Guest Posts

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.

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.


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.

A Collection of Pieces

A guest post by Chetana Iyer. O K A Y B R E A T H E T H I S L E T G O H O P E W H I R L O K A Y There’s no answer to whether it is a good thing or a bad thing to be merely okay.

Wither Away Slowly

A guest post by Pooja Krishnakumar. Trigger Warning: Mentions of self-harm & death.

Introducing The Buddy System by The Plane Jar

A guest post by The Plane Jar. Under our Mental Health Campaign, we provide aid to people in many ways such as counselling, support group and the buddy system. So, what is the Buddy System? The Buddy System is an initiative started by The Plane Jar in order to provide emotional support to whoever needs it.