It took us World Health Day, themed around Depression, to discover more about a disease that plagues more than 5 crore people of India – Depression. According to the World Health Organization, India is one of the most depressed countries in the world with a whopping 36% of Indians likely to suffer from major depression at some point in their lives.
“The opposite of depression is not happiness, but vitality, and it was vitality that seemed to seep away from me in that moment.”
In a talk equal parts eloquent and devastating, writer Andrew Solomon takes you to the darkest corners of his mind during the years he battled depression. That led him to an eye-opening journey across the world to interview others with depression — only to discover that, to his surprise, the more he talked, the more people wanted to tell their own stories.
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