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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 • 25 • 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 • 33 • Halifax

Article

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