Why we started it?
As young enthusiastic professionals, we always met with a wall of ignorance and misinformation when it came to mental health. One of the most common challenges we faced during therapy was to dispense with the basic myths of getting professional mental health. To circumvent this wall, and perhaps make a dent in it, no matter how small, we created Alive. We wanted to help bridge the gap between distresses and help through meaningfully fun and engaging means. We found a resistance from people to seek help because they had no understanding of what mental health issues were, or even if they did, they didn’t know how to address them. Finally, malpracticing and unqualified professionals marred the sanctity of our field. To address all these issues, we channeled our creative energies into Alive. We wanted to bring more professionally accessible help to the masses to help them know themselves better. And like the Mahatma said, we tried to be the change we wanted to see in the world.