Coming Out

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Today it has been two months since the day I decided to come out about my depression. It has been a roller coaster experience since then, in some ways I do regret the decision to go public, but when I see how many people are now talking and now aware about depression and what it is like to have it, I feel like I may have been helpful to someone, somewhere in the world. I have worked my way to educating and creating more awareness among people about how common depression and what are the ways it can be avoided among teenagers and people going through crucial phases of their lives.

I have given an interview on national television as well about my struggles so far and how I have been fighting them. If you want to, you can check it outΒ here. (I am the guy in blue)

The day I made the first facebook post, I had so many people who I hadn’t talked to in ages telling me that they had previously struggled with depression as well and how they got better. I realized then that depression was more common that it seemed and that people needed to learn about it. Two months on, I still have people who after watching my interview, share their previous experience of depression. That is what the point of my posts and awareness campaigns is, people should be comfortable enough to share their experience with people, they should feel comfortable of their pasts, and comfortable of themselves as well.

I hope more and more people talk about it, more people become more aware of it and with time we can break the taboo around depression and other mental illnesses.


11 Comments

Vilina Christoph · April 17, 2017 at 1:09 PM

You are brave! Well done for going public and raising the awareness. Wish you well, Vilina.

Anonymous · May 6, 2017 at 12:23 PM

Arjun gupta we really do need to talk!!!

Gayatri Gadre · November 7, 2017 at 7:35 AM

Proud of you Arjun, it takes a lot of courage to go public about depression especially when there is still lack of awareness about the issue. Unfortunately this lack of awareness is causing severe damage to so many lives. Thanks for contributing to the awareness and I hope this helps many more people to acknowledge their problem and address it in a constructive manner

    knightofsteel · November 7, 2017 at 7:45 AM

    Thank you!☺️ Awareness will increase only when we share as much knowledge as we can. My blog is a small bit in this but the more people that read it, the quicker we can change things.

Prasanna · November 7, 2017 at 6:42 PM

The key is to speak out loud about it. It helps not only you but a whole lot of others. You are indeed brave Arjun!! Proud of you!!

    knightofsteel · November 7, 2017 at 7:46 AM

    Thank you!😊 I hope to see a day when I will see people coming up to me telling me how I helped them. Until then, I must work on.

Keerthi Vydyula · November 8, 2017 at 12:15 PM

I really feel proud that i could connect with you virtually Arjun. As I always say, Kudos to you for taking that step to open up and talk about it!

    knightofsteel · November 8, 2017 at 12:22 PM

    Thank you so much!😊 It’s always nice to make a friend.

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