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
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
Having been through depression twice, I realised that what I sought was just someone to talk to. My friends in India were always there to help out and solve the problem for me, but sometimes I didn't need solving, I only needed a patient, non-judgmental ear.
July 7, 2017 • Subhashish Bhadra • 25 • Bengaluru
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
I have been living with depression and anxiety for almost 3 years now. But the first two years I didn’t know it. My body tried to tell me. But I was not listening.
April 4, 2017 • ANONYMOUS • New Delhi
I would like to share seven things that I have learned from my struggles with mental illness from these different perspectives.
April 4, 2017 • Shashank Kumar • Bangalore
I was diagnosed with clinical depression at the age of 23. To be honest, I think it was lurking around long before my diagnosis in early 2014. While personally I was relieved (because I knew what the problem was), I was terrified about what my friends would think.
April 4, 2017 • Anovshka Chandy • Bangalore