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The Good, the Bad & the Ugly: How Depression Impacts Friendships

@ Mahevash Shaikh

India Ambassador
Her name is Mahevash (pronounced Ma-hey-vash). She is a blogger, author, and poet. She loves talking about culture, society, and mental health so that we can all help make the world a better place – and be whoever we want to be.
Member since July 2020



Depression is an invisible illness that affects every aspect of one’s life, from career and health to personality and relationships. Here are some ways in which depression impacts friendships.


As someone with years of depression, fatigue has long been a part of my life. COVID-19 made it a lot worse, but I’ve figured out how to handle it reasonably well. Without further ado, here are 5 self-care tips for you to cope with pandemic fatigue.


Like many children, I didn’t like going to school. Teachers tended to not like me because I was a bit of a troublemaker. But my mother was a progressive woman. She wanted her daughters to be educated because having an informed opinion was more important than doing housework. Here’s my story.


After a devastating breakup, many people tend to have a rebound relationship. In India, people have rebound marriages instead – also known as arranged marriages. Just to be clear, that’s not always the case; I was only being snarky because it’s true.


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