Getting help:

The internet with its large connections has the potential to do a lot of good, and here is one example.

Mental health is a serious issue, and according to The Associated Chambers of Commerce & Industry of India: 46% of corporate employees suffer from depression. The World Health Organisation aka WHO estimates that 350 million people are affected worldwide.

read more about WHO’s report on depression here

Depression is the leading cause of disability worldwide, and has many causes.

The worst part is, in many parts of the world people go undiagnosed and it isn’t even taken seriously.


However there is a ray of sunshine with the website, which gives online counselling and emotional support to help people battle depression and promote mental wellness. It is anonymous, the conversations are confidential and best of all there is 24*7 support. The site has around 600 experts.

This makes it easier for people to access help, especially kids who often don’t have anyone around them to help.

The site also gives recommendations on books to help.


Mental illness is a serious problem which should not be taken lightly, and is not something to be hide. It will get better, but not if you don’t help. Reach out to people, because unfortunately many people suffering from mental illnesses go undiagnosed and left helpless, which can lead to disastrous results.

Lastly, depression is a real problem, and needs to be dealt like any illness, with care.


For ones who are depressed, please speak about it, there is nothing to be ashamed of, there will always be someone to listen and willing to help. Please don’t give up. and please, it does get better. If you are feeling suicidal, there is nothing wrong with wanting help, check the site given above for hotlines. The site also has numbers.


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