Welcome to Melan-jolly
A space for those seeking to learn more about mental health;
A community free from stigma, prejudice, and judgement;
A haven for those experiencing mental health issues;
A source of respite for those who need it most.
Warning: The essence of this site is to recount mental health experiences with honesty. As a result, certain blog posts could trigger an adverse reaction. If you are upset by a post, I advise you to stop reading the material immediately and speak to your support system.
Suicide Prevention Awareness Week:
In light of this week being suicide prevention awareness week, I thought it would be fitting to redirect you to one of my posts that I wrote a while ago. Though it isn’t a new post, I believe that the issues it speaks about will always be relevant. Remember, you are never alone. You matter. Now and always.
TW: suicide, self-harm.
Latest Blog Posts:
Read this post about a teenager’s experience with depression in his first year of college.
In today’s world where things seem worse every day, it’s quite natural to feel bogged down and alone. During such times, it’s crucial to fully process your emotions and thoughts before doing anything else. Most significantly, it’s critical to remember that you’re never alone. Help is always just around the corner.
Read this post about my experience with therapy, and how going to therapy alone will not solve your mental health issues.
It’s taken me a while to figure out what I’m going to write for this post; but after a […]
Read this engaging post about how college rejections probably aren’t the end of world.
Can depression really make it hard to do anything? Click this post to find out more about the mental, physical, and emotional impact depression can have on you.
Intrigue. If I had to use one word to sum up my thinking prior to therapy, it would be […]
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What three words would you use to describe yourself? Rude, weird, and selfish. Those are the thoughts 12-year old Dhruv had. As children, we’re raised to believe that there are only two kinds of people in the world: good and bad. Not only are we strongly encouraged and rewarded for being “good”, but we’re equally […]
Let me be honest. If you’re looking for a blog that is oozing positivity, where I talk about the endless beauty of life and I pretend that everything is perfect, I can tell you now, look elsewhere. Granted, life is indeed filled with wonder and awe, but that’s not the full picture. Like life, this […]
(A picture of me trying to look cool) Hello, my name is Dhruv Tyagi! I am 19 years old, and I’m from Bangalore, India. The website I looked up for writing a good bio said to state some of my achievements so here goes: 1. Successfully procrastinated creating a blog for over a year 2. […]
“What are you feeling, Dhruv?” As I sat in that room, there were so many things I wished to tell the doctor in front of me. For months now, I had felt drained and despondent. At the tender age of 17, I often questioned what life had to offer. When my pessimistic thought processes were […]
Being depressed is a frightening feeling. When you feel no real passion for anything, and you’re not in control of your mood, emotions, and thoughts, it’s your mind’s way of telling you to slow down; it’s your mind’s way of yelling at you to take it seriously. But, as I’ve said earlier, how often do […]
This week I decided I wanted to post something different. Given the last entry’s focus on “perfection”, I thought it would be apt to share this particular piece. This was something I wrote a while ago but holds true regardless. Failure is an entity that shall accompany us throughout our lives. Be it in a […]
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