Conversations about stress, burnout and mental health have gained prominence, especially during and since the COVID-19 pandemic. But, what is stress and burnout? Is it selfish if we, especially those of us doing people work, articulate and express our stress, and seek self- and collective care? What are the barriers we encounter? Where can we find the appropriate vocabulary and avenues of care?
The three-part series Me, We, Us by TARSHI and Nazariya Foundation explores these questions, and more, through first-person experiences of human rights activists and caseworkers from across socio-political and regional contexts. The film documents a series of workshops that were conducted by TARSHI and Nazariya Foundation in Delhi, Guwahati and Hyderabad in 2018 and 2019. What emerges is a poignant and passionate narrative of the need to address stress within human rights defenders, and the importance of self- and collective-care.
Watch these films here:
Me, We, Us – Discussing Activist and Caseworker Stress
Me, We, Us – Stress, Burnout and Self-Care Needs Assessment
Me, We, Us – Stress, Self-Care, Language & Vocabulary
These films were first screened in December 2021 in collaboration with Kriti Film Club.
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