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.



Silence of A Survivor

April 4, 2017 • Mona Sharma • 38 • New Delhi


Prison of Silence

April 4, 2017 • Vedika Aum • New Delhi


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


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