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.

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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

Article

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

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 • 20 • Pune

Poem

WHAT AM I

September 12, 2017 • Rubina Mulchandani • 24 • 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

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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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Mental health awareness in India

This video discusses the stigmatization of mental health and psychology in India through interviews with psychologists in New Delhi and an analysis of the role of the media in promoting these stigmas.

April 4, 2017 • Manavii Kumar • Florida

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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

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He keeps asking me, “what’s wrong”?

Few years ago, I had built and run one startup business in education technology in India. I was a success on the outside. I was crumbling on the inside, though. I had fallen into a deep hole of desperation, and while I didn’t know how to identify it at the time, I was severely depressed.

April 4, 2017 • SHABNAM AGGARWAL • Boston