Limelighting Life Collective is a mental health organization based in New Delhi. We aspire to bring mental health into the 'limelight' and normalize it as an important part of every individual's life.
Founded in 2020, we are registered under Section 2(68) of Companies Act, 2013.
Our Core Values
These core values reflect a commitment to not only addressing mental health concerns but also acknowledging the broader societal factors that influence mental well-being. They set the foundation for us to create meaningful change at the intersection of mental health and social justice.
We believe that mental health cannot be understood in isolation from other aspects of a person's identity, such as race, gender, sexuality, and socio-economic background. We are committed to recognizing and addressing the complex intersections of various identities in our approach to mental health support.
Trauma Informed Care
We strive to offer safety, choice, collaboration, trustworthiness and empowerment. Ensuring that the physical and emotional safety of an individual is addressed.
We are advocates for change in mental health policies and practices. By amplifying the voices of marginalized communities, we strive to influence policy-makers and mental health institutions to adopt more inclusive and effective approaches.
Community > Competition
We prioritize community-building over competition. We believe that mental health issues are best challenged with a fostering a sense of belonging and interconnectedness. All professionals and organizations have so much to offer, creating a network of trusted associates in the field is essential to fight the stigma.
We believe in the power of collaboration among individuals, communities, and organizations. We actively seek partnerships with groups that share our values, aiming to build a collective movement for improved mental health care.
Progress > Perfection
We acknowledge that the journey to mental well-being is not linear, and there is no one-size-fits-all solution. Rather than striving for perfection, we celebrate the progress made by each individual. We encourage growth, learning, and resilience, recognizing that small steps forward are significant wins.
Building at our Pace
We started as an Instagram page in March 2019. As freshers enrolled in a master’s program, we were buzzing with ideas but felt the absence of an outlet for creative expression. Keeping the ethical principles and boundaries in mind, we focused on mental health awareness drawing majorly from our own experiences. During the last one and a half years, we have tried to create an open space to have conversations about mental health and build a community of sorts. As psychologists in training, we were also invited to facilitate a workshop session for a psychology internship program organized by Youth for Mental Health in December, 2019.
Today, as counselling psychologists we wish to combine our subject related knowledge and experiences gained from our journey towards a more formalized approach. In September 2020, we registered Limelighting Life Collective under Section 2(68) of Companies Act, 2013. As a mental health organisation, we hope to collaborate with individuals from varied disciplines and perspectives to make our journey more inclusive, holistic and valuable.