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Stories of recovery

Meet people who have to share their stories – real life experiences in overcoming mental health issues of various kinds. Listen to how they never gave up, watch their battles and victories and read about their success.

It is possible to overcome the condition, all it takes is a little will power and some help. You can find all the motivation you need right here. Watch real life testimonials of people who have overcome various types of mental health conditions and read inspiring stories of recovery.


“What am I going to do? Therapy, psychiatrist, medication? What?”

It was out there. My depression, my ‘mental illness’ was staring me right in the face to be dealt with, and deal with it I have.

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‘To avoid being targeted for other people’s humor, I began acting like a boy.’

Growing up had never been easy to me. I had a reputation for being the spoilt, wild one in the family. Whereas, in reality, everything I heard about me only lowered my self-esteem.

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‘This is not something that happens to a “nice girl from a nice family” in India.’

Let me begin by saying, “Suicide is not a choice. It is the lack of choice or options that results in suicide.”

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“Today at 36, I am an independent woman taking care of my parents.”

Thanks to my brother, I could cope with my low self-assurance, emerge more confident and be at ease with my life.

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“You have too much anger inside you to see the love and affection I am giving you.”

Neena visited as often as she could. But her involvement only appeared to make the abuse worse. Her mother would remark about her lack of ambition and criticize her decisions.

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Depression Diary

Life is not always the same when somebody finds himself/herself in the throes of depression or anxiety disorder. It takes unscheduled turns and one’s emotions are at doldrums.

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Share your Story

If you have a story to share, a story that recounts the emotional issues that you or a close person encountered and successfully overcame, please click here to share it with us. It might just enable someone to know that they will overcome it.

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