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  1. Suhasini I.P.
    April 30, 2021 @ 12:20 pm

    For every topic, you come up with a wonderful list of books, which keeps getting added to my TBR. Nice list again


    • Ritu
      May 3, 2021 @ 10:32 pm

      Thank you so much, Suhasini 🙂 Always a pleasure to share my recommendations.


    • Neelam Sharma
      November 16, 2022 @ 12:26 pm

      A deep,meaningful insight into mental illness and great recommendation Ritu. Love the way you have posted your thoughts.


  2. Leha
    April 30, 2021 @ 3:53 pm

    Wonderful points. It is irksome that we have romanticized mental illness. We need such conversations to break that cycle.


    • Ritu
      May 3, 2021 @ 10:37 pm

      Exactly Leha. Unfortunately, some of these books end up being bestsellers.


  3. Suchita Agarwal
    May 3, 2021 @ 12:08 pm

    Side effects of living has such a lovely cover and your description really makes it a compelling recco. Adding to my TBR.


    • Ritu
      May 3, 2021 @ 10:44 pm

      I highly recommend it, Suchita. Another book that deserves more recognition.


  4. Sakshi Bindra
    November 6, 2022 @ 7:20 pm

    Great post Ritu!
    I like how you have distinguished between romanticism and reality behind mental illness. I’ve added some of these to my TBR, thanks for recommending.

    If someone breaks a bone, no one tells them it’s just your imagination, just be stronger, you are fine. Rather you seek medical help, get a cast and pain meds. Everyone is understanding and gives you time to heal. There is no expectation to perform daily tasks at 100%. You even get rehab exercises after the cast is gone.

    Brain is just another organ in the body. Why is it that society takes a different stance- just be stronger, think positive thoughts. Everything is fine or will be fine. Folks don’t need meds or rehab or empathy or compassion. Folks suffering from mental heath conditions hide it or worse deny it because of the stigma.


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