Stories

Stories, poems, articles & resources sourced from our community, to guide you through your mental health journey. Powered by a consent driven trigger warning system.

Tips for Your First Therapy Appointment

The realization that you could benefit from therapy is not an easy one to arrive at. We appreciate your courage in starting a potentially life-changing journey. If this is the first time you’re experiencing therapy, or a new counsellor, you might be having some questions.

Easing Into Your First Therapy Session

In one’s journey to practice mental health care, a counsellor that gets you and supports your journey is one we all hope for. When it comes to beginning that journey in therapy, we know that the process isn’t as easy as we’d like for it to be.

Tying Threads Together

A guest post by Shivranjana Rathore. In this series of blog posts for TheMindClan, I have written about recognising emotional abuse and about the need to understand the meaning of, and fallacies in the perceived meaning of family.

Making Our Mental Health Platform More Accessible

When we launched TheMindClan in May of last year, we knew we wanted to empower you with tools for mental health care. As we grew, we became increasingly aware of the sensitivity we need to convey, and inclusivity we need to nurture towards every individual who uses the platform.

Let's Talk About Family

A guest post by Shivranjana Rathore. Before you start reading this, I want you to take a pen and paper and answer this - What does ‘home’ mean to you? Hold on to this question because this will remain the central point of this post.

What I Learned When I Attended a Workshop on Relationships

We’ve all grown up assuming that our relationships with our friends, family, and romantic partners will be smooth. If two people love and care about each other, things between them are bound to be good, right?

Recognizing Emotional Abuse

A guest post by Shivranjana Rathore. Pull Quotes: "The key to understanding emotional abuse therefore, lies in checking the extent of negative impact a person has on one’s psyche." "Does a dynamic make one feel lesser every time there is an exchange?

Jugaad: A Little Book of Know-hows from Young People about Mental Health

A guest post by Yashna Vishwanathan. Jugaad - A Little Book of Know-hows from Young People about Mental Health Jugaad is a little book on mental health shaped by the lived experiences of 14 really powerful voices by young people, which is curated by Yashna Vishwanathan and has drawings by Ananya Broker Parekh.

MhWHY

A guest post by Chetana Iyer. Over the past year, I was working with women situationed in a fragile, perilous situation, one that people without privilege so often find themselves in. This was in a therapeutic context, & the first thing to hit me when I went in there, was that their ‘needs’ could not be more removed from the so-called domain of mental health.

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