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.




Earlier I used to say that I suffer from depression, but now I am proud to say that I am a survivor of depression.

February 8, 2018 • Sangeetha Param • 24 • Bengaluru


Life with Mental Illness

In the direst hour of my life, I was not given up on and that is inspiration enough to not give up ever. The turning point might just be around the corner.

February 5, 2018 • Richa Sharma • 25 • Najafgarh


A Mental Health Day

Let’s normalise taking a day for your mental health.

January 21, 2018 • Kritika Narula • 22 • Delhi


It’s worth it

I decided to give life another chance, and give myself another chance.

January 15, 2018 • Riya Dharne • 16 • PUNE


My Diary

I want to break the stereotype that psychologists can’t face mental health challenges themselves.

November 28, 2017 • Nitika Mehra • 24 • Delhi


Celebrating Mental Health Day Everyday

Schizophrenia has affected the lives of most important people in my life. These short films capture their stories.

November 8, 2017 • Namarita Kathait • Delhi


It’s my fight to be a happy person

I still battle anxiety and I still overthink but I have realized that if anyone can change my situation in life then it’s only me. It’s my fight to live a happy life because at the end of the day not everyone cares about how are you and what you do.

November 8, 2017 • Anonymous • Kolkata



September 12, 2017 • Rubina Mulchandani • Gurgaon


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 • Delhi


You Are Not Alone

I can assure you that depression doesn’t have to be a reason for you to stop living your life fully. There are ways to heal, approaches you can try… healing does take time, but you should start by understanding your condition fully.

August 2, 2017 • Nikita Sailesh • New Delhi