Crowdsourced list of mental health professionals across the country who are trustworthy by iCall - a helpline run by TISS.
In this interview, Val Resh gives us an insight into her world, what it is like to live in our society with a diagnosis of schizophrenia, where she finds hope and support and things and attitudes about mental health that anger her.
I know people who have tweeted to me, video called me during my worst times - my virtual friendships are as dear to me as offline ones.
Trichotillomania is an impulse control disorder, whose symptoms include compulsive hair pulling and hair loss.
I have PTSD, an anxiety disorder formed by persisting traumatic events. I wrote this, with difficulty, for others dealing with mental illness.
Some women get postpartum depression after childbirth, leading to guilt for not wanting to care for the baby in the way expected of them.
A soft sadness blankets me in the mornings. I wake up with a rush of sorrowful thoughts. Without effort, my brain runs through a list of sad things that are happening around me. Then I think about the past and all the losses and all the broken things. It is a whirlwind rewinding of a lifetime.
The unwillingness of several administrations to continue to adequately deal with mental health problems on such campuses is quite alarming.
OCD being used as an adjective and a descriptor is not only spreading misinformation on the disorder itself, but also invalidating the experiences of people who actually suffer from it. Telling someone you have OCD doesn't garner the level of compassion and patience when it's thrown around so casually for extremely banal things.
My story of recovery is like most stories of recovery - you get functional, even jubilant, then you crash, and regress. Do not stop therapy.