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Silence of A Survivor

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

Poem

Prison of Silence

April 4, 2017 • Vedika Aum • New Delhi

Article

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

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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