The Mood Space is an e-counseling platform to deliver support for individuals dealing with stress, anxiety, depression and other mental health related concerns. Our services enable you to seek help in a confidential and convenient way via phone and video sessions.
I remember my last day before this lockdown struck us, I was in Mumbai with my friends – our exams had gotten canceled due to the occurrence of COVID-19 but things didn’t seem THAT serious back then. We went out for a drink to our favorite place and little did we know that that would be our last time together for a while. I remember the day the “lockdown” was officially announced, it was 22nd March 2020 – honestly my first reaction was just a rush of emotions. I was an extrem
We recently asked people to write a letter to their mental health, and here’s what they wrote! #Part2 Hi Self, I want myself to feel fresh and energetic throughout my life without any outside judgment. For that, I try to keep myself away from toxic people and the people who pass remarks on me. Those remarks probably sometimes teach me and motivate me to grow further and nurture myself. They increase my potential and rectify my errors if any. But if the remarks are toxic then
We recently asked people to write a letter to their mental health, and here’s what they wrote! #Part1 Dear little mind, I know we've had major indifferences in the past. I know I've blamed you for most of the things in my life. I know I've hated you for hating my body. I know I've given you a hard time for giving me a hard time. But we've grown up. Won't you agree? We have learned to embrace ourselves and accept that sometimes we have difficulties and (most of the time) I've
As social human beings, being in a relationship provides us with support, love, comfort, and an idea of a good life. This relationship can be a romantic one, a one with friends, or even familial bonds. But what happens when one feels like an outsider in their relationship? Does the relationship make you feel disrespected and unloved? Does it demand more mental and physical time than you can provide? Does it make you feel as if you are not good enough and unworthy? And, do you
We have gained independence from the shackles of the British, but what about gaining independence from the shackles of ‘Log Kya Kahenge’ ('What will People Say?') that prevents us from becoming the real version of ourselves? What about the independence that prevents us from blooming into what we always wanted to be? How many times have we done or not done something, thinking - “Log Kya Kahenge?” (“What will people say?”) And when things didn’t turn out to be the way you wante
I was wondering how I’m going to start this piece and this small anecdote that happened a few days ago came to mind. A small disclaimer before I start, Arthur (My 18 Months Old Labrador) is much more to me than just a pet and at certain times in this article, I will refer to him as “My Boy” or any other cliched nickname but that’s the thing - to me, he was never a dog or a puppy. He is my baby who changed my life. A few days ago, I was deeply disturbed by everything happening
They say that someone comes along when you feel broken. They fix you. They make you look forward to life again. And then you give them the name of life. You start looking forward to them. You start creating your own little world around them and you start visualizing what life would look like with them by your side. At that moment, nothing seems more beautiful than that thought and then, when you truly get to live it, you fear losing it. This fear. This fear exists because the
Mental Health is a topic that is extremely wide-ranged and even though the stigma attached to Mental Health still exists in a variety of aspects, things are changing irrespective of how slow the process may seem. However, when we do talk about Mental Health, as a society, we neglect “Men’s Mental Health” a lot and the first question is why does such discrimination exist? Throughout our lives, we have been told and reminded repeatedly that women form the emotional aspect of hu
“Boundaries are your responsibility. You decide what is and isn’t allowed in your life.” -Brittney Moses Have you ever gotten hurt by someone close to you when they intentionally did something you did not want them to do? Did you feel that you weren’t important enough for them to respect your likes and dislikes? Do you often feel the need to take a step back from a conversation but the thought that you may hurt another person’s feelings, stopped you from doing that? If this h
Most of us have come across the term ‘self-compassion’, we all interpret it in different ways but despite that, I believe that a lot of us fail to realize what it actually means, and even if we do, we struggle to implement it in our lives. However, if we did, a lot of us would not be fighting our feelings or fighting the way we feel or the mistakes we made or make. Self-compassion focuses on being open to one’s own suffering, to not avoid or disconnect from it, and to generat
So many times we experience feelings that make us ask the question, “What is happening to me?”. Some of us also realize that we need help but don’t consider seeking professional help or therapy because we feel that therapy is only for “extreme” situations. What we don’t understand is that the effect of situations and feelings cannot be compared because what affected me deeply, wouldn't necessarily affect you that way. Therapy can help people in dealing with mental health conc
I have been devoting all my time towards studying different aspects of Psychology including the different forms of therapies that are now used to treat clients struggling with any form of mental illness. We all are aware of the most common form of therapy known as cognitive behavioural therapy which is solely focused on restructuring the client’s negative thought patterns to make them feel less depressed and more positive. CBT is used to treat almost every disorder or illness
You: “Listen I need to talk to you. Do you have a minute?” Friend: “Umm..can I…” You: “Okay, so I’m really upset with how my manager spoke to me today and it’s not only about today, I just feel like she keeps demeaning my work and humiliating me in front of other colleagues. Even things at home aren’t that great, my parents have such high expectations of me, I just can’t deal with everything anymore.” Friend: “I’m really sorry, I’m in the middle of something, can I call you b
When you have plans for going to a party, do you feel like cancelling them last minute because you feel anxious about going? Do you have the fear of gaining attention from people to such an extent that you start sweating or trembling? Attending parties, for people having social anxiety could be a nightmare. The steps from the thought of going to the party, to interacting with people and then finally leaving it, give rise to a lot of anxiety and stress.
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