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NID finds a 'dost' for its students' mental well-being

DNAHM123940 | 10/11/2018 | Author : Tanushree Bhatia | WC :355 | Education & Careers

Go Incognito: Often, students are less enthusiastic about meeting counsellors in person

After IIT-Madras, National Institute of Design, becomes the second educational institution to make provisions for its students to deal with stress and anxiety and open up to counsellors.
Four year old start up YourDost, is an emotional online platform that offers counselling services round the clock, while keeping their identity of the users anonymous.
The institute has bought the services of YourDost so that the students can avail it for free.
YourDost was founded by Richa Singh, a graduate of IIT-Guwahati, after one of her batch mates committed suicide due to academic pressure. She had realised then the need to have someone to speak to, which can even help save lives. The platform allows instant access to users to s
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