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India's Unlikely Mental Health Champions: The Comedians

"Do yourself a favour and give yourself a chance to explore, make mistakes and an opportunity to figure things out."

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In light of his death, several comedians are speaking up about their struggles with depression, how they coped, and giving advice to people suffering from it.


If you (or a friend) feel any symptoms of depression or anxiety, or just want an understanding and trained stranger to talk to, here's who you can call:

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Andre Borges is a social news reporter for BuzzFeed and is based in Mumbai.

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