Have you ever given a thought about the mental health of your domestic help, a co-worker, sweepers on the road or the beggars?
There is a great chance that most of us turn a blind eye to the psychological distress the underprivileged class undergoes because we assume having a mental issue is a taboo at first and a matter of luxury then.
In the wake of uprising capitalism, it is not completely unbelievable that people who fight each day to make the ends meet suffer critically for stable mental health as well. Now think of the women population of socially and economically backward class keeping in mind that women are twice as frequently ill as men in case of common mental disorders.
“In the twenty-first century where change is occurring at an unprecedented pace, the everyday lives of women are often considered a ‘small detail’ in the larger historical landscape. However, the distress that they face in their everyday lives reveals the link between macro changes and their impact on the day-to-day lives of people”, says Mahima Nayar in
A crucial discussion of various ways of understanding distress itself needs to be opened up. Nayar engages in a study of different kinds of ‘healing’ processes and examines culture, economic conditions and social scenery that impacts the mental health of women.
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