The company has joined the Suicide Prevention India Foundation (SPIF) to help students and parents in times of emotional distress.
CollegeDekho on World Mental Health Day has announced the launch of a new initiative aimed at creating mental health awareness among students in India. The company has joined the Suicide Prevention India Foundation (SPIF) to help students and parents in times of emotional distress, as part of a seven-day campaign to stay live from October 10 to October 16, #MarksNahinHaalPoocho.
A recent UNICEF report found that one in seven Indians between the ages of 15 and 24 suffers from depression or mental health problems. For many students, Academic Stress is one of the major contributors to stress and with college viewers, the Suicide Prevention India Foundation (SPIF) is building a platform with access to trained medical counselors for mental health and wellness. Students and parents will have access to a toll-free helpline that will provide 24×7 free counseling by trained medical counselors for 7 days and a platform from CollegeDekho.com that allows students to share their stories anonymously or publicly. Their concerns will be addressed by professional specialists, psychiatrists and psychologists who will guide them through their stress. Students can access a self-help tool kit available on the CollegeDekho website and view contact details of government aided hospitals that offer free counseling across India.