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We hope these stories will inspire you and more young people to come forward and share their own, helping to break down the stigma surrounding mental health.

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Celebrating Mental Health Day Everyday

Schizophrenia has affected the lives of most important people in my life. These short films capture their stories.

November 8, 2017 • Namarita Kathait • 23 • Delhi

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Life-A Constant Challenge

From being ragged, bullied, and told that I was useless, I have come a long way. While I still struggle with anxiety, insomnia and depression, I am not giving up.

October 31, 2017 • Huafrid Billimoria • 22 • Mumbai

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TUMBLR LIED

Depression, is a lot of things but it's never beautiful.

October 13, 2017 • Manasvi Chauhan • 20 • Pune

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WHAT AM I

September 12, 2017 • Rubina Mulchandani • 24 • Gurgaon

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It’s Time To Trust Myself

At some point, i suddenly realised that I had never trusted my path. It had never occurred to me that I needed to let myself flow along the current of my life’s river. But now that I have, and it’s the most strange but soothing content feeling I’ve ever felt for a while.

September 10, 2017 • Vibhor Agrawal • 18 • Gurgaon

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You Are Not Alone

I can assure you that depression doesn’t have to be a reason for you to stop living your life fully. There are ways to heal, approaches you can try… healing does take time, but you should start by understanding your condition fully.

August 2, 2017 • Nikita Sailesh • New Delhi

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My Bipolar Disorder And I Aren’t Friends, But We’re Getting Along Better Now

Apart from the medicines which play an important role in managing the illness – another critical part is to know the triggers to of Mania and Depression with Bipolar illness.

July 2, 2017 • Bijoy Jose • Bengaluru

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How accepting self and my bipolar disorder led me to the path of recovery

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 • New Delhi

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My experience with depression

I am going to talk about this past year of my life, I am going to describe it as well as I can and I'm going to hope that it makes some difference to someone somewhere.

April 4, 2017 • Pavani Madhira • Hyderabad

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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 • New Delhi