Chemical Khichdi: How I Hacked My Mental Health

Author:

Aparna Piramal Raje

Publisher:

Penguin Random House India Private Limited

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Publisher

Penguin Random House India Private Limited

Publication Year 2022
ISBN-13

9780143454359

ISBN-10 0143454358
Binding

Paperback

Number of Pages 288 Pages
Language (English)
Weight (grms) 505

Aparna Piramal Raje's life looks successful. Hailing from a well-known business family, she is married, has two children, is a published author, a popular columnist with a leading daily and was the CEO of a leading furniture company.
However, only a few close friends and family members were aware that she struggled with a serious mental illness--bipolar disorder--for two decades. Also known as manic depression, bipolar disorder is characterized by extreme shifts in moods and energy levels, leading to euphoric highs and damaging lows. Now, Aparna wants to tell the story of how she learnt to come to terms with her condition.
Part memoir, part reportage and part self-help guide, Chemical Khichdi seeks to remove some of the stigma associated with a serious mental illness in an empathetic, accessible and candid way. Its 'seven therapies' present a hopeful and helpful pathway for all those with a mental health condition, their loved ones and their mental health practitioners, with the message that they can live with a vulnerability and thrive.

Aparna Piramal Raje

Aparna Piramal Raje is the author of Working Out of the Box: 40 Stories of Leading CEOs. She is a regular columnist with Mint. She contributed to the UK's Weekend Financial Times, a global publication, for several years in the past. Over the past decade, she has fostered an awareness of design, especially workplace design, in companies in India. Now, Aparna aspires to leverage her first-hand experience in India's mental health landscape to make a difference in this sector.
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