Welcome to Our Campaign on Depression.
Let us Talk about Depression
It’s rough waters that most of us have to sail through. In one of our polls, 87% of people admitted to having dealt with depression at some point in time in their lives. Simply said, 4 out of 5 people you know have or are going through depression. Sadly, for some, its the end of their lives. But when you take a perspective of someone who has come out of depression you’ll also find a huge change of outlook in them for their own life.
Depression should not at all become the end of life. And for this reason, Sowers is coming forward to start a discussion and share stories and hence affect the lives of as many people as possible. Of all things, to be uninformed is the greatest peril. If only, we would remove this and the taboo out of the equation. Help can be found and is easily and readily available. We need to come out. We need to talk about it like we would talk of a common cold or a fever. Let’s get up to share and support each other.
We are taking your Submissions
To talk about something that has affected so many lives, we’d need participation from every keyboard, pen, and voice we can find.
Know that it’s the experience of someone that becomes knowledge for others.
If you have ever been depressed or know someone who is going through it, If you are a professional who knows depression in and out. If you are a counselor who encourages people to talk about it. We welcome you to write about it and share your experiences.
Article submission: You can send us your articles, views, stories, and experience. If you have any additional queries, contact us through our contact page. To submit your articles click here.
For every published article, the authorship will be provided to you. Sowers will, in no capacity, claim the views published in the article. If you submit articles, we assume that you accept our terms and conditions.
Broken Butterfly – Seasons of healing | SOWERS Lifestories
Believe in yourself. Use more common sense. Just because it is a golden needle, does not mean you need to poke your eyes with it! Have a small circle with whom you can be your most genuine self. BE REAL NO MATTER WHAT!
Sowers campaign – Depression | This is not the end.
36% of Indian population is battling depression and the majority of depression patients fall in the age bracket of 6 to 25. That is 48,932,559 people in India alone according to a report by WHO. In a worldwide scenario, 300 Million people are suffering from depression. 42.5% of corporate employees suffer from depression in India and […]
What’s normal anyway? | Disability and Depression
When you are in medical school, they teach you, “this is what’s normal.” But as one can predict, there are always exceptions to that rule. Take Hypertension for example. If the Systolic remains well within 129 mm of Hg, you are good to go (that’s normal). But then, there is a small chunk of people […]
Commentary on the era of Sexual and Gender “deviations” | SOWERS
The process of development of adult sexual behavior from undifferentiated potentialities of an infant is a long and complex one. There is never a guarantee that the end result of the process will be a “normal” heterosexual one. The result is anything but uniform. Each society, however, approves or disapproves of certain sexual patterns and […]
Depression in College Boys | When the Dust Settles.
Recently, I have stopped enjoying my birthdays. The realization of getting older and being not even close to where I should be has taken all the excitement out of life. I should have completed college, have a job by now and should have been saving for marriage. Well, these things are enough to drive anyone […]
Have you ever loved and lost? | Depression & Relationships
I thought it would last forever. We were together since 2014. I don’t even know when she started having second thoughts about me. I have a younger sister at home and I always feared for her security. Needless to say that I’m kind of protective, rather sometimes overprotective of the women in my life. Looking […]
How to help your Bully | Bullying and Depression
Bullying is one of the many reasons school going students fall into depression. Others being: the fear of exams, fear of specific teachers, and punishments. Bullying, often thought of as a show of masculinity, is not always physical. If it were so, girls wouldn’t have been bullies. A layman’s definition of bullying is picking on […]
Broken Butterfly | SOWERS Lifestories
I don’t even remember how old I was when that guy first touched me. When he touched me in places he wasn’t supposed to. I remember only a few scenes of that time. I think based on the house we were in at the time (we stayed in many rented houses for quite a long […]
The Quest of not going down that road again | Battling Depression relapse | SOWERS
Depression survivors feel they have conquered that toughest part of life. If they can overcome depression, what more in life can torment them? Little do we know that the evil witch that depression is tends to meet some along the road several times in a lifetime! Statistics have it that nearly 50% of all the […]
What is Depression? | Helen M. Farrell
The following is the extract of lesson taken by Helen M. Farrell at Ted-Ed. For the complete lesson, click here. Helen M. Farrell, M.D. is an enthusiastic and experienced medical professional; board certified Psychiatrist & Forensic Psychiatrist; writer; and speaker.She is a Harvard Medical School Instructor in psychiatry and a staff psychiatrist at Beth Israel […]
Depression | A Battle to win
We are humbled as we see your response to our campaign. This September, quite a handful of people reached out to us with their experiences with depression. We have had a substantial opportunity to learn as we listened to them. Being in a fortunate spot to know your stories has indeed given us more insight […]
Mental health in workplace : A distant reality
In the words of mama indigo-“The best thing you could do is master the chaos in you. You are not thrown into the fire; you are the fire.” The following quote would have remained only inspirational until a few years back. It is only now that I have grown up knowing that things aren’t perfect. […]
9 signs to identify Depression & What to do about it.
Globally, Depression stands as the top cause of disability among young and the elderly populations.WHO report on Mental Health in India (2015-16) It is a lot more common than we realize. That energetic friend of yours who used to be the life of your class suddenly goes quiet and looks lethargic all the time. Is […]
Society and Depression | Depression in Adolescents, Adults
Man is a social animal. Now, whether man is an animal or not is a latter concern, but in this post, we will talk about man and his need for society. Man cannot live in isolation. I and other people like me (Billy, et cetera et cetera) would argue that we absolutely can because we […]
Depression in adolescents | Parental neglect
I started self-harming because my dad was never there for me and my mum didn’t care what I was doing. “Attention seekers” is a term used by an awful lot of people who have been in a close vicinity with children. What I find the funniest in toddlers is, sometimes they make noises and cry […]
Where it all started – a peek into the journey of modern psychiatry as we know it
The seventeenth century was the Age of Enlightenment; the eighteenth – of Reason; the nineteenth – of Progress; and the twentieth – of Anxiety. Although the human race has always been headed into solving problems, somehow it has also moved in the direction of creating new ones. And hence now, in the twenty-first century, the […]
Sadness is Deep; Depression goes Deeper.
“Why are you so depressed?” an employee asks her co-worker. She finds her sitting at her desk with her head in her hands. “Oh hey, No!” She says, looking up. “There’s just too much to do this week.” I have come across similar scenarios time and again, where depression and depressed are the words thrown […]
“I watch them die” | Let’s Talk Depression
Depression is not a “state of mind”. It is a sickness. And like every sickness, it is curable if we seek help on time. How often is depression a topic to talk about in your family evenings? How often are we willing to share our vulnerabilities with a counselor or loved ones? One can analyze for […]
We encourage you to come out | Let’s Talk Depression.
Welcome to Sowers. If you are reading this, chances are one of our posters or social media advertisement redirected you here. A warm welcome to you! Sowers is not just a website. It’s a mission. It’s a lead towards talking about things that are generally termed as a “taboo”. It is an expedition towards making […]