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"People Said My Behaviour Was Manipulative"

When R had suicidal thoughts and a feeling of hopelessness, she finally sought help and was diagnosed with severe...
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Bipolar or COPD - Never Lose Hope

And QUIT SMOKING. Akhileshwar Sahay, a seasoned industry veteran, has been living with bipolar disorder for the last 2...
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My Life With Depression - Don't Give Up, Don't Give In

Vidya Heble has been a journalist for more than 30 years, and now writes and edits from her home near Mumbai which...
Priya sitting on a green patch with a basket of fresh food next to her sharing her management of hypothyroidism

How I Took Charge Of My Life And Thyroid

Priya had for years allowed hypothyroidism and its related issues to get the better of her, till she finally turned...
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Don't Be Escapist. Don't Be Angry

Jack (name changed to protect identity) is a 60 year old man in Singapore who struggled with reactive depression and is...
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A Health Check Up Was His Lucky Charm

A year ago, Anand (name changed to protect identity) might easily have been any of the quiet pleasant young corporate...
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Each Appearance Of An Oral Ulcer Gives Me A Panic Attack

MHR, as she prefers to be referred to as, has been battling Behcet’s Syndrome, a rare auto-immune disease for the last...

Chasing Windows: What Recovery from Depression Feels Like

Recovering from depression isn’t easy, but not impossible. Shubhrata Prakash, an officer with the Indian Revenue...

‘I feel my life has come to an end’

Debabrata Roy, 49 is affected with early Parkinson’s disease which has turned his life and world upside down. He talks...

"It Is Nice To Be Heard In A Non-judgemental Way"

Read the first person account of two suicide attempt survivors. We bring you these details especially to draw your...

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