Speak Listen Heal
A Safe Space for your Mental and Emotional Health
“Alone we can do so little, TOGETHER we can do so much”
– HELEN KELLER
Speak listen heal introduces an online support group CLEAN THE CLOSE IN YOUR HEAD.
A platform for your mental and emotional health.
What is a support group?
A support group is a safe space where you are allowed to talk about your feelings, struggles, problems openly, and honestly with the people who have a common purpose. These groups aim to share experiences and advice that can be healing to the mind-body and spirit.
Where people feel heard and safe.
“Although support and self-help groups can vary greatly, all these groups share one thing in common — they provide you places one can share personal stories, express emotions, and be heard in an atmosphere of acceptance, understanding, and encouragement. Participants share information and resources. Also, people in a support group strengthen and empower themselves, by helping each other.”
ABOUT THE FOUNDER
Yashita Khera is a mental health advocate and founder of speak listen heal support groups.She is also an Art therapy facilitator, trained in counseling skills, therapy skills, and positive psychology interventions. She has been working in the field for more than 1.5 years. She aspires to promote mental health and eradicate the stigma attached to it through her services.
MENTAL AND EMOTIONAL HEALTH SUPPORT GROUPS.
Why these support groups?
As we know this coronavirus outbreak is in many ways dominating our lives we are spending a lot of time at home and many of our regular social activities are no longer available to us we don’t know how exactly we’ll be impacted or how bad things might get and that makes it all easy to catastrophize and spiral out into overwhelming dread and panic. Anxiety, stress, fear, sadness, and loneliness are the natural responses to the situation we are in..
At times of stress, we work better in a company and with support.
There is a prevailing belief that in any crisis you deal with the physical issues first, but now as we are in the midst of a worldwide pandemic, In all this chaos, one thing we forget to take care of is our mental health. Hoping mental health problems will be taken care of on their own can lead to worsening the situation.
- You get to hear others’ stories and see/hear others’ attitudes, which makes you feel uplifted and reminds you of the extent of possibility.
- It allows you to be with people who know what you are talking about. It helps relieve some of the isolation you inevitably experience and make you feel a sense of connection to the group.
- It brings you a sense of empowerment and hope.
- It helps you stay motivated and improves your coping skills and sense of adjustment.
- It helps you get practical, non-judgmental, and provides supportive feedback.
This closet support group will never force you to participate in it as we understand that not everyone is ready to share their personal information with strangers right away, so it’s okay to just listen until you feel ready. Often listening to other people’s stories can provide you comfort and needed information. This can prepare you to begin to support others you may encounter in the future who are struggling with similar challenges.
- Everything said and heard in the group will be treated with respect for the participants’ privacy. What is said in the group stays in the group.
- Silence is acceptable. No one needs to say anything she/he does not wish to say.
- The group is supportive rather than judgmental.
- The group offers respect for individual choices and experiences.
- Only one person talks at a time.
- No one is allowed to dominate the conversation.
- Begin and end meetings on time.
CALL FOR VOLUNTEERS
Who can help?
We are looking for creative, enthusiastic, and committed individuals who are passionate to make a difference in the mental health conditions in India.Whether you have an hour or a whole day to spare, you can make a difference and we would love to hear from you.
We have opportunities for everyone to get involved, regardless of where you live or how much time you have to give.