All stories matter

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.




Earlier I used to say that I suffer from depression, but now I am proud to say that I am a survivor of depression.

February 8, 2018 • Sangeetha Param • 24 • Bengaluru


Life with Mental Illness

In the direst hour of my life, I was not given up on and that is inspiration enough to not give up ever. The turning point might just be around the corner.

February 5, 2018 • Richa Sharma • 25 • Najafgarh


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


Importance of Family Support

Often, family members fail to understand the root of a mental health problem, therefore it is very important that people are educated about mental health through various awareness programs.

November 2, 2017 • Yash Sampat • 25 • Delhi


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 • 25 • Bengaluru


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


Doctors to Psychiatrist. In that order.

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 • New Delhi


Listening To Voices

If schizophrenia was a person, it would have been a distracting being. A face with distorted features you could never recognize but so familiar that putting a right name to it would give your head a trip.

April 4, 2017 • Namarita Kathait • New Delhi


Talking about mental health

What do you say when someone asks you how you are feeling? “I’m fine, how are you?” “I am great, everything’s great!” What would happen if we told each other the truth?

April 4, 2017 • JERRY PINTO • Mumbai


To share or not to share

Never be ashamed of what caused you mental pain. Life will have problems there are no two ways about it, but only if we face them can we move forward.

April 4, 2017 • Anonymous • New Delhi