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Help us ride out Depression

The 'meh' kit riding out depression was created by people who were in a depressive episode which they called the 'meh'. The beauty of this kit is that it comes from a place of fracture, of brokenness and in creating this kit there is healing and warmth.   What the kit provides is an understanding of what a depressive episode can feel like, and interactive tools to help ride out an episode. This self- help kit is simple to understand, interactive, engaging, and full of warmth and hope.  A prototype of the kit has been tested with audiences in Chennai and Bangalore and the reactions have been extremely heart-warming, here are a few lines from those who have engaged with the prototype:

"found it beautiful and empathetic without being overwhelming."

"I felt that I needed to hold those cards with me and use them in the different situations I encounter throughout the day."  

"What blew me away was how well thought of every single item in the kit was."

"The main notion in the cards is validating someone's emotions"

" I also felt that I can live my life with different narratives in my head and that can be very liberating, through using the phrases written on the card."

"It made me feel powerful, as the opposite of helpless."

"The small yet impactful illustrations spoke so well with me and made me smile ear to ear throughout."

We need your help to produce our first batch of 350 kits which will help people who ride out their depressive episode.

A depressive episode always ends, but during the episode, it is one of the darkest times a person can go through. The kit is designed to help people understand their episode and ride it out. The kit has many elements to it, it uses illustrations to explain what a depressive episode can feel like, it has a DIY element to it, and also provides tools to ride it out which helps battle self-talk, alienation and even tiredness. What is unique about this is that the kit can be interacted with and personalised to the users needs.

This kit is not a diagnostics tool and does not help the user identify if they are depressed and it can be used along with therapy and medication.

Please help us reach our goal and produce 350 kits to help those who need it in their darkest hours.
Sneak peek of what is in the meh kit, riding out depression
Sneak peek of what is in the meh kit, riding out depression
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27th August 2019
Hello!
Greetings from Mithra Trust!
The Meh Kit, that came into being because of your support and faith in our work is now ready : )
We have begun to ship the kit today, and have 16 orders since we announced just a few days ago and 3 organisations in the mental health space keen to engage further using the kit as a resource. We are very excited to have initial reactions, and experiences of engaging with the kit coming in. These are absolutely invaluable to us as it will help us fine-tune and improve further iterations of the kit.

For now, we have priced the kits at INR 750 (excluding  shipping). This amount will help us create the second round of kits without having to initiate a second round of fundraising for this programme. We constantly strive to ensure that we create sustainable models of funding and feel strongly that where possible / feasible we should operate as a social enterprise and ensure revenue through our own programmes and products.

As our first supporters who embraced our vision the way we did, we wanted to extend our deepest gratitude for your donations, that enabled the creation of this resource.

If you'd like to buy the kit for yourself or someone else, please do fill out the form below, and we'll get back to you with shipping costs and the logistical details: https://tinyurl.com/mithrafeedback

Once again, thank you so much for your encouragement and support! It keeps us going!

Warmly
Team Mithra

Hello!
Greetings from Mithra Trust!
The Meh Kit, that came into being because of your support and faith in our work is now ready : )
We have begun to ship the kit today, and have 16 orders since we announced just a few days ago and 3 organisations in the mental health space keen to engage further using the kit as a resource. We are very excited to have initial reactions, and experiences of engaging with the kit coming in. These are absolutely invaluable to us as it will help us fine-tune and improve further iterations of the kit.

For now, we have priced the kits at INR 750 (excluding  shipping). This amount will help us create the second round of kits without having to initiate a second round of fundraising for this programme. We constantly strive to ensure that we create sustainable models of funding and feel strongly that where possible / feasible we should operate as a social enterprise and ensure revenue through our own programmes and products.

As our first supporters who embraced our vision the way we did, we wanted to extend our deepest gratitude for your donations, that enabled the creation of this resource.

If you'd like to buy the kit for yourself or someone else, please do fill out the form below, and we'll get back to you with shipping costs and the logistical details: https://tinyurl.com/mithrafeedback

Once again, thank you so much for your encouragement and support! It keeps us going!

Warmly
Team Mithra

20th August 2019
Hello there,

Your donations made the production of this Kit possible <3 I'm super excited to announce that we start shipping The Meh Kit Riding Out Depression from next week! Each kit is priced at INR 750 ( which covers the cost of the Kit). If you'd like to buy this kit for yourself or for someone else, please do fill out the form and we'll get back to you with shipping costs and next steps https://tinyurl.com/y4527z5g.

If you'd like to be reminded again about what the Meh Kit is, read on :)
The Meh Kit is a self-help kit that provides an understanding of what a depressive episode feels like and interactive tools to help ride it out.

The Meh Kit is for you if :
You are going through a depressive episode
You've been through a depressive episode in the past
You have someone in your life that's been through/going through a depressive episode
If you'd like an understanding of what it feels like to be in the 'Meh'
If you would like to work through and engage with your own well-being

It is not:
A substitute for therapy
A diagnostic tool
Thank you once again for your generosity, it has made these Kits a reality <3
Warmly,
Bhairavi & Team Mithra
Hello there,

Your donations made the production of this Kit possible <3 I'm super excited to announce that we start shipping The Meh Kit Riding Out Depression from next week! Each kit is priced at INR 750 ( which covers the cost of the Kit). If you'd like to buy this kit for yourself or for someone else, please do fill out the form and we'll get back to you with shipping costs and next steps https://tinyurl.com/y4527z5g.

If you'd like to be reminded again about what the Meh Kit is, read on :)
The Meh Kit is a self-help kit that provides an understanding of what a depressive episode feels like and interactive tools to help ride it out.

The Meh Kit is for you if :
You are going through a depressive episode
You've been through a depressive episode in the past
You have someone in your life that's been through/going through a depressive episode
If you'd like an understanding of what it feels like to be in the 'Meh'
If you would like to work through and engage with your own well-being

It is not:
A substitute for therapy
A diagnostic tool
Thank you once again for your generosity, it has made these Kits a reality <3
Warmly,
Bhairavi & Team Mithra
17th June 2019
Hi there,

Thank you so much for contributing to our first ever crowdfunding campaign. Thanks to your support we surpassed our fundraising goal in 6 days!!
If you'd like to stay updated on the Meh Kit, do drop us a line at hello@mithratrust.com as we don't have your contact details and we'll share the journey of the Meh Kit as well as the audience's reactions and feedback : )

Thank you once again!
Warmly,
Bhairavi and Team Mithra
 
Hi there,

Thank you so much for contributing to our first ever crowdfunding campaign. Thanks to your support we surpassed our fundraising goal in 6 days!!
If you'd like to stay updated on the Meh Kit, do drop us a line at hello@mithratrust.com as we don't have your contact details and we'll share the journey of the Meh Kit as well as the audience's reactions and feedback : )

Thank you once again!
Warmly,
Bhairavi and Team Mithra
 
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Rs.300,900 raised

Goal: Rs.200,000

Beneficiary: Mithra Trust info_outline
Only INR donations accepted

Supporters (87)

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ANIRUDH K donated Rs.2,000
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Raj donated Rs.5,000

All the best, Bhairavi and team!

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Supriya donated Rs.2,000

For Bhairavi, the fun-loving girl with a big ❤️

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Anonymous donated Rs.25,000
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Vaishnavi donated Rs.2,000
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Smitha donated Rs.2,500

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