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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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Prisoner in my own mind

I have always used writing as a tool to lighten my mood, and always believed that my pen and paper were the only ones who would understand me. However, very recently, I shared this poem with a friend, to tell her how I felt. And the experience of sharing was very positive. She suggested that I share the poem with It’s Ok To Talk.

August 23, 2017 • Anonymous • Delhi

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We Gotta Live

I was getting over my lifetime of depression and suicidal thought but now I'm right back in the middle of it. The completion of this piece of music is no success story. I've tried to get it out there but keep running up against brick walls. Have a listen, there's certain power in it if you're in the right frame of mind...

August 8, 2017 • Gladwyn Scott • Halifax

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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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On Depression

Having been through depression twice, I realised that what I sought was just someone to talk to. My friends in India were always there to help out and solve the problem for me, but sometimes I didn't need solving, I only needed a patient, non-judgmental ear.

July 7, 2017 • Subhashish Bhadra • Bengaluru

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Depression, it isn’t just your fight

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