MindNotes from NIMHANS
Have you been feeling emotionally disturbed, sad or anxious for some time?
Have you been wondering whether you have a common mental health problem such as depression or anxiety and whether you need to consult a mental health professional to check it out?
Have you been feeling hesitant to reach out to a professional due to concerns about what it might mean to you or to others or have doubts about whether you really need to consult?
Do you wish to explore a few strategies for managing emotions and distress, as a supplement to professional care/as a first line of basic self-help?
Are you looking to further improve your mental and emotional well-being, even though everything is well right now?
If your answer to any of these questions is yes, MindNotes might be of help for you.
MindNotes from NIMHANS is an app that helps you navigate your mental wellness journey through enhancing self-awareness and gaining clarity about the nature of your common mental health concerns, recognizing and dealing with barriers that prevent you from seeking help, and building your self-help toolkit along the way.
MindNotes contains five sections: Self-discovery, Breaking Barriers, Self-help, Coping with Crisis and Professional Connect.
Take short quizzes to help self-reflect in a systematic way about the nature of your distress.
Read illustrated cases of persons facing common mental health problems (depression/anxiety) to get a clearer understanding of your own experiences.
Respond to standardized self-rating questionnaires for an objective assessment of moods and functioning.
Get personalized recommendations based on the above for next steps that you may want to take.
Discover what stops you from reaching out for help for mental health concerns.
Engage in brief within-app activities to gain newer perspectives and overcome barriers to seeking help and feeling better.
Watch brief, inspiring videos of clients and experts
Learn self-help strategies to strengthen skills to manage emotions and cope with distress. The self-help section contains 7 toolkits that you could pick from – Managing Self-criticality, Mastering Worry, Behavioural Activation, Calming & Soothing, Managing Negative Thoughts, Mastering Anger and Managing Social Anxiety.
Apply what you learnt through using practice subsections
Strengthen your inner resources & self-care as a supplement to professional help
Coping with Crisis
Understand and recognize features of psychological crisis states.
Create your own Crisis Response Plan in advance, to serve as a reminder tool.
Access a directory of helpline numbers, in times of need.
Connect to mental health professionals for a brief chat to clarify doubts about seeking professional help
Connect to professionals through note sharing/audio clips.
Note: MindNotes is not a diagnostic tool for mental health problems or a substitute for consultation with a mental health professional or for psychotherapy. Also, its scope is limited to common mental health concerns. We recommend you consult a mental health professional for evaluation, diagnosis or treatment needs if you think you may be experiencing a mental health problem.