Apoorva Ravi is a writer and researcher who was diagnosed with psychotic depression during their post-graduate studies. They found it challenging to cope with studies and social life. By talking to people they trusted and taking steps to venture out for group trips and other group events, they overcame depression and psychosis. They also struggled with establishing healthy romantic relationships. But now, after developing healthy boundaries and understanding the importance of space, they are in a better place to realize that, for them, self-love is the essential thing in life that can positively change everything.