None, but ourselves can free our minds
Volume 2, Issue-33
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“None but ourselves can free our minds.” - Bob Marley
This World Suicide Prevention Day, we decided to contribute from our side as per their brilliant theme for 2021 - ‘Creating hope through action’.
Countless families have lost their loved ones over something that we as a society can prevent even if we respectfully acknowledge the seriousness of ‘depression’ as a disease.
We would like to dedicate this newsletter to remind you to take care of people around you, be kind to people who are sad and get educated about this.
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- 'There is no frigate like a book' by Emily Dickinson: Tuesday, 14th September 2021 | 9 PM IST | Poetry
- Why Solarpunks will end capitalism - based on an article by Vice: Wednesday, 15th September 2021 | 9 PM IST | Startups
- TED Circle about 'Imagination' - Give yourself permission to be creative by Ethan Hawke Thursday, 16th September 2021 | 9 PM IST | TED Circles
- The hype on Metaverse - are we already in it? - based on an article by The New York Times Friday, 17th September 2021 | 9 PM IST | Technology
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The Malfoy’s conflicting characters shared by Mansi
The life and death of Father Stan Swamy shared by Anchal
Demerits of GST shared by Harshala
Depression is real, and it does affect our brain. This article covers a detailed study in simple language for laymen to understand what happens inside our brains when we are suffering from this disease.
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Mansi curates a list of - Top 5 books themed on prevention of Suicide and Depression
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The Mental Illness Happy Hour - podcast by comedian Paul Gilmartin
Comedian Paul Gilmartin, who is a recovering alcoholic diagnosed with clinical depression, brings sardonic humor to his candid weekly conversations, in hopes that they'll inspire others to seek help.
StandUp Comedy by Daniel Fernandez on Mental Illness may cause Suicide | Stand Up | 11 mins | by Daniel Fernandez
This is a clip of his comedy special - Shadows. Here’s a light take with a great message (like most of his standup sets) on how suicide and mental health are perceived.
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