“I was a typical happy child who started having panic attacks. When I began talking about it, we realised it was something bigger. I took a gap year and then two more as I was in bad shape. For three years, I tried so many different medicines, different therapies. I consulted doctors in India and abroad but at the end of the day what helped me was the knowledge that there are other people like me who are battling depression and I am not alone in this. I decided to write a book. So that I too can reach out to people like me and help them in some way,” mentioned Ram, who is healthier now however nonetheless has good and unhealthy days.
Ram selected to put in writing the e-book on despair — C is for Cat, D is for Depression — in verse, accompanied with illustrations by Priya Kuriyan. Though geared toward youngsters, Ram mentioned anyone who suffers from this psychological sickness characterised by emotions of disappointment and/or a lack of curiosity in actions you as soon as loved can learn it to really feel that she or he shouldn’t be alone on this. Ram, a make-up blogger, was recognized with despair when she was 17 years outdated and learning at school 12.
Ram mentioned when she used to go to her therapist, she would see youngsters youthful than her ready for his or her session. “In my sessions, I would use a lot of metaphors to explain how I am feeling. My therapist would often write them down so that she could use them with her other patients. It’s from there that I got the idea of this book. I have explained depression and what it feels like using metaphors so that it’s easy for children to understand,” mentioned Ram.