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Depression, BPD and Far From a Stereotype

July 5, 2017

The first time I got to label the feelings I had had in me since childhood, I was 22 years old. I was told I was suffering from Depression and Borderline Personallity Disorder.

I was told it would be a struggle that I would overcome only if I genuinely wanted to help myself. It has been a de…

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Why So Stressed, Millennials?

June 16, 2017

By Sukanya Sharma

I. The Stress and Anxiety

According to a survey done by the American Psychological Association, millennials in America are the most stressed generation. The survey reports that we are mainly stressed about money. (Look what capitalism has done to us! But that’s a different debate…

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Interviewing Reshma Valliappan, Author of Fallen, Standing

May 5, 2017

Amrita Tripathi

Do check out an interview with the multi-talented author of Fallen, Standing: My Life as a Schizophrenist, Reshma Valliappan. You can read an excerpt of her book here. Highly recommend the book (in case that's in doubt!)

 

1) You write very powerfully about your experience…

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Your Stories: Talking Mental Health

April 30, 2017

It's Okay to Not Be Okay:

Do check out this fab video created by Koval Bhatia, Founder-Director, A Little Anarky Films, explaining how there's nothing to be ashamed of, no matter how your brain is wired. Speak about it. End the stigma.
 

 

 

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Your Stories: Understanding Therapy

April 9, 2017

'Dialogue With A Therapist' shared by Pearl


TherapistWhat does your inner voice tell you?

Me: To go travelling (Giggles)

Therapist: Why are you giggling? Are you feeling embarrassed?

Me: Yes I am. People are doing community service, doing great things for their families, buildin…

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Atticus...on Anxiety

March 24, 2017

We're talking anxiety ... and coping. (With thanks to @Atti_cus for sharing so openly and honestly.)

 

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Our Stories: Self-Harm (Trigger Warning)

February 1, 2017

It's hard enough to confront some of the darkest moments of your life, harder still to attempt to articulate or share, but sometimes it helps. And sometimes it doesn't, I guess.

There is something about the "damaged" and "broken" though...It's a tribe, recognisable by "scars that glisten in the …

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Your Stories: Feat. A Journey

October 19, 2016

A Journey
By Natha Wahlang

 

It’s strangeland,
Those cracks; 
They opened,
They swallowed,
I fell through,
I clawed;
With my anger,
With my hope;
Until the darkness ate them too.

So I walked into it,
And finding no ground;
I floated and sank, 
Floated and sank….
I met a list…

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Your Story: Living With Bipolar Disorder (Part Two)

October 5, 2016

Our contributor @mariner1001 shares a second part to a blog on Living With Bipolar Disorder.

 

Coping with Bipolar disorder has been a long struggle -- the early period was one of extreme anguish and agony, but over time, I have learned to live with it and recognise the pressure points.

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Your Story: 'How I Fought My Way out of Depression and Anxiety'

September 28, 2016

This personal narrative of my battle through anxiety and depression is written from the perspective of sharing my story with as many people as possible in the hope of reaching out to those who may benefit from it. A similar story three years ago put me on a path to recovery, and if even a single ind…

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Your Story: Living With Schizophrenia

September 7, 2016

By @gulzaarzindagi

I had my first episode in 2004. From college until my first job, I thought it was just a phase of depression. For the first few years, I could not even understand what happened to me in 2004…And why my family took me to a psychiatrist. I quit my high profile job. I kept askin…

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Your Story: Overcoming an Eating Disorder (Part Two)

September 2, 2016

Part Two of A Guest Post on Developing...and then Overcoming an Eating Disorder

(Trigger Warning: Eating disorder, Food Addiction)

The New Year's Eve celebration was the biggest for all of a century. It was the day to enter into a new millennium, not just a new year. The age of a new era, one …

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Your Story: Overcoming an Eating Disorder

September 1, 2016

This blog post is in two parts. We are protecting the identity of our contributor. 

Dear Contributor, Thank you again, for your courage in sharing. 

TRIGGER WARNING: Eating disorders, food addiction 

 

“You’re not fat, you’re just big”.

This was a common refrain that …

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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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