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Let's Talk About Trauma - MithraXThunai

Let’s Talk About Trauma - Episode 3

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.

What to say: Grief
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What To Say : Grief

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.

Understanding love

It can often be confusing to understand who you’re attracted to and want to have an emotional and sexual relationship with.

Escape, Fun, Relaxation, Addiction

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.

 The effects of stress and anxiety.

Stress and Anxiety, what is the difference?

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.

Comic - A story of Ravi and Asha

A story about Ravi & Asha

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.

What is Mental Health?

What is Mental Health?

Here is a video by It’s okay to talk explaining what Mental Health is in Hindi with subtitles in English.

How are you?

How to check in with someone?

Here are three basic steps to checking in on someone, while being caring, empathetic, and non-judgemental. This incredible resource has been created by beyondblue.

What can I do for self-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

The Meh Kit – Riding Out Depression

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.

Learning And Growing In Relationships

Learning And Growing In Relationships

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...

Healthy Mind, Healthy Body

Healthy Mind, Healthy Body

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.

The Big Deal About Mental Health

The Big Deal About 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.

Be Visible! World Mental Health Day

Be Visible! World Mental Health Day

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.

Grief And Loss - Transform The Pain

Grief And Loss - Transform The Pain

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...

Depression - You Are Not Alone

Depression - You Are Not Alone

Depression is difficult to recognise, even among the people we know closely, including our friends and relatives.

Is This What Depression Looks Like

Is This What Depression Looks Like

Depression is often confused as a mere feeling of being sad, but most people who suffer from depression feel more than just a persistent sadness.

Understanding Anxiety

Understanding Anxiety

Everyone feels anxious from time to time, but for someone experiencing anxiety disorder, these feelings cannot be easily controlled.

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The Way Out Of Addiction

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.