Happiness is a state we all want, yet remains the most elusive. The ever emerging question, “Can we choose to be happy and feel upbeat about life?” holds a central place in the birth of The Mind Diaries (TMD).
While the ambiguity of life surrounds us like a shadow, we at TMD certainly believe in the importance of and encourage looking at life with excitement and joy.
Why? You may ask. The pandemic that caught the world unawares in 2020, brought several mental health issues to the fore. Stress at work, relationship issues, vulnerability of children to mental health problems, loneliness of the elderly, depression, anxiety, suicides and deaths became issues that not one, but the masses grappled with in some shape or form.
It is public knowledge that feeling low, depressed, unsure or hopeless are not a natural state for the mind. Yet, they remain problems, far from being addressed and acknowledged.
The core of TMD emerges from the belief that mental health matters and we want to showcase just how much!
We set out with the vision to become a powerful voice for mental health awareness and knowledge while creating an ecosystem that fosters beautiful minds.
What better way to pursue this goal than by normalising mental health issues, break the stigma around seeking help and bring alive stories of hope? Hence, we set out with a mission to raise awareness about mental health, encourage/help people reach out for help and bring about a much needed positive impact to the society we live in.
The Mind Diaries is a bi-monthly mental health and well-being online magazine. The magazine is available digitally and in print, in English and with some pages in Hindi. We intend to soon come out with an entire edition in Hindi. We value honesty, credibility, transparency and expertise.
The range of stories serve the dual purpose of starting a long overdue conversation around mental health in a non-threatening manner, as well as serve as an outstretched hand to those struggling with similar issues, with the hope to inspire them to open up and seek treatment.
Because we very strongly believe that Healthy in Mind is Healthy in Body!