Lived Stories

MhWHY

A guest post by Chetana Iyer. Over the past year, I was working with women situationed in a fragile, perilous situation, one that people without privilege so often find themselves in. This was in a therapeutic context, & the first thing to hit me when I went in there, was that their ‘needs’ could not be more removed from the so-called domain of mental health.

A Collection of Pieces

A guest post by Chetana Iyer. O K A Y B R E A T H E T H I S L E T G O H O P E W H I R L O K A Y There’s no answer to whether it is a good thing or a bad thing to be merely okay.

An ode to my past self

A guest post by Varsha Bhat. I’m sorry For not being creative enough Expressive enough Loud enough Enough Just enough Was I enough? But I know it didn’t matter Doesn’t matter I will stay And I will leave

Mocks and taunts are the sparks of wildfire

A guest post by Varsha Bhat. Trigger Warning: Mentions of panic attacks and breakdowns.

Am I invisible?

A guest post by Varsha Bhat. You know, there was this girl once. I used to like her a lot, not in a romantic way, but I did have a deep love for her, and I like to think that she liked me too.

The story inside

A guest post by Varsha Bhat. Trigger Warning: Mentions of anxiety and depression.

The supermassive depression hole

A guest post by Varsha Bhat. Trigger Warning: Mentions of self-harm and depression.

Rebirth

A guest post by Muskan Singh. Trigger Warning: Mentions of self-harm and depression.