A story of love, loss and second chances by Nikita Singh, releasing this Valentine’s Day.
The author talks about her introduction to and first ever experience of 10 days of meditation, Vipassana, at a time when even doing it for 20 mins was unthinkable to her.
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.
Depression is real. It may not be visible, but it exists all the same. To battle depression, an individual needs the support and love of those around her. Be that friend.
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.
We women often put ourselves last, and sometimes fall prey to social perceptions of mental illness. It is essential that we talk about our depression if we want to heal, as Shikha Gandhi found out.
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.
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