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Blog posts August 2016

Your Stories: Feat. A Book of Light

August 30, 2016


Writer and columnist Jerry Pinto needs little introduction, and as many of you will have seen and read...he has followed up the widely acclaimed Em and the Big Hoom with a powerful and intense book he's edited -- A Book of Light: When A Loved One Has a Different Mind.

Featuring 13 stories…

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Your Story: Living With Mental Illness

August 22, 2016

-- Dear Contributor, thank you for your courage in sharing your story

By N

I have (had) mental health issues since twelve years. I am on medication. This post might help some people get a better idea about mental health issues so I think it’s worthwhile.

Going through normal teenage exper…

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Talking About Mental Illness

August 18, 2016

by Amrita Tripathi 


Over the past decade, it seems to have become marginally easier to discuss issues like depression or anxiety disorders or panic attacks in public, compared to discussing psychosis, at any rate.

There is a little awareness, and collectively, we might be pulling in…

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Ask The Experts: Understanding Anxiety Disorders

August 16, 2016

By Varkha Chulani 


All anxiety is unhealthy. 

When you are concerned about how you are going to do in an exam, at work, with people, etc you are in the ‘healthy’ or as lay people would say ‘normal’ range. For example, most of us get butterflies in our stomach before making a presenta…

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Ask The Experts: Understanding Depression

August 15, 2016

By Meera Haran Alva


Depression in India

According to a World Health Organization World Mental Health (WHO WMH) supported study, approximately 36% of Indians are likely to suffer from major depression at some point in their lives. Don’t you think then, that it’s really crucial for us to address…

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Your Story: Living With Bipolar Disorder

August 15, 2016

Note for the reader: Our story comes from a single parent in his 50s, whose identity we are protecting. 
Dear Contributor: Thank you for your courage, for sharing your story with us.

The Journey: One Day At A Time

I am 53 years of age, a single parent, and have a wonderful family of 2 young men…

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