Episode 73: A Conversation About OCD, Depression And The Taboo Around Mental Health

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Do you know someone with a mental disease? Have you ever felt like someone needs help but don’t know how to give it to them? Have you ever felt you might be depressed or suffering from anxiety? Do you find it hard to talk about such topics among family and friends?

In this episode, Charchil talks to Sagar about his book, “Don’t Call Her Crazy” – a short memoir of Sagar’s grandma’s struggles with Obsessive Compulsive Disorder (OCD).

Sagar shares how a mental disease affects a patient, as well as everyone around them, why it is hard to talk about it, and the one “medicine” that always works.

Charchil and Sagar discuss how we can start talking more about mental health, make them less taboo with time, and why this is the only way to help people who suffer every day.

Finally, they share simple ways to help someone you love by simply listening, creating a safe environment, and making sure you are not simply criticizing.

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Sagar MehtaSagar Mehta is the author of Don’t Call Her Crazy, and co-founder of a software company. Sagar writes about personal growth and mental health, and is a devoted hobbyist of subjects such as psychology, self-improvement, music and movies. He can usually be found at local karaokes.

Charchil GugaliaCharchil Gugalia is the author of It’s Me Time and co-founder of a software company. Charchil loves to talk about personal growth and success, and is a devoted hobbyist of subjects such as meditation, self-improvement, spas and travel. He can usually be found at the local gym, lifting weights.

 

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Episode 73