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Depression is still an invisible illness in Indian society, as most of those depressed seem to be going about their life like normal. A personal experience tells us how they really feel.
Mental illness is a huge problem, with globally more than 300 million suffering from depression alone. Yet so many of us choose to believe it is all a sham.
Why don't we Indians believe in taking help for depression? "The problem comes from a culture of shame and labelling among the South Asian community," says author Sweta Srivastava Vikram.
Depression can be a very tricky beast, draining the life and soul out of you, and sometimes those who seem the happiest might be the most at danger. Talk to someone today.
Gayatri Sharma portrays the protagonist of the international award winning I REMEMBER, that deals with Alzheimer's. Here she tells us what drove her to collaborate with senior journalist Geeta L Sahai on the film.
"I found madam by that shoe cupboard. She was removing all the shoes and talking. I thought she was talking on phone. Then suddenly, she removed one black sandal with big heels and placed it on the floor and started laughing."
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