A digital magazine on sexuality in the Global South

Mental Health

Shikha Aleya writes about her experiences with panic attacks, and travelling with her dog Dusty

“Breathe. All is Well” — How I Dealt With My Panic Attacks

I am not pleased about everything that happened, but I accept that these are my experiences. I accept that I have grown through them, built more invisible muscle. Most of all I accept that it is with the help and support of a diverse array of souls, relationships, and ordinary chuff-chuffing that I can do and be many of the things my spirit is; my life is more than the parts that panicked, and I accept and look after those bits too.
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क्विअर लोगों की मानसिक देखभाल – मुझसे बात करें

मेरे यह पूछने पर कि, “जब आप दुखी होते हैं तो किससे बात करते हैं”, जोगप्पा ने ने कहा “देवी से बात करती हूँ”। पिछले साल मैं जहाँ भी गया, वहां मिलने वाले बहुत से लोगों से मैंने यही प्रश्न पुछा। उनमें से ज़्यादातर लोगों का यही जवाब होता था, ““किसी से भी नहीं””। यह…
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Postpartum Depression: Deromanticising Motherhood

As depicted in various forms of media, society has unrealistic expectations of how mothers and motherhood should be – enamoured by their babies, to feel only happiness at being a mother, being completely focused on their babies, living in the ‘glow of motherhood’. Being depressed is simply not seen as an acceptable response.
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The Indian Beta

While we have come a long way from the singular Freudian focus on sexual energies and reducing most mental health disturbances to sexuality, there is no doubting its significance for an individual’s wellbeing.