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Dear girl with sleeves rolled up, You are okay. Trust me. Today you might be alone when you bounce that basketball off the burning concrete court under the blazing sun. But it is all right. The anger...
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She was utterly fearless, didn't have to go to school, could eat very hot green chillies like they were grapes, and ran faster than all of us. We accepted her because she was better than us... But all that was a very long time ago. Now she scrubs floors and dishes every day for the Boses, the Mukherjees, and the Singhs. How can she play Holi with us?
There is still a major stigma attached to mental illness, especially depression, which has kept the majority of us unaware of how to deal with it. Often, when we are trying to help, we come up with certain questions and statements that do nothing but harm to the person already fighting a battle with depression. Here are 10 things parents should stop saying when dealing with a child struggling with depression.