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"The Biggest Obstacle To Mental Health Care Is Shame"

Shambhavi,25 who was diagnosed with Bipolar Affective Disorder talks of her own fears and misconceptions about the...
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How A Headache Changed My Life: Coming To Terms With My Bipolar Diagnosis

Swati Agrawal on how her unbearable headaches eventually led to a diagnosis of Bipolar Disorder, coming to terms with...
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"The Earth Is Bipolar And So Am I"

Mamta Prasad, who has Bipolar Disorder shares her journey with marijuana addiction, her use of art as a release and the...

The Doctor Dismissed It As Just Dry Cough And Delayed Her TB Diagnosis

Renee, 28 (name changed on request), who was diagnosed with Multi-drug resistant Pulmonary Tuberculosis talks of the...
Shaurya a young man with down syndrome in a blue shirt in front of his paintings holding a burger he sculpted

"I Like To Go Everyday, It's My Work Place"

‘I enjoy painting, I love bright colours specially Red’, says Shaurya who is the proud owner of the Banana Studio in...
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Losing Weight Is Not Easy But I Did It!

Going through the treadmill of work and life, Rohini Subramanian Katriar was jolted when the weighing scale tipped past...
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"Do Not Ignore Discomfort And Pain In Your Eyes"

This week was World Glaucoma Awareness Week. Lalitha Ramakrishnan and Viji Venkatesh, a mother - daughter duo share...
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My Biggest Fear : What If I Give Up?

Anushka Panda, 16 from Gurugram, India has Type II Spinal Muscular Atrophy. She and her mother Archana share the fears...
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When New Age Medical Strides Saved My Mother

Rehan Issa, son of Badar, recounts how the family took a bold decision to let his mother to be the first patient for a...

My Multiple Sclerosis Has Made Me A Better Human Being

Mrs Jyoti Ronghe, 57 of Pune has been battling the crippling Multiple Sclerosis condition for more than 2 decades now....

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