On some days, my body is a home that nature designed with patience. A home which has marked fences, plenty of ventilation and abundant room for love. My home has been repainted several times, keeping up with the trends of the neighbourhood.
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No one really nudges Nature and says, “Hey, why don’t you try rising the Sun from the West tomorrow? Maybe the whole East thing is a phase, you know?”. It always knows exactly how much wind to blow, when to shed its leaves and when to wreak havoc as well.
Having chalked the outline of the definition of trauma, in the third episode of Let's Talk About Trauma, Smita, a trauma practitioner and dance-movement therapist from Thunai and Bhairavi, delve deeper into understanding the intricacies of trauma and the body based approaches adopted in recovery.
In the small town of New Jigsaw, where I come from, everyone is made for each other. Every single night that follows our creation, we are told to dream about other puzzle pieces that would fit just right - with utmost ease and comfort - to create a tiny little, wholesome family.
“You Are Wonderful Just As You Are” is a series by Adwaita Das that aims to provide compassionate and encouraging ways of speaking. Inspired by Mithra Trust’s ‘What To Say’ Series.
Sky Is The Limit is an innovative workplace campaign where we address mental health in a fun and engaging manner. This campaign is a finalist in Community Business D&I pioneering initiative award (2020).
This past year, through the COVID-19 pandemic, we’ve seen two communities reaching out through The Meh® series and accessing safe-spaces and tools that are made available via our weekly sessions.
On 15-17 June 2020, the Skoll Centre’s Map the System Competition held its Global Final virtually. The team from Amani Institute competed against 30 other finalists from institutions around the world. Team members Bhairavi Prakash, Maya Narayan, Anshul Agrawal, Neeraja Kulkarni and Tushara Ravindranath tell us how they mapped the system for addressing youth suicide crisis in India.
Since April 2020 Mithra Trust has directly engaged with close to 2000 young Indians on their mental health and well-being. Participants from across the country have been attending The Meh™ sessions virtually.
A panel discussion on “Mental wellbeing, interventions, and innovations within emerging markets” answering questions such as what is the landscape of mental wellbeing in emerging markets, and the role of technology and innovation in supporting wellbeing.
The Meh and Me is a series where men from the Mithra community have shared their stories of a time they felt The Meh. Our effort with these stories is to break the stereotype of what it is to be a ‘man’ and to showcase the emotional and mental health struggles that men go through.
Today we’re seeing some of the highest rates of job dissatisfaction and leaders are left wondering how to sustain high levels of engagement and productivity. TEDxBangalore partnered with us to facilitate an ‘adventure’ session!
One of the least explored pillars of well-being is financial well-being, given the increasing rates of financial anxiety in young women, Mithra created a session on understanding how money mindset impacts financial behaviours.
What to say is a series that supports you in having difficult conversations. It helps you be empathetic and supportive by giving you statements of what to say and what not to say , which is equally important.
This period you’re in, just starting college, or mid way through your program, or even graduating soon with thoughts about the future, is significant and exciting as you’re experimenting, taking risks and exploring various aspects of your life. This includes the use of substances like tobacco, alcohol, marijuana, and other drugs.
We often get confused between the two, this is because the physical response to both stress and anxiety is the ‘fight or flight response which includes increased heartbeat, tight muscles, rapid breathing, it also impacts our eating , sleeping and ability to focus.
A story from It’s okay to talk about two friends going through their own daily struggles, who learn to talk about what is bothering them, communicate with each other, and ask for help.
If you’re going through a rough patch, and would like a resource that you can engage with where it allows you to pick a specific goal and breaks down how you think, feel, and act, then Cognitive Behavioural Therapy is for you!
The ‘Meh’ kit , a self-help kit , was created by members of the Mithra team who have experienced depressive episodes which they called the ‘Meh’. The beauty of this kit is that it comes from a place of fracture, of brokenness and in creating this kit there is healing and warmth.
Humans are social beings, we naturally cooperate, care and compete with each other. We build many bonds and relationships throughout our lives, which brings us to a plethora of questions...
Mental health and physical health are not mutually exclusive, erratic sleep patterns, untimely meals and other unhealthy habits causes an imbalance to our physical well-being, which in turn affects our mental health.
Good mental health is not only the absence of mental health illnesses like depression and anxiety, but it is also the ability to cope with the day-to-day problems of life, to be involved in your community, and to live a full life.
On October 10, 2018, the occasion of World Mental Health Day, Mithra organised Invisible Visible, an event that was focused on contributing to the dialogue of mental health and how it affects young people in a changing world.
Let us for a moment consider what it might feel like to lose someone or something that we care about deeply. A change in our way of life, moving cities or relocating to a new country...
Some of us try it out of curiosity, some of us because our friends and peers are doing it, or to have a good time, to improve athletic performance, or to ease other problems like stress or anxiety.