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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.


‘My experience with anxiety and depression as a caregiver’

While the primary victim of an illness or accident becomes the center of attention for friends and family, the caregiver lurks in the shadows, battle-weary, and dealing with complex emotions.

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‘They haven’t ever been in this position. This position where everything seems meaningless.’

It's a weird thing, isn't it? One day you're happy - smiling and laughing without a care in the world. And the next day, you just don’t want to get out of the bed because you don’t see any "point" in it.

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‘I was an emotional wreck every time my deficit played up. I decided to go to a mental health expert.’

My psychiatrist put me on a mild anxiety medication for a while but more importantly, he listened to me as I spoke to him about my concerns and worries.

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‘I broke my stigma of depression and accepted help.’

My psychiatrist put me on a mild anxiety medication for a while but more importantly, he listened to me as I spoke to him about my concerns and worries.

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‘For me suicide was not an option because I accepted that I can be treated.’

I am a 30-year-old unmarried woman. I work as a teacher. 12 years ago, I came to know that I have OCD when I fell into severe depression.

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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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