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. And even if I look like a passerby I’m here to stay The sound of my voice may seem unfamiliar But my words have run along these roads everyday Skipping across like the veins on the back of my hand

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.