September 10, 2018

Today is World Suicide Prevention Day. This video is aimed at helping you by providing resources you can reach out to in moments of despair, and how you can deal with your feelings of suicidal ideation.

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Aasra: 02227546669 (Mumbai, 24 hours, English & Hi...

September 4, 2018

According to WHO, globally more than 300 million people of all ages suffer from depression. It is also considered to be  the leading cause of disability worldwide, according to WHO.

In my  practice, clinical depression tops the list when it comes to concerns that people...

September 2, 2018

It's been a while since I last posted here, but that's going to change pretty soon. I'm using this opportunity to announce the launch of my new YouTube channel - Mental Health With Sonali. I'll be putting up videos answering some commonly asked mental health questions,...

July 21, 2016

I don't go to therapy to find out if I'm a freak
I go and I find the one and only answer every week
And when I talk about therapy, I know what people think
That it makes you selfish and in love with your shrink
But, oh how I loved everybody else
When I finally got to t...

June 10, 2016

As Milan Kundera says – "In Tereza's eyes, books were the emblems of a secret brotherhood. For she had but a single weapon against the world of crudity surrounding her: the novels."

This is a sentiment I have always believed. Even today, with most people where conversa...

March 21, 2016

Sometimes when I look at my bookshelf, I fall in love with myself all over again.


Going through some of my old books I'm reminded how every book has two stories to tell. The one is the narrative that the author communicates. The other is the story about how the book ca...

March 15, 2016

I read this quote and it stayed with me...


"Some people will stay longer on your mind, than in your life"


Of all lessons, there is an unlearning that has taken place about closure and our need for it. Our anxiety around the need for closure often starts defining us and...

January 20, 2016

To paraphrase what Andrew Zolli says in his book 'Resilience' – Even with the perfect knowledge one can't escape the nagging suspicion that we are ballroom dancing in the middle of a minefield.


As I hear about the Rohith Vemula suicide, somewhere the hope is lost and I...

January 14, 2016

I saw this post on twitter:

For me I needed this question to articulate what I felt within.


I wondered that at most times, the parts don't account for a complete self. There are times when one feels fragmented – there is dissent within followed by discontent. Various co...

December 31, 2015

This Christmas Eve, my 6 year old daughter and I decided to celebrate at Kidzania. The experience was absolutely fantastic. From my daughter ‘s perspective, Kidzania was a good way of learning through fun activities and role-playing, which is something I always look fo...

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