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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 willpower 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.

SARANYA'S STORY

“I wanted to end my life when I was 17, thanks to this medication I’m still here today.”

Being open and vulnerable to my friends about the disparaging thoughts I have about myself has helped me set up a support system.

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TANNIKA'S STORY

“I have bipolar disorder, major depressive disorder, anxiety, and PTSD”

I attempted suicide six times in five years. Nobody knew why, no one wanted to know why I was so sad and crazy as to take morbid steps like that.

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ZOYA TOSHNIWAL’S STORY

“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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अनाम कहानी

‘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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EKTA HATTANGADY’S STORY

‘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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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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