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 • 25 • Bengaluru
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
April 28, 2017 • Vertika Dixit • 33
It’s depression, it controls me, not the other way around.
April 4, 2017 • Ariba Zaidi • 22 • New Delhi
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 • 28 • New Delhi
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April 4, 2017 • Vedika Aum • 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 • New Delhi
What I hated most was when friends would say, ‘I just don’t know how to help you’. I wasn’t asking for anything. I just needed them to listen. Hear me and understand my feelings as my feelings only, and not take offense at how I felt.
April 4, 2017 • Anonymous • New Delhi