Alarmed by the rising rates of suicides and stress levels in India and the concurrent social stigma attached to seeing a psychologist, Richa Singh co-founded Your D.O.S.T -- an emotional support network for people to anonymously discuss their problems with qualified and experienced individuals. Since its launch in December 2014, over 50,000 people have sought support on the portal and the numbers continue to grow.View Complete Profile
Your online emotional support system
In this thought-provoking talk, Richa Singh shares her motivation for starting YourDOST - a wellness platform powered by anonymity coupled with guidance from trained professionals. A personal loss led Richa to research and understand why people in India struggle to ask for help - be it from friends, family or professionals. She believes a technological solution that empowers people to improve their mental health anonymously could be the answer to a very big social problem.
Recorded at INK2015, Mumbai