A Tattoo Helped Her Swim Out of Depression
Cameraperson: Sanjoy Deb
Editor: Kunal Mehra
Producers: Vinu Joseph and Garvita Khybri
Samantha, a PhD scholar, started suffering from depression soon after she lost both her mothers. Raised by her masi and her mother, Samantha felt that every ounce of her life’s happiness had been squeezed from her.
Soon after the tragic deaths, Samantha’s relatives started torturing her over property disputes.
After the complaint, although the relatives were silenced, Samantha’ inner turmoil had taken a toll. She started suffering from panic attacks and was slowly sinking into depression.
One of her close friends was the first one to detect something amiss. She took her to a therapist and sought help.
Therapy was slowly helping her deal with the trauma.
A semi colon stands for an incomplete sentence. It means that the better half of the sentence is yet to be written. The idea struck a chord with Samantha. She instantly decided to get herself tattooed. She tattooed a dopamine and a serotonin molecule, both stand for happiness, and got a semi colon tattooed inside it.