My name is Dhriti Malhotra, I’m a compassionate human being and a Psychology student. I wish to specialise in Psychotherapy and I’m highly interested in the effects of trauma on mental health and human relationships. I have been working on my initiative called Mustamya with Oorja for over 4 years and we are now in the midst of making it a full-fledged Mental health awareness drive.I was recently diagnosed with recurrent depression and anxiety and I wish to create safe spaces for people to start conversations surrounding mental health. I strongly believe in the power of expression and maintain that true acceptance and empathy can make this world a better place.
My name is Oorja Gonepavaram, I was a commerce student at Mount Allison University in Canada. I started Mustamya with Dhriti because I noticed the subtle nuances of how mental health issues affected every single one of my friends, from simple stress all the way to manic depression. I saw how it affected them and their loved ones especially because they were not able to talk openly about it. Hence, I wanted to use my voice and platform to create change and take a step towards a better and more accepting world.