For far too long, India has shied away from understanding the reality of mental health issues. We spent a day with Zoya Khan, understanding what it means to be bipolar.
After facing the lows of depression for four whole months and suddenly falling prey to the highs of mania with four sleepless nights, Zoya was taken to professionals and was eventually diagnosed with Bipolar Disorder.
Zoya stresses on finding the right therapist- she met a number of them before finding the one who was right for her and helped her strike a balance between the mania and depression.
It’s important to realise that mental health issues are like any other disease, they can happen to anyone and need professional counsel to be treated.
Through July, Vitamin Stree also hosted a spoken word poetry event around Mental Health, named ‘VS Mic Check’, you can read about it and watch the pieces here.