In 2018, Kanika Agarwal, an Indian entrepreneur primarily based out of Singapore, had rushed to hospital suspecting she has had a coronary heart assault. It turned out to be a panic assault as a substitute. As she sought assist, the 28-year-old realised the acute lack of specialized and inexpensive psychological well being remedy in India, motivating her to start out her personal enterprise named MindPeers, a platform that matches individuals to specialised, certified therapists at simply Rs 300 per session.
In an e-mail interplay, Agarwal spoke concerning the persevering with stigma round psychological well being, the significance of inexpensive remedy and her imaginative and prescient to normalise conversations across the challenge.
How does MindPeers purpose to contribute within the space of psychological well being?
MindPeers was based in January 2020 in New Delhi with a easy imaginative and prescient of creating psychological wellness, particularly remedy, inexpensive, accessible and most significantly qualitative for shoppers and organisations. From diagnosing your self actual time to getting the appropriate certified and specialist therapist to your wants, now we have an end-to-end psychological wellness platform. Apart from human intervention, our tech platform offers personalised therapeutic strategies/suggestions for the long run to assist one in self-care to allow them to independently care for their psychological wellness for a lifetime. We even have India’s first science-based worker help program that’s serving to each corporates and colleges on taking good care of psychological well being on the macro degree.
You might have battled psychological well being points your self…
I’m a serial entrepreneur. Regardless of the success and scaling of the primary firm I shaped, I went by the darkish facet of psychological well being. Within the quest to develop my enterprise, I overworked myself to the extent that I began getting panic assaults and anxiousness often in 2017. Being an Indian primarily based out of Singapore, I wished to hunt remedy from somebody in India, who would perceive my loneliness and feelings higher, however the entire strategy of discovering somebody good who may particularly cater to my necessities was simply so troublesome. To prime all of it, I used to be requested by so many to maintain quiet due to the stigma. I selected to do the other and resolved that the day my first firm reaches the milestones I’ve set for it, I’ll launch my second firm on this space. I’d by no means want for anybody on this world to undergo what I skilled as a result of rewiring our thoughts to really feel higher is a frightening course of as in comparison with taking good care of your physique.