Mental Health Is Not Your Problem, It’s Our Problem

DAY DREAMER YOU ARE 09, 2021, Abdul Halik Azeez, original wall painting by someone I don’t know, in Hambantota I think

I’m moving countries and my stomach has been in knots. My wife’s asthma is flaring up. We went to the doctor who listened to her lungs, kindly smiled, and told us she was suffering from anxiety. I didn’t even ask him. I just went back to our cousin’s house and threw up. Mental and physical health are…



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Indrajit Samarajiva is a writer from Sri Lanka, grumpily in Oxford for a while. Sign up for my newsletter at, and you can reach me at