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How I opened up about my Depression at work and that made a difference!

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How I opened up about my depression at work and made a difference at my workplace I had been battling depression for a long time since my divorce. As rewarding as it was to raise my kid, doing everything alone was not easy. Things really took a turn for the worse when my mother passed […]

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5 celebrities who gave up their life due to mental illness and shocked the world

5 celebrities who gave up their life due to mental illness and shocked the world

Mental illnesses, depression and anxiety have wrecked havoc in the lives of some of the most famous people. The tragic truth is that suicide in celebrities is not uncommon. The demands and pressures of the outside world often clash with inner battles, leading to a fatal outcome. Here we talk about 5 celebrities who gave […]

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Hallucinations and Schizophrenia: Everything you need to know about unusual voices, visions and other sensory perceptions.!

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Hallucinations and Schizophrenia “The schizophrenic mind is not so much split as shattered. I like to say schizophrenia is like a waking nightmare.” Elyn Saks, Associate Dean, Professor and Author who lives with schizophrenia. “My mother became mentally unwell with schizophrenia when I was in my teens… We couldn’t watch television because she thought the […]

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How I created a self-care prescription for myself to control my depression!

We all have these big plans for life but it really never turns out the way we expect it to be, does it? Mine was such a case where my career did not take off as I envisioned it, I lost my beloved dogs, my in-laws were harassing me and a whole lot of other […]

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I’ve isolated myself for fear of people’s judgemental behaviour, but I have realised it’s taking me nowhere.!

I’ve isolated myself for fear of people’s judgemental behaviour, but I have realised it’s taking me nowhere.! This is my story Many-a-times, our desire to fit in the crowd can come in the way of our true authentic self. Add in the trauma of depression and anxiety and it becomes a complete recipe for disaster. […]

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Celebrities about Mental Illness: “In their own words.”

Mental illness, depression, anxiety and panic attacks make no distinction and hit us all. Even celebs who seem all put together with their perfect lives too have had to face the brunt of it. Many of them have come into the limelight, confessing their struggles in the hopes of breaking the stigma and bringing awareness […]

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Panic Attack? A Guide to “How to Handle a Panic Attack in 10 ways”

How to handle a Panic Attack in 10 ways

How to handle Panic Attacks in 10 ways.! When Bindu Shree, HR Professional thought she lost her bag in the crowded train in Mumbai, she was worried. This is a natural response for anybody in her situation, only that her reaction was accompanied with a pounding of the heart, shaking, nausea and dizziness. What she […]

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Are you worried about your loved one’s Mental Health? 7 ways to help them

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Ways to help people suffering from mental health issues.! Life is an uphill challenge for somebody suffering from mental illness. It not only affects the concerned person but also the near ones who care about them. But you have to remember that as difficult as the situation might appear to be, through proper treatment, many […]

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Online counselling: A Revolutionary Transformation of My Life

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Online counselling: A Revolutionary Transformation of my Life – Shilpa Karanth, Media Professional  There are some people in life who can handle any kind of situation with flying colours. Unfortunately, I was never one of them. The way I approached any scenario was with stress and anxiety. It got to a point where I began […]

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11 Self Calming Mantras to teach yourself to deal with your Anxiety, Stress, and Depression

11 self-calming mantras for anxiety, depression and stress

Self-calming mantras for mental health issues.! Anxiety, stress, and depression are dreadful words that can bring havoc to your life. Not tending to it can act as a deterrent towards your overall growth, be it personal or professional. And while it is always advisable to seek therapy, you can also resort to some self-calming mantras. […]

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