You have may come across many stories across the internet, that highlight the fact that “Mental health is political”. But what does this mean?
First, let’s recognize that our mental health is influenced by many factors.
Our mental health is influenced by a number of social, cultural, economic and environmental factors.
What does that have to do with mental health?
“Mental health is political” means that we cannot exclude a person’s experience of marginalization and oppression when we want to support their mental health.
What are some examples of oppression?
Some examples of marginalization and oppression include caste, age, gender, identity, etc.