Your Stories: Feat. A Book of Light

By Amrita Tripathi 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, the collection does a lot to […]

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Your Stories: Living With Mental Illness

By Anonymous Dear Contributor, thank you for your courage in sharing your story 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 experiences like thrills, highs and lows […]

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Talking About Mental Illness

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 the right direction. Would you agree? Though there are […]

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Ask The Experts: Understanding Anxiety Disorders

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 presentation, when our […]

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Your Story: Living With Bipolar Disorder

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 […]

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Ask the Experts: Understanding Depression

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 this issue and spread some awareness? Fortunately, in my […]

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