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Depression, it isn’t just your fight

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

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My experience with depression

I am going to talk about this past year of my life, I am going to describe it as well as I can and I'm going to hope that it makes some difference to someone somewhere.

April 4, 2017 • Pavani Madhira • 22 • Hyderabad

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Of Deep Emotion and Deeper Realisation

While I eventually began realising that such acts were getting me nowhere, it didn’t relieve me of my depressive tendencies. I would often go through periods of intense emotion and existential dilemmas, wondering where my place was in an increasingly bleak world.

April 4, 2017 • Kabir David • New Delhi

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My struggle with mental illness

The more vulnerable I let myself be, the stronger I became. The more I talked, the more I felt a version of that validation that I had always sought – a version that felt exponentially better, because it came from myself. I learnt the immensity of the power of the self, and it began changing me in ways I never knew possible.

April 4, 2017 • AMAAYA DASGUPTA • New Delhi