It’s Ok To Talk is a safe space to share your experiences with mental health, mental illness and wellbeing. We believe that talking about mental health is the first step to breaking the stigma.

A community to share expressions and tell stories, allowing you to connect with others and raise your voice for mental health.

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Let’s talk sensibly about depression

My mother, who passed away in September last year, was one of the estimated forty million Indians, who experience depression each year.

April 7, 2017 • Vikram Patel • 52 • New Delhi

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Doctors to Psychiatrist. In that order.

I have been living with depression and anxiety for almost 3 years now. But the first two years I didn’t know it. My body tried to tell me. But I was not listening.

April 4, 2017 • ANONYMOUS • Female • 28 • New Delhi

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You should talk about it more often

April 4, 2017 • Dhruv Trehan • 18 • New Delhi

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Talking about mental health

What do you say when someone asks you how you are feeling? “I’m fine, how are you?” “I am great, everything’s great!” What would happen if we told each other the truth?

April 4, 2017 • JERRY PINTO • 51 • Mumbai

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The good, the bad and the ugly – My experience with Depression

I was diagnosed with clinical depression at the age of 23. To be honest, I think it was lurking around long before my diagnosis in early 2014. While personally I was relieved (because I knew what the problem was), I was terrified about what my friends would think.

April 4, 2017 • Anovshka Chandy • 26 • Bangalore

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He keeps asking me, “what’s wrong”?

Few years ago, I had built and run one startup business in education technology in India. I was a success on the outside. I was crumbling on the inside, though. I had fallen into a deep hole of desperation, and while I didn’t know how to identify it at the time, I was severely depressed.

April 4, 2017 • SHABNAM AGGARWAL • 31 • Boston

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Of Deep Emotion and Deeper Realisation

While I eventually began realising that such acts were getting me nowhere, it didn’t relieve me of my depressive tendencies. I would often go through periods of intense emotion and existential dilemmas, wondering where my place was in an increasingly bleak world.

April 4, 2017 • Kabir David • 23 • New Delhi

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My struggle with mental illness

The more vulnerable I let myself be, the stronger I became. The more I talked, the more I felt a version of that validation that I had always sought – a version that felt exponentially better, because it came from myself. I learnt the immensity of the power of the self, and it began changing me in ways I never knew possible.

April 4, 2017 • AMAAYA DASGUPTA • 19 • New Delhi

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It’s Ok To Talk About It

Many people sometimes question the “authenticity” of someone’s depression, anxiety or any other mental disorder, but it is in this very doubt that we have trampled the emotions of that person.

April 4, 2017 • Rijul Victor • 25 • New Delhi

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Last night I dreamed that I died

A few months and a lot of thinking later, I realise that much of what I’ve been going through is deeply connected with serious and unattended to stress and exhaustion in my life

April 4, 2017 • FAITH GONSALVES • 28 • New Delhi

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