Kintsugi, It’s Okay To Be Broken: Let’s talk depression

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Fall 7, Rise 8

In Japan, when a utensil breaks, they fix it with golden fillings, making the utensil all the more beautiful. This technique is called Kintsugi. We believe the same applies to humans too. No matter how much we fall and hit the ground, there’s always a way up. No matter how much we’re broken, there’s always a way to fix it, and moreover, it’s okay to be broken! 

We The Young is doing a podcast series called Kintsugi: It’s Okay To Be Broken.

The first in this series is one on depression and anxiety. The idea was to understand what depression is and what anxiety feels like. Even in the 21st century, we are so hesitant to talk about our mental health and if not a taboo, it still is something that we aren’t talking about as openly as we should. If someone injures their foot, they are immediately asked to consult a doctor, but if someone is depressed, going to a therapist is commonly accompanied by judgment.

Arjun Gupta, Rishika Roy, and Srijan Bhan, three depression warriors shared their story- how they got into depression, what depression feels like to them and how they took that first step towards recovery. If you are someone or know someone who might be going through a tough time, this is the podcast for you! 

It’s never too late to fall in love with yourself and realize your worth. Fight the stigma. You’re worth all the happiness in the world and remember Kintsugi? It’s absolutely okay to be broken.

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