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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.

#depression

Poem

Blackout!

What happens when everyday school feels like a struggle, because your bullies are waiting for you everyday.

November 22, 2017 • Rubina Mulchandani • 24 • Gurgaon

Video

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

Article

How writing helped me survive bullying and Aspergers

Never let your circumstances define who you are. You can be anything!

November 8, 2017 • Khali Raymond • 18 • Newark, New Jersey

Article

It’s my fight to be a happy person

I still battle anxiety and I still overthink but I have realized that if anyone can change my situation in life then it’s only me. It’s my fight to live a happy life because at the end of the day not everyone cares about how are you and what you do.

November 8, 2017 • Anonymous • 17 • Kolkata

Article

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

Poem

TUMBLR LIED

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

October 13, 2017 • Manasvi Chauhan • Pune

Poem

WHAT AM I

September 12, 2017 • Rubina Mulchandani • Gurgaon

Article

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 • Gurgaon

Poem

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

Video

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