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Alzheimer’s, Amma and I

One November day, Amma locked the house and went out. There was nothing strange in this as this was something that she...

Dear Mumma, I Am Not A Bad Girl!

Editors' Note: Namrata writes on her journey to healing from narcissistic parenting. Everyone is unique and her method of healing may not...

Invisible Disabilities, Invisible Pain? Living with Bipolar Disorder and Fibromyalgia

Imagine this: You spend ten hours in bed struggling to fall asleep but still find no respite. You wake up tired and...

Dehumanization Linked to Poorer Mental and Physical Health

This piece has been written by Micah Ingle and was first published by Mad in America on November 15, 2019, and can...

Side Effects of Living: An Anthology of Voices on Mental Health- A Book Review

Explicitly curated as a collection of “real stories by real people, not just creative writing or poetry about pain” (p. vii), Side...

Millennial-ing with Invisible Disabilities in a Neurotypical World: Is there no Escape?- A Poem

*Trigger Warning: Suicidal ideation, self-harm* When my best isn’t good enough,My love isn’t kind enough,My care isn’t...

Finding the Light Through Poetry

In 2015, I did an unusual thing — I signed up for an MA in Creative Writing. Middle aged women, especially Indian...

Survey for Voice Hearers

Editor's Note: We were contacted by Lorna Hogg from the UK who is looking for this information from voice hearing people, from...

Obvious: A Personal Essay on Living with Schizophrenia

Editor’s Note: When Manishka first sent in her essay, our first response was to reject it as it mostly looks at her...

The Sanity of Insanity: Living with Lunatics in the City

When we were young, in our neighbourhood, in downtown Yangon, we often saw an insane man who walked on Yangon downtown streets....