The Psych Club recently conducted Let’s Talk, an event that brought people together to share their stories and listen to one another. The guest speaker was Dr Samir Praharaj, a professor of Psychiatry at KMC, who provided valuable inputs on mental illnesses and on the avenues that are available to those who want to seek help.
The 2nd of February, 2016 was a momentous day for the LGBT community in India as the Supreme Court admitted a curative petition on Section 377 of the Indian Penal Code. The hundred and fifty-six year old law prescribes a maximum sentence of life imprisonment
“Not everyone comes here with a problem; sometimes people come here looking for ways to improve themselves too.”
The stigma against seeking professional psychological help is one that is almost indelible, especially among those who need it the most. It is for this precise reason that MIT currently employs four student counsellors, and we had the opportunity to speak to one of them.