This Dalit History Month and National Poetry Writing Month, when we are surrounded by stories of Dalit struggles and accomplishments and poetry, here are some verses that take an anti-caste stance! These verses are an expression of the historical marginalization of Dalits and are a call for equality. Of course, as Chandramohan tells us, it is not enough to read Dalit poetry but also to understand the politics that inform it.
We have compiled a list of some of the insurers who have introduced or changed their health insurance policies to cover costs incurred because of mental illness in an effort to disseminate information about the same and increase public access to mental health services.
A 2011 World Health Organisation-sponsored study found that 36% of Indians suffered from a Major Depressive Episode (MDE) within their lifetime. That means India has the most number of people in the world who suffer from some form of depression at some point in their lives. Despite the worrisome statistics, social pressure to be “normal” […]
Literature on mental health, especially intersectional mental health therefore becomes all the more crucial. As we witness a third Covid-19 wave in India, we bring to you a diverse selection of books on mental health released last year. Although not an exhaustive list, we hope these books catering to diverse mental health themes provide some respite in these difficult times.
As schools move towards more inclusive models of education, we speak to Nafisa Baboo about her journey as a disability-inclusive educator, and how learning ecosystems can be transformed into holistic spaces for every child, regardless of their ability or disability.
In this interview, Belongg speaks to Bhargavi Davar, the director of Bapu Trust, about the practical implications of inclusive education and the value systems that underline it.
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In a deeply inequitable society, the importance of education as a tool to address systemic biases has been greatly emphasised. Many activists and practitioners, especially those from marginalised identities have advocated for equal access to quality education to empower communities to invest in their own language, politics and development. However, education as a social transformation […]
The Belongg Mental Health Collective has prepared a list of mental health service providers who are offering their services free of cost.
The Covid-19 pandemic has exacerbated the disproportionate mental health needs of queer persons around the globe. The pandemic has resulted in an increase of mental strain on queer persons, while simultaneously depriving them of community support. A sense of community which has proved to be critical for queer persons who often find themselves alone in […]