Of Courage and Cowardice

Trigger Warning: Mentions of suicide and self harm  “I’m sorry that I’m such a coward.”   It was a WhatsApp text from a very close friend that I’m not sure was really meant to be sent, because it got deleted in a few seconds.  I was just about to question the meaning behind it, when the... Continue Reading →

A Look into Copycat Suicides

Trigger Warning: Mentions of Suicide and Self-harm We might have probably heard of the word ‘copycat’ for the first time in the playground. This childish word being associated with a deathly term ‘suicide’ calls for a serious understanding. To briefly explain, A person is said to attempt copycat suicide if he is influenced by the... Continue Reading →

Exploring Media and Mental Health

The world can seem to be really cruel sometimes. Nothing might go your way and the things and circumstances that we experience might make us believe that nothing good will ever cross our paths again. Discussing openly about the demons that we fight takes a lot of courage and vulnerability and it is a hard... Continue Reading →

The Aftermath

Life after depression is a silent revolution that takes place within a person. It is so pleasing to watch a life ahead of the darkness, you'll enjoy the good days, learn from the bad ones. Be a part of important occasions, being available for sharing, being physically and mentally present, looking forward to the future... Continue Reading →

The Quest for the Silver Bullet

“Depression resembles a vampire”. The statement sliced through the cacophony of noises clouding my consciousness and conquered my attention. Like a beagle who had just got a sniff of a bone, my eyes lit up and darted across the room towards my best friend of many years, imploring her to explain what she meant by... Continue Reading →

The Longing to Belong

There are some days when I don't see the point in anything I do.    Some days where I still feel the tired drag of my bones and the slow yet constant thump of my heart and I know that it's going to be “one of those days”. And that's alright. I've learnt how to... Continue Reading →

Sunday-ing and taking ME Times

Warning: Use of derogatory terms in writing.  Fast moving world, this is how I picture it in my head. The busy streets of New York, hundreds of people walking past the Times Square with caffeine in one hand and their mobiles on other. Nobody knows where the person right next to them is headed to,... Continue Reading →

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