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Our helpline is free, private and confidential 24/7 phone and online counselling service.
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For some people, stressful life events can contribute to symptoms of depression, Work-related stress can also have negative impacts on mental health.If you’re looking for information on events that address psychiatry you have come to the right place.
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Campaigns

Dedicated to creating mental health awareness in India, My-Zindagi Foundation has initiated various Campaigns on mental health. Find information and details on how to participate in these Campaigns here.
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The signs and symptoms you have been experiencing.My-Zindagi Foundation dedicated to creating mental health awareness in India.
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Depression is more than just ‘feeling’ sad. It is a whole lot mixture of thoughts, emotions, feelings and behaviours. We use the word ‘depression’ a lot of time but what does it really mean? Does it have a scientific basis?

  • No problem is too big or too small.
  • We are here 24 hours a day, 7 days a week.
  • We are those ears that listen, the voice that can be trusted.

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Helpline

Depression may not go away on its own. It’s really important to talk to somebody you can trust. Good news is- it can be treated. And we have raised our voices to help you and your loved ones. Talk, chat or video call trained professional about your troubles or ask a question on mental health.
Our helpline is free, private and confidential 24/7 phone and online counselling service for people from age 18 onwards.
There are four options for you to connect with an expert mental health practitioner. Choose what feels right for yourself:
Before doing anything, take the burns depression test.
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Privacy and confidentiality

Privacy and confidentiality

Your trust and confidence are important to us. The purpose of this policy is to state the position of the My-Zindagi Foundation on donor confidentiality and donor anonymity and will guide the actions of the Board of Trustees.
respect people

All people are treated with respect

Respecting people means understanding the real nature of their problem along with them; to understand what is causing the problem, and thus challenge the counsellor to come out with solutions by triggering with probing questions.
Choose counsellor

All people can choose the gender of the counsellor to speak to

Finding a Counsellor is all about matching with someone you’ll feel comfortable pursuing talk with.So You can absolutely ask for a counsellor of a specific gender.
same counsellor

People can access to the same counsellor if they wish to

Some people may feel more at ease knowing they’re discussing a particular issue with someone they can more easily relate to.They may simply feel more comfortable speaking about personal and intimate topics with someone whom already connected.
Motivated people

People are never judged, they are helped and motivated to live a better life.

we can all experience a lack of motivation, mental health ... For people living with mental health problems, the pressures of life can be ... do whatever it takes that you think will help to make you feel better.
effectiveness

To improve reach and effectiveness. Hand in hand, never separate.

Self Awareness and the Effective Leader ... what they don't know than from leaders who pretend to know it all. ... On the other hand, when you take responsibility for what you don't ... both of which will increase your leadership effectiveness.

What we do

We are here to help you with anything related
to mental health! Things like

Mental health

Mental health is a level of psychological well-being or an absence of mental illness - the state of someone who is "functioning at a satisfactory...

Physical health and identity

The human body as a biological mechanism, researchers are finding that many aspects of physical health are strongly linked to a person's emotions...

Relationships and sexual issues

Relationship problems that can affect sexual interaction include pervasive hostility, poor communication, lack of trust.

Life issues

Life issues are common problems, issues and/or crises that happen to normal people living normal lives.

Family and Friends

Whether it's your partner, child, parent, workmate or friend behaviour.

School and work

Many students experience stress at school, leading to poor performance and grades. Find out the most common causes of school stress.

eSafety and social media

Safeguard yourself and your friends by understanding the issues and knowing how to respond. ... eSafety issues.

women empowerment

Women's empowerment is all about equipping and allowing women to make life-determining decisions through the different problems in society.

All issues that directly lead to mental turmoil.

Stress can lead to or exacerbate mood disorders such as depression and ... self-hate, and guilt.

FAQs

Frequently Asked Questions
How can I help someone in depression?
If you think someone might be dealing with depression you might avoid them as you don’t know what to do or say or maybe you don’t really understand what its all about. To coonectwitht hem, here are few tips
  • Make sure the person is closed one to you. Don try to help a stranger without their consent.
  • Pick a quiet and private place
  • Give the person plenty of time to relax and make an environment of positivity.
  • Listen more than talk.
  • Pay attention to their feelings
  • Save your advice for later, if possible don’t give any sort of advices.
  • Sit face to face.
  • Listening isn’t same as agreeing, so don’t agree, just listen and try to understand the feeling
  • Try to ask questions which are open ended in nature rather than stating answers. Don’t give them answers to their problem, simply ask questions.
  • Offer re assurance and hope. For example, say “thank you for telling me how you feel”. Thank you for trusting me, I am here for you. Etc.
  • Urge and assist them to take professional help. Make sure you are dealing with the most sensitive organ of human body- the mind. Tread carefully.
What NOT to say or do with someone in depression.
It is really important to be kind and accepting. If the person has opened up to you, which is a big thing for them, so it becomes absolutely important NOT to things that will worsen the situation-
  • Tell them to buck up or snap out of it or its justa phase or make themselves better.
  • DO NOT ENCOURAGE THEM TO CONSUME ALCOHOL, DRUGSOR ANY OTHER POTENT ADDICTIONS as a way of coping – this always makes things worse.
  • Avoid them on later stage, they already feel alone, once they have confined in you don’t make them feel more lonely by avoiding them.
  • Assume the problem will just go on its own.
  • Judge or criticise them for what they are doing.
  • Suggest or imply that they are weak and they should stay strong.
Is suicidal thoughts serious or just phases of cognitive or thought process?
Please please please take any thoughts around suicide or self harm seriously. Its okay to talk about it and its okay to share with your closed ones and experts. Don’t leave someone if they feel unsafe or suicidal.
If you think someone is having thoughts about hurting or killing themselves, urgent help is required. Contact our 24/7 helpline (number). Immediately contact helpline. Always ask permission to contact services on a person’s behalf. But if you feel they are in immediate danger and they wont give permission, you may need to go against their wishes.
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