StoriesAsia Launches a Series on People’s Journeys with Mental Illness
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At least 150 million people in India are living with a psychological disorder, according to the latest figures by the country’s National Mental Health Survey. The actual number is estimated to be much higher, as a vast majority of cases are not reported due to the stigma surrounding mental health issues.
However, each person who is part of these faceless statistics has a story.
This video is the second in a series that StoriesAsia has produced. All her life, Meghna Prakash has had it tough dealing with depression, Borderline Personality disorder as well as Post Traumatic Stress disorder. We spoke to Meghna about her life, her past experiences and how it shaped how she lives today. And finally, the road ahead.
Vivek Singh is an independent journalist with StoriesAsia, a collective of freelance journalists in South and Southeast Asia.