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Mind ki Baat, Ep 4: Depression

An attempt to normalise and mainstream conversations on mental health issues.

ByNL Team
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This is the fourth episode of Mind ki Baat, a Newslaundry podcast with a neurodivergent host that will focus on the invisible epidemic of mental health issues in society today. 

This segment looks at depression – better known than other mental health illnesses, but still not well understood. In fact, their familiarity with the term often leads people to be dismissive of depression, which can have disastrous consequences.

Depression is a mental health disorder characterised by persistent feelings of sadness, low moods, and a loss of interest or pleasure in activities. It affects how a person thinks, feels and behaves, and can have various emotional and physical symptoms.

This episode features conversations with Mayur Sharma, television personality and host of Highway On My Plate, and Dr Bhavna Barmi, a mental health professional, writer and public speaker with over 25 years of experience in psychology. 

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National Library of Medicine

WHO video on depression, “I had a black dog, his name was depression”

Vandrevala Foundation


Script and host: Shardool Katyayan

Producer: Lipi Vats

Editor: Umrav Singh

Design: Shambhavi Thakur

Research: Shardool Katyayan

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