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Partha Chakrabartty

Partha Chakrabartty
Partha P. Chakrabartty is an independent journalist and columnist with pieces in Mint, Firstpost, and The Wire, among others. He has an MFA in Creative Writing from Temple University, and an MBA in Marketing and Strategy from IIM Lucknow. Having learnt about mental illness through experience, slowly and painfully, he now hopes to accelerate recovery in others by sharing knowledge, reducing stigma, and helping those facing mental health challenges narrate and understand their own experiences.

A four-level guide to supporting a loved one with depression

Supporting and helping someone suffering from depression can be quite challenging and, without a deeper understanding of what is really going on in the mind of your depressed loved one, often harms them more than helping


Until the pandemic is declared to be over always:

  • Wear a proper face mask when stepping out
  • Maintain a distance of six feet
  • Wash your hands with soap and water frequently; Use a hand-sanitiser when outdoors

If you have COVID-19 or suspect that you do, but have mild symptoms, including mild fever, tiredness, dry cough or sore throat, you should self-quarantine right away.