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
Growing up, I was a fairly stocky kid, peaking at a level that can be called “fat but short of obese”. Therefore, it was quite a shock, for my friends to see me wither away to an alarming 48 kilograms during my fourth year in college. I was 21 years old, clinically depressed and in the middle of a full-blown meltdown.
April 4, 2017 • Aditya Mani Jha • 28 • New Delhi
The life we lead, bringing up our child, a young man who hasn't spoken a clear full sentence to us in all the years since he was born, and then diagnosed with autism at nearly three - our precarious life together - is supremely happy. I would not trade it for any other even if he is not and will never be like other children; in some ways, he will always be a child.
April 4, 2017 • Madhusudan Srinivas • New Delhi
I believe that people in positions of power, workplaces, families have a responsibility to care and to try to understand others without judgement. It is the responsibility of people in workplaces to understand that productivity doesn’t override mental health and support the employee.
April 28, 2017 • Sudhamshu Mitra • 25
Anxiety and depression are things that can never be expressed in words. It's a throbbing pain. It's when you are lying on the bed and half of your body is paralysed, you're thinking about how you just want to listen, get out, breathe and let it go but you can't because your body is not with you.
April 28, 2017 • Bhumika Mewati • 20
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
It took a lot of courage for to make this video and accept that, yes, I have a mental health problem, and I hope that others will be open to accept their illnesses after watching my video
April 4, 2017 • Pooja Chhikara • 26 • New Delhi
This video discusses the stigmatization of mental health and psychology in India through interviews with psychologists in New Delhi and an analysis of the role of the media in promoting these stigmas.
April 4, 2017 • Manavii Kumar • 17 • Florida
April 4, 2017 • Divyanjali Verma • Female • 19 • Lucknow
It’s depression, it controls me, not the other way around.
April 4, 2017 • Ariba Zaidi • 22 • New Delhi
April 4, 2017 • Anonymous • Female • 21 • New Delhi
Sometimes all you have to do is to extend a hand. Don't lose hope if they don't take it right then. Don't predict, don't control, don't analyse. Just come, extend a hand, ask a question, softly say, "I'm here when you want."
April 4, 2017 • Dhriti Sarkar • Female • 19 • New Delhi
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April 4, 2017 • Mona Sharma • 38 • New Delhi
They say art helps vent out and channelize all that is within you. And I couldn’t agree more. Writing, music and acting indeed have been my escapes, the first one always being the parachute I needed whenever life pushed me down cliffs.
April 4, 2017 • Stuti Gokhale • 19 • New Delhi
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