Wed. Nov 13th, 2019

33 thoughts on “Depression & Me

    1. True words. Subconscious scars surface occasionally but the one suffered in young adulthood or adolescence stay in the conscious and they don’t go away easily.

  1. Good hear that people are becoming aware of depression now. I remember one of classmates stressed for her 10th board exams and eventually had to drop the year. If only we had understanding, then we could have talked to our classmate.

    1. Have you been in contact with her since? Sometimes retrospective expression of emotions brings us people and things we never thought we would get

  2. Very informative article indeed.In my opinion,arjuna’s unwiilingness to fight in war field was a form of depression,but Krishna being his guide and chriotteer managed to deal with his depression by superb lectures known as Bhagwad Gita.

  3. Its good that people now talk about it openly and slowly this stigma will also disappear.More we talk better it will be for the sufferers .they wont have to hide behind masks.

  4. Its not easy to talk about Depression and especially your story shedding all inhibitions, so proud you are doing that Arjun. The fact that you want to create a support group speaks volumes about your dedication and determination to help others

    1. I am trying to do my best Akshata. I have received multiple requests for help but few from Delhi so far. I know it has high levels of depressed people and I am trying to reach them and encourage them to reach out to me.

  5. I appreciate your effort to raise awareness. I run a patient support group for chronic illnesses where we come across many patients of depression. If you wish we can get in touch. Maybe we can help each other.

      1. Do you use the blog you are commenting from or another site? I would like to check the setup out if you don’t mind.

      2. Thank you. I’ll get back to you soon. Thank you for reaching out and offering to help me with this ☺️

  6. Yes, people are becoming aware of depression, now. But, many people take it casually in the primary phase and when this untreated depression becomes severe, they go to the Doctors. That time , it’s very difficult to handle. I knew a lady who had a chronic depression, but, her husband and other people of her in-law’s house didn’t take it seriously. In an worst condition (after an attempt to suicide), they took her to a Neurologist. I didn’t know how was the treatment, actually. But, few months later, she committed suicide by burning herself in fire. I think we should more aware about treating depression in preliminary phases.

    1. Agreed. Now that we know that depression is a disease and not a choice, we need to stop it in its bud. If allowed to get worse, it becomes the cancer of mental illnesses.

  7. Arjun, so proud of you! Appreciate your efforts to help people in depression. Coming out of depression and helping others to fight the daemon is a commendable job. I wish you all the success in the Samaritan endeavor…

  8. a silent killer – depression. Not knowing it is depression, i have also encountered it long tome before.kudos to you for helping out the affected people, arjun.

  9. That’s a noble thing Rajeev and my all best wishes for the efforts.
    Depression is something which is still Taboo in the society, many do not want to talk about it or accept they have an issue. Specially our parents generation, they always think it is way to get attention. I have myself suffered a small phase of depression and know with experience how families treat it. I wish you all the best for the initiative.

  10. Arjun – I am happy to see you have started channelising all your experience onto actions and helping others with same. This post is a good recap for many people who often forget that depression or any other mental disorder is just like any other physical disease.

    Power to you and your ilk 🙂

    1. Thank you so much Richa! It means a lot coming from you. I am only trying to create something like you did with Blogchatter.

  11. Please check my latest post ‘Insecurity, Anxiety and Depression’. It’s specially for parents to know and understand better about their children and what they’re being going through. It’s really important to spread awareness and saving lives of our precious little kids. You’re doing great work. God bless you.

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