Teen Mental Health Society!
Teen Mental Health Society started as a small Zoom-based organization in September of 2020 in Mumbai, India amidst the COVID-19 pandemic. It served as a virtual platform for teenagers and young adults to come together every Sunday to find tiny pieces of hope, a sense of community, and resilience during the long, haunting months of lockdown.
Aly Pain, Canada
An incredible young lady creating a global movement to support teens by bringing mental health professionals, authors, speakers, and influencers to share their stories
Marc Davis, UK
Aayushi and her team are an inspirational group of people, showing courage beyond their years to raise awareness for various issues surrounding mental health. It has been a privilege to share experiences with them as we all begin to understand our struggles. Keep up the good work.
Jo Morton Brown, UK
Teen Mental Health Society is an incredible support network that organises incredible speakers to support and motivate young people by aiming to promote good mental health.
We organize engaging online sessions led by experts, where we delve deep into vital mental health topics. Our interactive format allows you to participate in real-time Q&A sessions, gaining valuable insights and guidance as we navigate the complexities of mental well-being together.
Our impact extends beyond a single channel; it encompasses a holistic approach to mental health support. From podcasts and magazines to face-to-face interactions in schools and conferences, we meet people where they are.
Peer Support Networks
Through our PSN program, we created safe and confidential spaces for sharing experiences and fostered mutual encouragement and emotional healing while providing a sense of belonging and community for participants.
Extensive Knowledge Base
We've dedicated countless hours to gather and create a vast repository of mental health content covering a wide spectrum of topics, from coping strategies to wellness practices.
The TMHS Impact
Our impact extends beyond a single channel; it encompasses a holistic approach to mental health support. From the digital realm to face-to-face interactions, we meet people where they are.
We've dedicated countless hours to gather and create a vast repository of mental health content. Our commitment to accessibility means that anyone, anywhere can access this wealth of information.
South Africa, China, the Philippines, Thailand, Italy, Uruguay, Israel and more! Our global reach brings together a rich tapestry of experiences, traditions, and perspectives.
“Aayushi coming to my school has changed my life. She has truly made me a better person and I’m so glad to know that she does this for so many people in the world. This world needs her and it’s such a beautiful and bright place with you in it. Thank you for being there for me and simply existing. You’re one of a kind”
- Class 11th Student
"Being a part of TMHS has been a memorable experience and has already made such a strong impact. Each guest speaker shares their mental health-related stories and provides amazing advice. Joining TMHS has provided me with the opportunity to network with a great community of mental health professionals and youth advocates. I am so excited to see where this project will go!"
- TMHS Support Group Member
Teachers' Mental Well-being Toolkit
Half of all mental health conditions start by 14 years of age, but most cases go undetected and untreated.
In response to the escalating demand for comprehensive mental health support within the Indian education system, we present the Teacher's Mental Well-being Toolkit. This program is thoughtfully curated to empower educators with the expertise, skills, and resources required to prioritize mental health for both themselves and their students. By fostering an inclusive school environment, we intend to cultivate well-being, academic excellence, and resilience.
From the Founder's Desk
In 2020, stuck at home amid a deadly, global pandemic, I saw everyone around me struggling with their mental health just as much, if not, more than their physical health. The pandemic was a threat to both our mental and physical well-being at the same time.
I was diagnosed with clinical depression at 15 years old and it didn't take me long to understand that even having access to a psychiatrist who could diagnose me was a privilege. From watching my father drive to three different cities to buy antidepressants to noticing the lack of mental health resources in my school, I noticed the loopholes and stigma attached to mental health.
At 16, I started the Teen Mental Health Society to raise awareness about common mental health disorders, the early indicators of an underlying mental health condition, and establishing dialogue about the topic. Seeing TMHS grow from a figment of my imagination to a globally celebrated nonprofit organization in the span of a couple of years has been my greatest joy, and I am grateful that you are here today!