” HOTM has served me like ‘A family away from a Family’ sort.”
- Anmol More, Research & Content Intern
A home is a place where you allow yourself to feel most like you- a safe place, a place of no judgment, surrounded by people who comfort and support you in your life’s pursuit of sunnier meadows. As college undergraduates, we realized a massive taboo around mental health. We understood the concept of a ‘safe space’, where we are encouraged to have opinions and open discussions on topics that directly impact us. Seeking a safe space strengthens our mental health by letting us be vulnerable. By sharing our experiences, challenges, shortcomings and more- we have the power to empower many more lives and not feel alone or unsupported in this journey.
“HOTM is a safe space where we create safe spaces! We work towards making the world a better place. To me, it means doing my best for the world’s best”
- Srishti Hota, Marketing Team Member
In a world filled with judgment and negative stereotypes, having a home — physical or virtual — for you to open up and ask for help is critical for mental health. At Huesofthemind, we’ve always believed foremost in inculcating a Safe Space for our community. We call ourselves Team Sahaara– Sahaara translates to support. Our team envisions supporting others and making a difference in their lives. Huesofthemind is a non-profit organization run by progressive youth, where we try to stir more conversations related to mental health- to spread awareness and reduce the stigma around it. We aspire to create a space that encourages inclusivity through our workshops and campaigns.
“The unavailability of funds, inaccessibility to mental health professionals, a completely virtual platform because of COVID, were some of the challenges we faced initially.”
- Rishi Raj Singh, Technology Coach
“Did you know that the warm and fuzzy feeling you get from helping others is compelling? There’s just something very comforting about the delight of ‘giving’ that makes me love my work!”
- Shristi Pandey, Director of Research & Content
We launched our first book, Hues of You, curated with nothing but love and the pure feeling of expressing ourselves in the most genuine manners possible. There’s nothing more valuable for us than the immense and immeasurable support of our community for each initiative of ours!
“We’re continuously and tirelessly working towards connecting with the members and helping everyone in the community engage with each other in a positive and fun manner.”
- Anushka Gupta, Director of Human Resources
We’ve had the absolute honor of harboring four wondrous initiatives successfully. The first initiative is HueShare, our support group facilitation service for our members to share their experiences or seek guidance from experienced Mental Health Professionals. Our second initiative- Hues of You- this coffee-table book brings peace and soothes the soul with every turned page. Shortly after publishing it, our team came together to start HuesRadio, a podcast that discusses the various aspects of Mental Health, unpacking one concept and our experiences with it after the other with each progressing episode. A journey unforgettable, the release of the last episode of Season 1 of HuesRadio made the whole of Team Sahaara sparkle with the glow of accomplishment and pride. With the generous festival of Diwali around the corner in October 2021, we launched HuesMerch – our merchandise in collaboration with talented small businesses! From planners and stickers to potted plants and crocheted plushies, we ensured that the gift-giving season was filled with joy, Mental Health awareness, and support for our fellow hard-working small businesses!
Among other accomplishments, our milestones have made us proudest! We are the youngest team to be awarded the National IHW Award by the Former Health Secretary of India in honor of our Repository that helps individuals connect with Mental Health Professionals in and around their city. With over 30 editions of our fortnightly newsletter, HuesLetter, we celebrated the art of having more open conversations with our families. Our workshops have impacted more than 10,000 people in India and beyond! We’ve accomplished a lot in a comparatively short period, which is our biggest and proudest achievement in itself. And we’re more than determined to keep this achievement intact for every project to be taken up henceforth!
“I envision Huesofthemind extending its helping hand to every soul in need worldwide. There are a lot of organizations that offer help on a small scale, but I know that Huesofthemind can and will grow to consist of a global community that feels like home <3”
- Hrushitaa Murali, Director of Psychology & Research
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