When I stopped worrying and started taking control of my problems

I recently started blogging for Manasija Mann Se, a mental health counselling service with ‘pay what you can’ model.

Sharing a snippet from one of the earlier chapters of my life:

I found a safe space, where I could be me, in a friend. He did not judge me. All he did was listen to me. He always assured me that all will be right one day. He didn’t have to say it aloud. All he did was to make me feel it. But it did not happen that day.

One day in 2015…

I was feeling very low. It had been years that it was over. But I could not get it out of my mind. From outside, it appeared that I had moved on but I was still stuck in the year 2012.

That day, the more I thought about it, the more I drowned into the ocean of darkness. I couldn’t believe that I was letting it all happen to myself again.

Like every time, I wanted him to listen to me. I was not seeking any solutions from him. Once I was done speaking my mind, he reacted. He used to give his opinion only when I asked him to but this was the first time he reacted.

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11 thoughts on “When I stopped worrying and started taking control of my problems

  1. Good one and timely one. I am lucky enough to be in an organization that has a tie-up with another counselling organization allowing employees to have private discussions with a counselor if required. Completely free of charge.

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    1. Yeah our organisation also has the facility. In fact, ours has been sending us daily tips to ensure that we maintain the work-personal life balance now that both seem to have merged up. It’s good to see them doing their bit 🙂

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  2. Nice work Saumya and much needed support. I have to admit that over the past few months it has dawned on me the frequent occurance of bloggers online who have been feeling some sort of mental concerns. It was a huge thing last year in the UK because so many younger kids were suffering from this. Opened my eyes.

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    1. Thankyou, Api.
      Yes, it’s a really big thing. I see that there’s a whole big community of bloggers who share their mental health journey here on WP. I know some of them.
      While I have always wanted to do my bit in the field of mental health, some recent incidents have just prompted me to become more and more sensitive about it.


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