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#Repost @guppta_neha ・・・ Just think, waking up with obnoxious feeling, everyday. What if you don’t feel like waking up in the morning (because you don’t want to face that fear, pain and all those unanswered questions)? It’s so scary to even think about those continuous series of days and didn’t even realize when those days started turning into months. I was 24, when I diagnosed with Major Depression. I just lost my interest in each and everything. It started getting worse when i was facing the fears of getting contaminated, being so obsessed with orders and symmetry and trypophobia. My thoughts were not in my control and I was feeling groggy and the thoughts of self killing occupied my mind! Started doing meditation, gone for outings and what more, but nothing helped. Each and every moment was so painful. Everyday crying like hell, for nothing. I felt like my life is over. There was something that was killing something from inside and then I faced that, I miss “Myself”. I needed the energy that I lost during the phase. Never knew from where I got the courage to fight back from this. There is something inside me, that is still fighting and I am fighting too from it. It’s a life long commitment that i made it to myself that I will stay strong for the sake of my family! At last, I learnt few things: 1. Self- Love 2. No one can help you from this, but it’s YOU, who can bring the change within yourselves. People will be there to support you, but still it’s only YOU, who can fight back from this!! 3. No matter what, if you stay strong, you will survive! Yes, I am a Depression Survivor and not ashamed to share!🌸 @tlllfoundation #tlllfoundation #notashamed

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#Repost @catherinedayal ・・・ #socialissuesundays : Let’s open the discussion on Mental Health Awareness this Month. _____ Last year India ranked as the most depressed country in the world with the US not far behind. As a society, we have put stigmas and barriers surrounding mental illness, causing many people to suffer alone. But you are not alone. Everyone out there is going through something. It can be stress from work, depression from a recent event in your life, or anxiety from seeing your peers succeed on social media while you are struggling to find your way. In India, only 10-12% of people suffering from a mental illness get the help they need. I was lucky to have friends who recognized I was going through a tough time and told me to seek professional help. I did and found that an outside perspective is what I needed to push through that cloud that was hanging over me. Each of us can play a positive roles to improve the lives of others. Let’s stop the judgement and break the fear of being labeled and instead extend our hands out to those who need it and give them the support the need. Let’s open our conversations to healthy discussions about mental health because we all deserve to live our best lives. __________ If you are suffering and need a helping hand, here are some organizations that can help. India @tlllfoundation @thebaretalk @mentalhealthtalksindia @youthformentalhealth @mentalhealthfoundationindia US @mannmukti @namicommunicate @translifeline @thetrevorproject @twloha @projsemicolon @projectsemicolonwcg @mentalhealthamerica _________ #catherinedayal #notashamed #breakthestigma #mentalhealth #mentalhealthawareness #anxiety #depression

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#Repost @dr.rupie ・・・ Mental Health Awareness May is Mental Health Awareness month and a great reminder to check in with ourselves and loved ones. ♥️ Approx 20% of Americans suffer from mental health issues. It’s important to remember that 100% of us have mental health that needs to be maintained in the same way as our physical health. . . Some tips for mental health maintenance: 📝 {Check in with yourself and loved ones} Ask yourself how you are feeling and why? Are you happy, that’s great, identify what’s keeping you happy. Are you stressed or depressed, identify what (or sometimes who) is leading you to feel that way. The first step to mental health management is identification. Asking loved ones can help them identify issues as well. . . {Stress management} Easier said than done, right? But by identifying stressors in your life, it’s easier to figure out tools to decrease them or manage them better. . . {Talk about issues} Your friends and loved ones care about you more than anyone else, reach out and talk to them. Being able to discuss issues shows great strength and can provide help. . . {Eat healthy and stay active} Just like we wouldn’t put bad fuel in the gas tanks of our cars or let our cars sit idle for weeks on end, our bodies need good fuel and motion to stay in optimal shape. . . There’s so many tips for optimal mental health- sleep better, try to meditate, breathe, focus on the silver lining of situations, don’t sweat the small stuff, etc. . An easily actionable suggestion would be to: . {Set out to learn something new and stimulate your mind.} Not only is it gratifying but it also keeps our minds busy, gives us renewed energy and increases our confidence. Try checking out something you’ve always wanted to, like a cooking or a painting class, learn a new musical instrument or dance, learn a new skill like photography or even something as simple as learning to change the oil in your car. . . Lastly, a reminder that you should seek urgent medical attention and professionals if you are feeling overwhelmed or have any questions or concerns about your own or your loved ones mental health. . ♥️

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#Repost @ishikachandna ・・・ Mental illnesses affect 19% of the adult population, 46% of teenagers and 13% of children each year. People struggling with their mental health may be in your family or living next door , it can be anywhere. However, only half of those affected receive treatment, often because of the stigma attached to mental health. So today I am gonna write something about “mental health awarness”. So let’s start with myself that what I’ve gone through and how I recovered myself from the phase, so till the time of my school when i was in 10th or something standard, i was very carefree and joyful and looked life in a different way, in a good way but as soon as I reached adolescence, things started changing, change in my behaviour, change in my perception, and my attitude towards life in a bad way which caused a lot of damage to me. I was diagnosed with depression when i was in my 12th grade and initially my family took this situation of mine in a very light manner. This attitude started becoming worse as i started overthinking to a level that i started connecting dots in my mind which had no link with one another. My concentration power started decreasing day by day and suicidal thoughts started popping in my mind. What this means is that something which may start as a minor issue will spiral downwards over time to become serious problem, perhaps even requiring professional help. So that was the time I consulted a therapist who taught me to love myself the way i am. The way i physically took care of myself, i even had to take care of my mental health. I handled myself all alone by making myself believe that life is a really big thing we have achieved and we should appreciate every bit of it. Everyone goes through bad phases, as life is not a bed of roses. It’s just how we prepare ourselves to fight through every situation in life. Don’t stop due to obstacles, rather learn and move on as better life is waiting for you ahead. And today I’m not ashamed of sharing my life experience with you all and we should break this stigma and openly talk about mental health & I am determined to foster the capable youth and bring out the best in them

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#Repost @bijniswoman ・・・ I know sometimes it feels too low, but remember there’s something that we can always do to bring the mood in our control. I wrote a list of things on my stories you can do to make yourself feel better, you can read the elaborate version of the same on my “Mental Health” section on my highlights. I’m listing those things crisply here again: 1. Clean your space. De-clutter, un-hoard, giveaway, throw things that you don’t need or use anymore. 2. Step out of the house. Go buy some fruits. Cut them mindfully and eat them without multitasking. 3. Listen to music that relaxes you. 4. DRINK a lot of water (oxidise and hydrate yourself) 5. Have a long sleep. Give your mind and body the rest it needs. 6. Work out. Dance, yoga, or go to the gym, go for a run - do something that requires you to move a lot. 7. Breatheee. Your breathing pattern directly communicates with your mind. Deep breaths to ease your thoughts. Hope these points help you. They are simple and obvious but sometimes when we are juggling with work or under a pressure - we tend to forget these simple things to do. You can save this post and go back to it when you need to read this to know what to do. Tag a friend or share the post - maybe someone needs to read this right now. #BijnisWoman #MentalHealth #Positivity #SheisNotLost #MentalIllness #MentalHealthBlogger #MentalHealthProfessional #Psychotherapist

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#Repost @gopica_ ・・・ I don't know why I feel the urge to post this on social media every now and then But I guess I must do what I feel like regardless of the afterthoughts .... Since almost 10 years I had been living with that feeling where I felt like I cannot do it anymore and that I wasn't good enough, made some right and wrong decisions over the years and finally when I became aware that this feeling is not something that I create or I like or something that I can just get over, I finally visited a psychiatrist and got diagnosed with depression. .... Now, this notion that depression is a rich person's disease or that it is something that is cool to have is not true at all. Because I don't think I am a rich person and honestly having been diagnosed with depression was not cool - as it is one thing to say I feel depressed and it is a totally different thing to have to take medicines for the same. I consider myself lucky that I had the privilege to find the right people but even that was a journey all together. ..... Mental illness is legitimately present but the stigma and the confusion around it, makes it difficult for the people to accept the presence of it. I still feel that people around me find it difficult to accept or even to understand how and what is it to live with depression. On top of it I am a mental health professional, so all the eyes go wide open when I tell this. So you are all trying to tell me, that doctors or physicians never fall sick? .... Anyway, I share this with the hope that we all become more aware of mental health issues and mental health illnesses and not just look at it with judgements and doubts. I will never say that I survived depression, but it is definitely something I live with and no it is not brave of me to do that because it is me trying to be the most authentic self I can be. .... And I can only talk about myself, while I share this, my opinions are mine and cannot be a reflection of other people's stories. I will keep telling the stories I want to, because that is what makes me feel alive. .... @tlllfoundation #depression #mentalhealthawareness #bekind #beaware #stories #spreadlove

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#Repost @sudarshana_sonowal ・・・ My parents have always told me those who take their lives are afraid and they never get any place anywhere or get stuck in the afterlife. Maybe it was their way of telling that suicide is wrong in all means. Recently I came across a guy who killed himself and to my surprise it was somebody I studied with in 5th standard. I could remember my friend from IIT Kharagpur who did the same. I wonder why is there no awareness or talks about ‘the mental struggles’. We take it on ourselves so hard thinking it’s our fault. A lot has to be done to convey it’s not your fault. It’s the chemicals in our brains that makes us think this way. I personally went through a lot myself, and I’m very vocal about my journey in depression and anxiety. I don’t have any shame or stigma when I talk about it so openly. 1 in every 3 goes through it, either very mild or very severe. What a time to be alive where the diabetic is never denied an insulin but the moment somebody takes medicines for their chemical imbalances in their brain they’re regarded as crazy. If you’ve been reading till here I want to tell you that there’s a lot in life to explore and look at the bigger picture. You have to go on even if it seems hard. You can and WILL do it. Speak out and address yourself. No I have never been suicidal but I did feel my life was worthless once. Let’s have heart, love is wise and hatred is foolish. I hope everybody sees that soon. I have read this somewhere, ‘manzil se bhi safar suhana hai’ (the journey is more beautiful than the destination). ☔️

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#Repost @gayatri1_j ・・・ #DOBARAPOOCHO #DEPRESSION_SURVIVOR #NOT_ASHAMED Everything was going well, everything, except one thing that mattered the most to me -- 'Him'. I basically offered myself up as a sacrifice hoping, that the person realizes how much he meant to me. But then I realized that the person who meant the world to me treated me like an option. Prioritization is important and yes he did top my priority list. I always stood through his thick and thin, but when I needed him he didn't bother to stay. He just left me unanswered. "U were the most comfortable option for me, and trust me I had many", was the kind of closure he preferred giving me. When love isn’t reciprocated it becomes your own personal hell. I was sick with the fear of night because that was the time when memories got even louder because there were nights I spent with that person. It seemed impossible to sleep, as if insomnia and depression went hand in hand. Waking up and stepping out of the bed in the morning was like a battle, I had to fight every day. I felt as if I had lost myself and wouldn’t ever be the same again. I had no motivation to do anything because I couldn't see a future for myself. Anxiety made me believe everyone faked their love to me. ‘Move on’ was the worst thing everyone said to me. If I was to give one piece of advice to others who are struggling, it would be not to suffer in silence. It's your life, speak out and let the one who hurtled u realize. It may seem impossible to overcome but believe me, you will get there. I'm still healing, it's a process. But I’m sure I'll get out of it. Because I know I deserve better... #MentalHealthAwareness @tlllfoundation (@get_repost) @deepikapadukone

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#Repost @kaymachado94.3 • • • • • • #Throwback to working with @tlllfoundation & @anishapadukone ! Such good times! . . . #Kay #GoodMorningBangalore #radiooonebangalore #radioone #radioshow #radiopersonality #radio #radiohost #radiopresenter #host #presenter #love #music #smiles #conversation #radiojockey #onairpersonality #onair #spreadlove #spreadhappiness #fun #workisfun #workisawesome #thankyou #tlllfoundation #throwbackthursday

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#Repost @paintedstoriesbyneha • • • • • • Mental Health Matters✨ . . Stress less and smile often! Easier said than done right? If there’s one person out there who can say that they’ve never experienced a sinking feeling.. I bet they’re lying, and if not then they probably don’t have the capacity to feel real emotions. Now that’s just sad! . . I strongly believe that every person goes through a phase of depression at least once in their life. Even the ones not diagnosed with chronic depression. . . Many find it hard to believe, but even those who may seem to be living their best lives tend to experience despair. It upsets me when they are called out for something they may not have much control over - their feelings. Because sometimes you cannot snap out of it, sometimes you don’t want to, sometimes you just need some time... before realizing there’s much more to be happy about than sad. . . Understanding human psychology is complex and we are still learning about it with each new day. So while we’re at it, cut yourself (and others around you) some slack for when you may not understand your feelings! Because trust me, like my shirt says, sometimes I too, don’t understand my feelings! . . Outfit Details👇🏼 • Top: @mantra_pk • Sunglasses: @saxspecsdare2xpress . . . #paintedstoriesbyneha #instahealth #glam #instatoday #smile #loveyourself #yellow #sunglasses #love #life #wellness #blogger #depression #blog #blogger #livelovelaugh #inspiration #mentalhealthawareness #styleicon #love #goodvibes #blog #hope #psychology #selflove #yellow #motivation

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Children are the leaders of tomorrow. With today's fast-paced lifestyle, Mental illness has become the leading cause of illness and disability amongst adolescences. Our #YouAreNotAlone school program aims to educate the young minds about Depression, Stress and Anxiety. So, they will be equipped with the tools to combat symptoms of the same. We believe that this program will give them the knowledge and sensitivity needed to support themselves and their peers. To register your school for a free session: Click the link in bio. #TogetherAgainstDepression #EndTheStigma #MentalHealthMatters

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“Unfortunately there is a lot of stigma around mental health.The reason I am sharing my story is to let people know there is nothing to be ashamed of. More strength and power to you @mischievous_adi #Repost @mischievous_adi (@get_repost) My head told me I was ugly, useless, fat and a loser. It's not an easy life when your own head hates you, when your critical inner voice is louder than your own. My head didn't have one nice thing to say to me, not one. I tried to break up with my boyfriend multiple times because I thought I wasn't worth it, that he'd be better off without me. I felt I was a burden to anybody who knows me, causing me to crawl deeper into my shell, making me cut off with most people I know. I had lost all self confidence. I wanted to die, not to really die but to escape the darkness, because everything was a struggle. I thought I'd never be cheerful again. But I did. I took the necessary steps, because I decided I was more important than my critical inner voice. I realised what I was going through, mostly because I'd studied about it. Deepika Padukone's interview was another eye opener. I am sharing this today so that someone else going through this might understand what's happening to them. I won't say it's okay, because it's not. I won't say it's normal, because it's not. But I will say that mental illness is just like any other illness or disorder, which needs medical help. For as hopeless as you feel right now, know there is hope. If you are someone who is going through something like this, please do not be ashamed of seeking the right help. I have friends who suffer from mental health problems but are reluctant to take help because it somehow is a very very big deal. It's not. It's only as big as you make it, and needless to say, you shouldn't. Please reach out. Please take care of yourself. There should be nothing stigmatising about it, but unfortunately there's alot of stigma around mental health. I implore you, if you are experiencing anything like this, or know someone who is, please reach out. Also, if you are a survivor, please share your story. Help eradicate the stigma. #NotAshamed #mentalhealthawareness

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#Repost @whitecoattraveller (@get_repost) ・・・ #iamnotashamed Yes I have being suffering for depression for few years now, took therapy back in 2012, gained back the confidence, again hospitalised in 2014, with body weight of just 38kgs( approx 61 pounds)! Yes I suffer from anxiety, loss of appetite! I cry hiding my face in pillow! Behind this face lies the untold stories, which till date haunt me! I am at a pretty stable stage of emotions in my life. I am not scared to accept it nor scared to help others because solution is just one ear to listen when you talk! Just talk it out, face it because acceptance is the solution. . . . . . . #deppression #gipsygirl #california #mumbai #delhi #dentist #therapy #solution #whitecoattraveller #colorado #usa #anxiety #notashamed @tlllfoundation #womenempowerment #women #womenfight #acceptance #worldmentalhealthday

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#Repost @shopaholicpals (@get_repost) ・・・ • Faces of Depression • About two years ago, a sudden failure in my life made me so vulnerable that I fell inside a well of darkness. I remember clearly how all of a sudden waking up every morning was a burden, how going through daily chores made me tired inside and how going out to meet someone made me wanna cry. I would cry for hours in my bed and no one could understand. My family & friends tried best to console me and motivate me but to no avail. I was unsuccessful in conveying what was wrong with me. I felt a knot in my stomach thinking of going through another day and wishing I was no more there. I did not want to live in reality or dreams. I just wanted that pain inside me to die even if it meant I would disappear as well. I remember to this day how healing took me more than a year; it was very slow but here I am. Standing steady & strong inspite of every failure that comes my way. I am not ashamed to tell the world I went through depression. And today not just me, people all around are suffering inside, closing themselves; hiding themselves under layers of smiles & laughter. If you are one of them or are close to someone who is one of them, please keep patience. It takes time or medication or mere patience to heal. Try to spread the word and try to heal. Because it's Okay. #NotAshamed #ISurvived #Depression #woldmentalhealthday #mentalhealth . . . . . . . . . . . . #influencer #fashion #style #beauty #youtuber #fashionphotography #photography #indianfashionblogger #bangalorefashionblogger #instadaily #fashionbloggers #beautybloggers #beautyvlogger #fblogger #indianblogger #Bangalore #bangaloreblogger #bengalurublogger #makeup #mumbaiblogger #blogger #shopaholicpals

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Due to the stigma associated with mental illness, and limited access to professional help, only 10-12% of the individuals seek help. @_palaksrivastava._ has challenged the stigma, sought the right help and is #NotAshamed to talk about it. . #Repost @_palaksrivastava._ (@get_repost) ・・・ Palak Srivastava Student, 21 years battling depression since 2011 schizophrenic since 2015 #NotAshamed @deepikapadukone @tlllfoundation #worldmentalhealthday #youarenotalone #reachout #survivor #lifeisbeautiful #dontgiveup #worldmentalhealthday2018❤️

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#Repost @areeshasmusings (@get_repost) ・・・ Since my early teens, I felt a constant need for validation for the way I think, the way I feel, the way I act, and the way I look. I would try to get it from anywhere and everywhere just so I could feel whole. In this process of just filling void inside, I never developed the courage to reflect on my actions. Every day would be a struggle to fit in. There was no place where I wanted to belong to. It mattered to me a lot how others think about me and that was the only thing that gave me some sense of identity. After losing any sort of real connection with anyone, I wanted to change myself. I would meditate, try to eat healthy, be so hard on myself and try to be perfect because every morning I reminded myself that I can't lose what I have finally gotten and I can't let myself get too attached to anyone, I can't let myself hurt more. I was burdened with a lot of guilt and just wanted to prove myself to my loved ones so I boxed my rage, my jealousy, my sadness inside because I thought I won't be accepted with those emotions. I must be happy, I must not let any one person be the source of my happiness. One moment I was at my happiest, the other moment, the world was ending. Eventually, all the boxes that I had lined up inside me came tumbling down and after constant anxiety attacks, I felt the weight on my shoulders growing double its size: getting too heavy for me. All I wanted to do was to destroy myself in every way possible. I couldn't rely on art, on poetry or anything to heal anymore. I was at my lowest when I could have given up but fortunately for me someone was there. Someone cared to really dive in my being and listen, someone taught me to regain my ability to trust, someone showed me I am worth being valued even when I'm not perfect. That was the moment I took the leap and I was the most fearless. I still struggle with expressing and understanding a lot of emotions I go through but I am #notashamed of my mental illness. Everybody deserves a chance to open up, everybody needs some loved one to keep their past experiences in their mind when they find them behaving in a way they don't understand.

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@the__moon_child_ is #NotAshamed to talk about mental health even though there is a huge stigma against it. Expression is the first step to recovery. We applaud your courage. #Repost @the__moon_child_ (@get_repost) ・・・ Someone who had gone through Depression can't clearly explain what it feel like. Depression comes in all ways possible . U lose ur sleep, a feeling of worthlessness & the worst part is ,u got no control over what u r feeling. It'l take time ... For me this had effected my physical health and whenever I consulted Doctor's I was diagnosed with anxiety and depression problems. But coz of the stigma attached to it, I never sought help from them. I didnt liked people noticing that Iam sad . Because then I'l have to explain to them, Which iam not ready for or I donno what to tell them .And Then it got really bad , it started effecting my body negatively. I used to spend time sitting in my closed room ,had eating and sleeping problems and was filled with suicidal thoughts . I really need to thank my friends for listening to me even though they were not fully aware of my condition . It took a long time to overcome this phase . I needed to tell myself that its gonna be okay and set me with positive energy and thoughts . I still am fighting against anxiety . It still haunts me with worries & what ifs . But Iam fortunate to understand the situation I was going through . And all the exposure mental health issues are getting through depression campaings, mental health campaings have helped me through this . It really helped me . And now the minute someone shares their experience of suffering with me, iam able to relate and help them through this . If you have anyone in your family or friends going through any mental issues, talk to them, sit with them and listen to what they say , allow them to express their emotions . Tell them Its all going to be okay .!!! . . Jiji Baby age:22 Anxiety Depression survivor #NotAshamed #worldmentalhealthday #tlllfoundation

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You have a contagious smile! Hope to see more of it in 2019 - @_shree96 is #NotAshamed and it shows. #Repost @_shree96 (@get_repost) ・・・ Depression had taken huge toll on me. But I kept fighting. Now I'm here, slowly learning to smile and love myself again. Thanks for this one @aji_ppaan #notashamed #tlllfoundation

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#Repost @ishakashyap (@get_repost) ・・・ I've been battling anxiety, depression , paranoia, PTSD, and body image issues for over 18 years now. It never let's you be, not even for a moment. There's always a riot in your head. And no matter what you do, dealing with it never gets easier . Eventually, you just become stronger. It's strange, that despite one in every 7 of us suffering from mental health issues, we choose not to speak about it. To anyone. Forever. Don't judge people's lives by @instagram filters. Not many like to show their weak, raw, real self. It's ok not to be ok Kudos @deepikapadukone , for being brace enough to speak up about it. More power to you 💫 @tlllfoundation #notashamed #depression #mentalhealth #worldmentalhealthday #strong #mentalhealthawareness #instagram #love #itsokaynottobeokay #smile #anxiety #nevergiveup #strongwomen

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Depression in LGBTQ community is usually rooted in discrimination and victimization from childhood & adolescence #notashamed #Repost @brijesh.jani.98 (@get_repost) #NotAshamed 😔Depression & Anxiety Disorder is very common issue nowadays but very few people come out and speak about it, accept about it, expose about it. But until unless u will not speak, how would people know about it, understand about this mental disorder disease or help you out it from! But #imnotashamed to talk about as anyone has to take initiative to speak up to help others or inspire others. A Big Thanks to @tlllfoundation @deepikapadukone @shaheenb for start something very helpful and inspirational cause which help us to become more Stronger, Bold & The Most Influential Personality. As I'm belongs to #lgbtq🌈 community, I faced depression at each & every step of life whether it's family issues, society acceptance, mental, financial, physical, personal, professional every time I have been gone through this phase of illness. Before, I couldn't speak to anyone about this or couldn't even imagine that I'm in depression. It was like by born I brought it with me all the time. But I never sit back and cried. I started find out solutions of problems, reasons of problems, options of problems and end of the day it's my individual fight so I had to come out from it own ways rather than seeking any help bcz I know there were no one to helped me and still it's going on. I used read articles of celebrities, motivational videos of celebrities and their inspirational quotes. Secondly, my god gift🙏Dance💃 helped me to come out from this situation. It's up to us how take over the illness on us. Bcz nobody would support u eventually. Fight for yourself, Fight for your lovely life, Fight for your loved ones❤. At last, I just want to say whenever u find any person in depression, help them, support them & love them. End of the day Love only can do miracles. Now I learnt to Live🤗Love😍Laugh😂 Once Again Thanks to @tlllfoundation for giving this opportunity to share the story and strength to speak up! Let's talk Depression😇 #notashamed #tlllfoundation #thelivelovelaughfoundation #deepikapadukone #mentalhealtha

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#Repost @shwetaaa11 (@get_repost) ・・・ Till this date I suffer from panic attacks, severe anxiety and restless sleeping patterns. I still feel anxious when I’m surrounded with a lot of people. The things that excited me once don’t have the same impact BUT I haven’t given up and I won’t. Social gatherings are difficult on some days. My friends call me a “fighter” and maybe I don’t entirely believe that being true but I shall continue fighting my crazy panic filled mornings and do things that matter to me now. I’m sharing this story because I know how it is to be alienated due to this illness. Everything seems foggy and murky and how I wish I had someone back in 2013 to talk about this rather than have me supress it. “Yeah! Everyone goes through it” or “don’t worry it’s just a phase” or “you shouldn’t be mentally weak” or “toughen up”. However, all these are advices coming from a good place but it’s a lot easier said than done. I want to urge you all who might have a loved one suffering from depression, be there for them emotionally than giving them advices. The only advice valid is for them to see a professional to seek help. #depression is a mental illness please treat it like any other illness you would. And to the ones who are under the weather you’ll aren’t alone, your strength is illuminated. #notashamed #mentalhealth #mentalawareness #livelovelaugh #wefalldownbutwegetup #mystruggle

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#Repost @euphoricjournal (@get_repost) ・・・ Thank you @deepikapadukone for inspiring a girl like me to communicate the mental stigma I’ve gone through in the last one year or so and survived the same in a realistic manner with the help of family and close friends 🌼 . . • I was diagnosed with depression in 2017 and often when I tried speaking about it at work place or with regular people, they’d often suggest that I am a young girl with reasonable dreams and resources then what the hell was wrong with me. Most of the Indians are super judgemental when it comes to understanding mental illnesses. . . • My depression was a result of bad food habits, late nights, stress at workplace and having negative people around me. I wasn’t able to spend much time with family or my close friends due to tough schedules even on the weekend. Also, there was health issues going on with my dad and it’s truly heart breaking to see your parents suffer and it comes with a lot of responsibilities I wasn’t ready for. But one fine day, it happened. I didn’t wanna get up from my bed, go to work or talk to friends. I just wanted to be in my room and overthink issues that never existed. I cried, slept, ate and just wanted to be ALONE. . • My family and friends have really helped me by talking about the issues, helping me overcome the “eating disorder” i’ve had since teenage - I have developed a more loving relationship towards veggies and overall health issues, I now don’t let any negative thought overpower my day, I now have the power to let anyone out of my life who infuses toxins into it, and I breathe and meditate( I am still learning this). . . . • The journey has been really tough coming out of depression and speaking publicly about such issues when though there would be people seeing my feed and wondering what must have been wrong with me but honestly I don’t owe them any explanations. I now take decisions that make me HAPPY and keep me at PEACE. And the best part is I’ve come across many people who are healing, many people who are helping others heal. It just seems the real healing journey has now started when the depression is gone❤️ . . #deppression #depresionisreal #vegan #healin

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We have a very special announcement! Tomorrow, September 15, 2018, our instagram feed will be taken over by two extraordinary teens who are keen to create a positive change in the world through social media. Sharon (@sharonn_kaur), and Ishita (@ishitaa.g) are Counter Speech Fellows who have been working with @ylacindia and @instagram to spread awareness about the various challenges being faced by teens today. They believe the internet can be a powerful tool of change, and can be used to further healthy conversations around mental wellbeing. Follow our posts and stories tomorrow to see what Sharon and Ishita have in store for you. As young citizens, they have a crucial role in shaping the future of our society and the internet. Looking forward to what they have to say! #counterspeechylac

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Join us in welcoming our new partner helpline @samaritans.mumbai. If you think you are showing symptoms of depression and need someone to talk to, you can reach out. #TogetherAgainstDepression | #YouAreNotAlone | #MentalHealthMatters

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#YouAreNotAlone #TogetherAgainstDepression we can make a difference. #MentalHealthAwareness | #MentalHealthMatters | #EndTheStigma

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#MentalHealthMatters! If you are feeling depressed, suicidal or have questions related to mental health, you can contact on our partner helpline numbers. For helpline numbers, visit the link in our bio. . . . #YouAreNotAlone | #TogetherAgainstDepression | #MentalHealthAwareness | #MentalHealth | #NoStigma | #HelplineNumbers | #CallHelpline

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Taking the step of consulting a mental health professional is nothing to be ashamed of. Its a sign of strength to know what makes you feel better about yourself. Read the heartfelt story of a girl’s long struggle through depression and anxiety and how consulting a mental health professional changed her life. Visit the link to read her story: http://bit.ly/TLLLF_Stories #TheyMadeIt | #YouAreNotAlone | #TogetherAgainstDepression | #MentalHealth | #MentalHealthAwareness | #MentalHealthMatters