When the stigma is from within: A story of my feminist values and a narcissistic mother

I’ve seen my mother face domestic violence since I was a child. Growing up in an environment where individual liberty and self expression had no space for existence, I soon learnt to survive by making myself invisible. But in my most private thoughts, I always felt the need to fight for women’s rights. Maybe it … Continue reading When the stigma is from within: A story of my feminist values and a narcissistic mother

It took a lot of Unlearning and Relearing, applying what I learnt in therapy to my life and the difference baffled me.

I am a doctor. I was working day in and day out during my internship and taking care of my body. I was having good number of friends, had enough money to go out and buy things that give me happiness. But still it all felt superficial. I noticed some people slipping away from my … Continue reading It took a lot of Unlearning and Relearing, applying what I learnt in therapy to my life and the difference baffled me.

The strongest stigma sometimes is the one in your head. 

“Come on, there are real problems in the real world. When you forget how to be grateful and stop taking your duty seriously is when you get all these stupid notions about being depressed or anxious or whatever the hell it is that you are convinced you feel.” Raise a hand if that feels familiar. Raise a … Continue reading The strongest stigma sometimes is the one in your head. 

Finding Therapy

The first instance when I should have realized that I needed to consult a therapist was back in 2017. In the midst of a tough summer, I began encountering frequent bouts of nausea. It was a time when I realized that I might not make it to a university of my choice, or any place … Continue reading Finding Therapy

“Everyone told me that my problems are silly when compared to their problems, but that is not true!”

I struggle with myself when I am thinking to write something down about mental health. Yes, everything I want to tell is within me, it is there every time in my head bothering me. But I still can’t put them into words. However, I am taking the first step to breaking the barriers I have … Continue reading “Everyone told me that my problems are silly when compared to their problems, but that is not true!”