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Depressed Guy Adopts A Cat, Illustrates The Ways It Helped Him Over The Past 2 Months
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Animals, Cats2 years ago

Depressed Guy Adopts A Cat, Illustrates The Ways It Helped Him Over The Past 2 Months

It’s been tough for Yash Pandit. The artist from Mumbai, India has been battling mental health issues, and even though he’s worked really hard to get everything under control, he still needed a little help. A special someone to support him. A cat.

“I chose Bagheera because I always wanted a dark-colored cat,” Pandit told Bored Panda. “There’s always this stupid superstition surrounding dark cats about them being bad luck, so not many people wanted him anyway. But mostly because out of all of the kittens there, he was the one I connected with, he was very calm. loving and always looking to cause some mischief. I fell in love with him the moment I saw him.”

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Yash said Bagheera is a true weirdo. “He will convince you that he’s sweet and calm, and then pounce on you when you look away. He’s the most friendly cat I’ve ever seen, has no problem in loving and greeting anyone new. He’s smart enough to pretend that he’s fallen asleep but also thinks his shadow is another cat and starts pouncing on it. He loves to watch Fresh Prince of Bel Air with me, and won’t fall asleep until I put on Frank Ocean songs, in which case he will hug my phone and go to sleep. I love him with all my life.”

Pandit was diagnosed with Type 1 rapid cycling bipolar disorder, along with depression and anxiety. “The latter were only by-products of my primary disorder,” he explained. “I have a therapist and a psychiatrist, and I have a strict regime of therapy and medications that I follow religiously to keep my disorder under my control.”

“It is absolutely important to seek proper health for mental health disorders. A lot of people mistook this comic as my cat being the sole reason that I’m out of my depression, which is not true. I had to work hard, get therapy, take my medication on time. My cat helped me get out of my bed, have a workout routine, eat healthy when I feed him, wake up on time, etc. But I attribute my getting better largely to the strict regime of medication and therapy.”

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Raine Soo
Community Member
2 years ago

Good luck on your road to recovery and self-discovery. I'm glad that you have sought professional help and that Bagheera is there to support you during those bumpy rides.

Elizabeth Schuyler
Community Member
2 years ago

My doggo is always so helpful when I'm falling apart. She comes up to me and bumps me until I pet her, then snuggles up next to me and falls asleep. Glad to see the kitty is helpful. <3

athornedrose
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2 years ago

my rescue cat has rescued me more times than he'll ever understand. he's very calm and understanding during panic attacks and make me get up to play or pet or feed him. yours looks like a good boy too.

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Raine Soo
Community Member
2 years ago

Good luck on your road to recovery and self-discovery. I'm glad that you have sought professional help and that Bagheera is there to support you during those bumpy rides.

Elizabeth Schuyler
Community Member
2 years ago

My doggo is always so helpful when I'm falling apart. She comes up to me and bumps me until I pet her, then snuggles up next to me and falls asleep. Glad to see the kitty is helpful. <3

athornedrose
Community Member
2 years ago

my rescue cat has rescued me more times than he'll ever understand. he's very calm and understanding during panic attacks and make me get up to play or pet or feed him. yours looks like a good boy too.

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