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Mithra Trust August Newsletter
Newsletters ·

AUGUST THE CURRENT - Mithra Trust August Newsletter

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.

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.

Mithra Trust July Newsletter
Newsletters ·

Pride Comes Before a July - Mithra Trust July Newsletter

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.

What To Say Series ·

What To Say – COVID19

If you’re talking to someone who has been diagnosed with COVID19 and you would like to be supportive, these cards from the What To Say Series might help.

Therapists you can connect with

Hello there, if you’re looking to connect with a mental health specialist, we have a list of resources here that you can contact.

SKY IS THE LIMIT

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).

COVID Fundraiser – The Meh® Kit

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.

Map the System: Youth Suicide Crisis in India

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.

Sessions ·

The Meh™ During A Pandemic

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.

The Meh Kit helps you with...

Customer Reaction: The Meh Kit

Here is Ramesh sharing his experience with The Meh Kit after attending a Let’s discuss The Meh session.

The Meh and Me

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.

Events, Workshops ·

In the shoes of a colleague

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!

News ·

Beating the Blues

This article appeared in The Hindu on September 14th 2019.

Money Mindset Workshop - Inner Goddess
Workshops, Events ·

Money Mindset Workshop

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: Grief
What To Say Series ·

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. Read this article to know more.

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.

tutorials ·

Bee Inspired

An illustration created by Undefined Comics for Mithra Trust

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
Products ·

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
Events ·

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.