But dead is being devoid of feeling, it is not relief. I know where the lies come from, they come from an abusive childhood, they come from trauma, they come from a history of depression.
Grief, at least in my life, has not followed any logical path. The harder I try to put it away completely, the more savagely it returns.
Anjali is a Kolkata based non-profit organisation that works at the intersection of one of the most neglected areas of health: gender and mental health.
I deal with PTSD which makes dating very complicated for me, but it's okay to be exactly as you are and be kind to yourself.
As a mental health practitioner, I present my reasons for a conversation surrounding teenage suicide and its awareness & prevention plans.
Therapy isn’t an easy step to take, and my experiences shouldn’t scare you or make you less likely to go, but instead should be a way for you have some more guidance than I did.
Sonali Gupta is a clinical psychologist with 12 years of experience, she works with young adults, children and parents to enhance their emotional well being.
We often picture mental illness and suicide to be these dramatic things that do not happen in the 'normal' world to 'normal' people. In reality oftentimes, suicide happens on an unsuspicious, insignificant day.
It is because of the way I was expected to be a girl/woman, and the backlash I faced for not living up to those expectations, that my anxiety turned into high-functioning anxiety.
Sibling abuse is an elephant in the room in many families, and in the larger society as well, where it is more often than not shrugged off as ‘Sibling Rivalry’.