Personal

Personal posts, day to day life, reflections and events not relevant to the public or country at large.

Depression and suicidal thoughts
Knowledge
Personal

Contemplating suicide

Suicide is a taboo subject for conversation. Particularly what makes a person want to commit suicide or what to say in the face of their pain.

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Asthi Visarjan
Personal

Reflections on an overdue farewell

This morning, my mother woke me up telling me that my father was no longer breathing. It wasn’t entirely unexpected. He was suffering from Parkinsons and had deteriorated rapidly in recent times. And he had suffered. Coming awake in a hurry, I checked him. No breath, no pulse, he was still warm. My mother had […]

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icall emotional distress helpline
National
Personal

On the other side of depression

The fight against depression. Vidyut describes her journey toward freeing herself from depression against what seemed insurmountable odds.

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Personal
Women's rights

My experience with domestic violence

Many see women who remain in abusive circumstances as somehow not fighting back. They are assumed to be reconciled to their fate in life. Many think they develop a kind of dependency. I can say for certain from my own experience and from conversations with abused women I met, that if a viable option emerged, […]

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chain around bottles of alcohol and a hand
Personal
Women's rights

Passive Alcoholism : Coming out of the closet

Passive alcoholism is what I have started calling the experience of being under the influence of a person under the influence of alcoholism. Those following me on Facebook were aghast a couple of months ago and then again last week, when I spoke of suffering the effects of my husband’s alcoholism. It seems that as […]

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