According to NCRB, Odisha has stood second only to Uttar Pradesh in having the highest number of prisoners with mental illness.
Psychiatrist Dr. Bharat Vatwani treats mentally ill people left to wander in Indian streets and reunites them post-treatment with their families.
Tribal woman Sumitra Gargai, a member of Ekjut organization, helps hundreds with mental illness across different rural villages in India.
30-year-old NGO worker Krishna Patwari shared how he battled with his suicidal thoughts after suffering from various mental illnesses since his teenage.
Reshma Valliappan, a Pune-based mental health activist, shared her story of experiencing workplace bullying because of her mental illness.
25-year-old Arushi Sethi (co-founder of Trijog) shared how the experience of a tragic earthquake inspired her to launch her own mental health start-up with the help of her mother.
40-year-old Kaveri talked with MindHelp about how she was abandoned by her husband after being diagnosed with bipolar disorder.
Pune man Amrit Kumar Bakhshy talked about his daughter’s schizophrenia and how it inspired him to help draft India’s Mental Health Act, 1987.
Mamata Rode, a 44-year-old yoga teacher in Lucknow, shared her story of experiencing extreme social stigma due to her mental illness.
Researchers discovered a significant association between insomnia and sleep hygiene. Decreasing screen time before bed helps people cope with sleeplessness.
23-year-old Ritu Mahapatra has shared her journey from having chronic fear to being a mental health patient after the suicide of her close friend.
A 22-year-old freelance journalist, Divya Kandukuri has taken an initiative to provide proper mental health treatment to the people of her community.