D for Depression!!

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52 Responses

  1. Sushree Dash says:

    You touched a very insightful topic today ….it's true that so many among us suffer simply because of negligence of family members who remain unaware of the situation . Sometimes communication gap becomes the major reason leading a person into an isolated world from where he/she is unable to come out . Hope every one becomes a bit more careful and cautious for the people dealing with depression .

    • swathishenoy says:

      True Sushree.. each one of us are so busy dealing with our own life, that we seldom care what others are going through!! Atleast the family and friends have to be careful about this else as you mentioned, the person might withdraw from the outer world!
      Thanks for stopping by 🙂

  2. Ananya Tales says:

    Well written Swathi, So proud of you 🙂
    In such a short time you have mastered the art of touching the heart of the readers.

  3. Kathy Combs says:

    How sad, but thank heavens that teacher cared enough to get involved and make a difference in that girls life before it was too late. Brilliantly written♥

  4. Nicely woven story. So many young people struggle not having someone to talk to. And in India, it's sad that there still aren't mandatory school counsellors. I struggled with anxiety in high school & there was no one helpful there. But that's what spurred me to become a psychologist for teenagers…

    • swathishenoy says:

      I love your profession PB!! Honestly.. I am glad you didn't give in to the anxiety and have now become a person who helps other overcome their fears 🙂 Thank you for stopping by 🙂

  5. thats one brilliant story *_* keep writing 🙂

  6. Carol Graham says:

    Very good word pictures painted. Written from the heart. well done

  7. Yep lack of communication does lead to depression. Especially in kids, who can they turn to.love the positivity in the end 🙂

    • swathishenoy says:

      Thats true!! Its parents whom kids share with during their childhood and if they fail to respond, it may lead to situations like this! Thank you for visiting 🙂

  8. A sensitive issue nicely dealt with.

  9. Leo says:

    The teacher became the diya for Diya to see the light. If just one person who believes in happiness then they can help others find it too 🙂 lovely story.

  10. An issue with a positive ending… I like such endings 🙂 You have raise an issue which is very much prevelent in our society these days!!! Good one! 🙂

  11. Shailaja V says:

    A story that starts in pain and ends in hope. Beautifully done, Swathi!

  12. Mina Menon says:

    Well the role teachers play in our lives is always underrated!

  13. Beloo Mehra says:

    Thank god for such wonderful teachers! A sensitive topic dealt quite nicely in this story, Swathi.

  14. sadiya says:

    Going through depression is one thing,,and getting the person out of it ,is truly a stone breaking task,,,ppl lyk diya's teacher are fewer in number,,,,,, whereas society today thinks depression as a very serious mental ailment,,,and point finger at the victim,,,,only few come out and give a helping hand!!!!!!!

  15. Dear Swathi:

    This one rings truer than you could ever know. I wish I'd had a teacher to help as Diya did.

    Best regards,

  16. Richa Singh says:

    Swathi, perhaps this post can be circulated among schools to better equip themselves today. With changing lifestyles, depression at a young age will be an issue in coming days.


  17. nibhz says:

    A very touching tale! Children are usually affected in the fights of their parents!

  18. Thank God for observant teachers. Nice post. Powerful.
    Deb@ http://debioneille.blogspot.com

  19. And this is why a listening ear is important.

  20. Sharon Himsl says:

    This is good. It really underlies the difference that one person can make in someone else's life. We should never hesitate to reach out when help is needed. Welcome to the A-Z!

  21. ovengoodies says:

    A really well crafted post, Swathi. I'm glad that the teacher intervened and was able to remedy the situation. Not everyone has a well meaning guardian angel outside the home!

  22. Shyam Sundar says:

    God knows where you ppl learn to write so.. !!! 🙁 i gotta screw myself for it 🙁 Superb post 🙂

  23. Shilpa Garg says:

    Glad that the teacher saw what Diya was going through and helped her to come out of her depression. More power to such people who help and make a difference in other people's lives!

  24. Heart touching story Athos. A brilliant ending too 🙂


  25. A Writer says:

    This is the second blog of yours that I am reading..first being..E for Embarrassment:) very good,simple clear presentation..one easily gets connected to your blogs

  26. You've beautifully described a situation that quite a few kids go through. Diya was lucky that her teacher was observant and compassionate.

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