Thank you for taking the time to read this. If you got here, it probably means that you have something to do with mental health. Let me start off by introducing myself. I am Vikas and am a psychiatrist by profession, I run the vivid mind clinic in Chennai.
The vivid mind project is conceptualized as a portal which is meant to connect an individual seeking mental health care to a resource that can help them out. These resources can take the form of reliable information, screening modules and self-help material that can guide a care seeker in the right direction. These resources are not meant to replace the expertise of a mental health professional but are meant to augment care. We are also involved in developing intuitive mobile applications that can help users take control of several mental health issues. Take a look at our apps here, we hope to have several more in the market by the end of this year.
The vivid mind project hopes to be able to effectively screen for mental illness and provide mental health care assistance in the form of either self-help ( workbooks, articles, mobile apps, videos, podcasts) and/or referrals to support groups or professionals in an anonymous and automated manner. Seeking and obtaining help should be as easy as buying something on amazon.
Currently, the thevividmind.org website hosts several screening tests and several basic articles about common mental illnesses. We want to reach out to all mental health stake holders who would be willing to help people suffering with mental health issues.
Who are we looking for ?
- People with lived experience – You may be some one who is going through mental health issues, someone who has beaten mental health challenges or someone caring for a loved one with mental health issues. You guys are foremost experts in how mental illness feels and are the most important piece of he mental health care puzzle. You guys know what works and what doesn’t.
- Mental health providers – Anybody helping people with mental issues at a professional capacity. Psychologists, psychiatrists, counselors, occupational therapists, art therapists, speech and language experts. Not to exclude physical instructors, yoga trainers and life coaches.
- Organizations working with mental health – Clinics, hospitals and NGO’s dealing with mental health awareness and or support.
- Everyone – Feel like you are someone who has something to contribute, but you don’t fall into any of the above categories ? We want your suggestions as well.
What will you be signing up for ?
If you choose to join us, we will be able to list you on a page with other like-minded mental health stakeholders for people to reach out to. If willing, you may contribute to the content of the website, choose to edit/ translate existing articles. You may also help develop new interventions and self-help modules or write articles of your own.
There will be no ratings, reviews, advertisements or charges here. We want to give people a list of credible people who are ready to provide assistance. If you are a practicing professional you can charge clients as usual and take appointments via any modality of your choice. We hope to create a healthy space for all things related to mental health.
You can read more about what we are planning for the future here.