Pour your heart out, write
Penning down your feelings can help the brain overcome emotional upsets, bring about a change in attitude and leave you happier
In 2001, Shailaja Vishwanath, who had been married just six months, found herself slowly “shunning friends and family". The rigours of house and office work were taking a toll on the mental and physical health of this English language trainer at a competitive exam training institute in Bengaluru. Vishwanath began a silent descent into depression. The next nine months were harrowing—the depression turned into manic episodes and soon, she was diagnosed with bipolar disorder.