Masala Podcast - Episode 9 - Mental Health & South Asian Women
In this final episode for Series 1 of Masala Podcast, the theme is Mental Health especially among South Asian women.
I chat with Tina Mistry, clinical psychologist and director of TherapySense. She specialises in issues around race, culture and identity and works with South Asian communities. Tina has a specialist interest in working with trauma (including PTSD, developmental and intergenerational trauma).
We talk about issues affecting South Asian girls and women, particularly struggles with their dual identities. We discuss how we are taught to never show rage or anger and how that affects us as women in the culture. We debate whether current mental health methods are “Euro-centric”.
I also talk about my own struggles with mental health over the past few years, specifically the anxiety and panic attacks that I’ve experienced.
This is a really important episode for me, because this is personally relevant to me. And also, mental health issues affect so many of us.
ABOUT MASALA PODCAST
The Spotify award-winning Masala Podcast is a show for South Asian women, where we talk about all those things that we’re NOT supposed to talk about in our culture. Sex, sexuality, periods, menopause, mental health, shame, sexual harassment and many more taboos.
ABOUT TINA MISTRY
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