How I heard a (ouR) Voice in my head
The beginning of June saw me go through some tough times with respect to health, for me and my family. I had no option but to skip work and stay at home for 3 weeks (I travel to my school and lab daily, up and down from home) doing absolutely nothing but rest and care, rest and care, rest and care.
My intention in writing is not to share my depression over that infectious phase, rather, it is to share the happiness of positivity and a sense of “no-guilt-about-no deliverables-at lab”🤩. Pre-R Voice era, I’m sure I would have felt lost, guilty and terribly depressed, which would have only added to my poor health. In fact, hadn’t I felt so, I would have actually blamed myself for not feeling so as well, quite pathetically. Not anymore! Not this time though. The discussions on diverse topics of mental health by the team and this community has helped me stay afloat, stay strong and accept that it is normal and important to take a break from work for one’s health and family❤️. I can’t thank R Voice enough! A huge hug to 🤗 🤗 @Jayashree Rajagopalan @Kakoli Majumder @Andrea Hayward @Vivien Kretz @Isurika Sevwandi @Karen Hall @Omololu FAGBADEBO @Shruti Turner @Yufita Chinta @Suman Mundkur for being such amazing MH activists here and a loud whistle blow to any MH issue out there from the community here. Cheers go-getters!