up to address mask shortage during coronavirus crisis
As the demand for non-surgical masks outstrips supply during coronavirus crisis, leading Indian fashion designers have come forward to fill the gap
World Autism Awareness Day 2020: Why 'acceptance' must be prioritised over initiatives like 'light it up blue'
World over, autistic people have challenged the normative idea of “lighting it up blue” with its harmful connotations, and sought a shift from ‘awareness’ to ‘acceptance’, celebrating April as #AutismAcceptanceMonth.
Coronavirus Outbreak: As mental health experts respond to crisis, filling gaps in service delivery needs govt accountability
Mental health organisations and professionals have recognised the severity of the impact on people's mental health and are responding to the crisis by optimising digital modalities of communication, through hosting webinars, Instagram lives, and curating pro-bono counselling helplines.
Coronavirus outbreak poses rising mental health concerns, as experts develop therapeutic frameworks to meet the challenge
Unfortunate outbreaks like the coronavirus pandemic are a lesson into public ableism as they provide an empathetic window into the lives of those who already live with psychiatric problems such as severe hypochondriasis (also known as illness anxiety disorder) and obsessive compulsive disorder.
Coronavirus Outbreak: As we make the radical behavioural changes required in face of pandemic, let's not give up on empathy
In over just a few weeks, a microbial entity has come not only to reign over our bodies and minds, but also to smash down our carefully constructed edifices of civility, good manners and all else that constitutes acceptable social behaviour.
'Faking well': Notes on navigating spaces, gatekeeping people with disabilities, and asking for help
Disabled people come in all shapes and sizes. Some of our disabilities are visible, some invisible. Some don’t deteriorate. Others fluctuate. Many disabilities — like psycho-social disabilities, chronic pain and fatigue — are increasingly being discussed in India. Still, I’ve learnt that asking for accommodations is among the hardest things to do, writes Srinidhi Raghavan
Understanding mental illness: Treading the line between making space for our feelings and indulging them
It’s hard to say which is more dangerous: turning feelings into thoughts (self-pity, blame, rumination, paranoia etc), or turning thoughts into feelings (telling yourself what is okay and not okay to feel). But the beauty of being human is our ability to unlearn these habits and learn new skills.
Insurance companies think mental illness can lead to physical illness or accident, and consequently reject what are termed bad lives or substandard lives. This is not surprising; viewed as a purely capitalist enterprise, insurance companies can be expected to only seek profit
Eating a plant-based diet may lower the risk of chronic disease and is good for the environment, but poorly planned vegan diets that do not replace the critical nutrients found in meat, can lead to serious micronutrient deficiencies.
From beer and pet yoga to chocolate and rage yoga, this International Yoga Day learn about bizarre yoga trends that have mushroomed all over the world.
On International Yoga Day 2018, here's a lowdown on the best yoga and meditation apps to help get you started on your fitness and mindfulness journey
In season 2, 9 Months aims to tackle a whole different set of questions, with Meghna Pant as the show’s host and a new mother herself. From caring for your little one in the crucial first year, to understanding baby behaviour and coping as new parents, you’ll get all the help you need!
Watch this episode of Nine Months for a comprehensive discussion on reaching the finishing line of your pregnancy.
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Forget about unsolicited advice that has you sitting on the fence. With these expert-backed opinions on Nine Months, you’ll know what’s best!
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