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Posts tagged ‘Mental Health’

A concoction of mental maladies: The story of my journey back to life

By Rimli Bhattacharya
I knew my case was psychiatric and called for immediate medical intervention. Dragging myself to the doctors’ clinic seemed a huge task. I was frail. For once I felt like asking my father if someone could accompany me till the psychiatrists’ chamber but then decided to keep my mental illness discreet.

Emotional abuse: The silent killer

By Rimli Bhattacharya
Emotional abuse in the absence of physical abuse is often unrecognized. Although the literature identifies the insidious nature of this type of abuse and the physiological, psychological and emotional harm it often causes, knowledge of how women come to recognize they are being emotionally abused is underdeveloped.

Support Group and the Caregiver for Alzheimer’s

By Nishi Pulugurtha
At times, it is very frustrating, but I needed to go on because Amma needed me the most. Everything is upsetting emotionally and mentally. My smiles might be hiding a lot behind them. It is hence very important to take breaks, do things that will help to cope with moments of tension and stress at home.

The story of Rakesh’s drug abuse and suicide

By Rimli Bhattacharya
I got my first dose from Sofia; she has similar pain. So we are best friends and I love her. I want to marry her. I want to be a song writer, a rock star. I called you a bitch, slut, I am sorry. I don’t want to go abroad. I am tired. I need love, to be loved.

The tragic suicide of August Ames, Canadian porn actor

By Rimli Bhattacharya
August Ames will now be remembered as a porn actor, who hanged herself at twenty-three and who was a victim of childhood sex abuse, drug abuse, alcohol addiction, a victim of depression, bipolar disorder, and multiple personality disorder. Would anyone remember that she was also beautiful and talented?