An Exclusive Sneak Peek into Top 5 Mental Health Startups in India

Anamika Mahapatra Anamika Mahapatra
Sep 14, 2021 6 min read
An Exclusive Sneak Peek into Top 5 Mental Health Startups in India

Every one of us is the mind's beloved puppet. The Mind tries to manipulate us by playing a complex game, whether good or evil. We now live in a time when we may open up about formerly uncomfortable topics such as our feelings and mental wellbeing. The times of keeping our mental issues hidden are long gone. Now it's time to analyze your psychological problems and treat them.

Is Mental Health care still a taboo subject in India?

India is one of the countries with major mental health problems. Even now, about 50% of the populace avoid discussing it because they regard it as a "social taboo." Many people cringe at the prospect of not being able to overcome mental health concerns by talking about them.

Entrepreneurs now have taken the role to drive the debate ahead, seeing the complexity of the issues and the rich prospects in the industry. Startups are planning to adopt a more balanced approach to health and wellbeing, from uniting citizens with therapists to leveraging AI and smart tech to discover and heal mental illnesses.

Here is a list of the top 5 mental health startups in India bringing about change in the mental health industry.

Wysa
Innerhour
Juno Clinic
YourDOST
eSpyClinic
Trijog
FAQ

Wysa

Wysa Website
Wysa Website

We all need a mental wellbeing app as one out of every four people is dealing with mental illness at a certain phase of life. We all require a haven in which one can love and be loved. When the app's creator was battling depression, the idea was introduced. She believed treating mental wellbeing should be as effortless as talking to Siri.

Did you know most people are more inclined to talk to an AI bot than a human psychologist? Making it convenient is never sufficient; it must also be medically safe and verified. Since AI cannot supersede therapy, it can try to make it more available, hence they integrated human counselors to Wysa and offered limitless assistance through chat and virtual sessions for as little as INR 1.9K per month.

They had no clue when they began designing Wysa 3 years ago that it could grow into a global platform. After 6 months, they received this email from a depressed 13-year-old that said it was assisting her in clinging to life. That was their first hint that they had discovered something exceptional.

Ever since, they've had over 1.3 million subscribers from around the globe and over a million triumphs via speaking with a bot, which is similar to 2000 full-time counselors. Refer to those who require assistance.

Innerhour

Innerhour Website
Innerhour Website

40-80% of patients with mental illnesses go untreated. Innerhour is addressing this issue by integrating cutting-edge technology with domain experience therapists, resulting in an all-in-one solution for your mental wellness. In times of crisis, your mental wellbeing advisor will help you.

You can select from a variety of programs. An assessment lets them create your profile so you can design a personalized plan with a new skillsets task every day, set and monitor objectives to see fruitful changes, and chat with Allie, their comfort bot, for brief insights and tactics when situations get overwhelming. They're also gathering data to use data science and machine learning to improve personalization. Check out their suggested tasks area for a variety of fitness and meditation exercises.

Keep track of your feelings and behaviors with a customized tracker that functions as a mental journal, and be alert and updated with information from innerhour resources. If you require one-on-one assistance, you can consult a therapist. It has over a million users on PlayStore and a 4.6 rating.


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Juno Clinic

Juno Clinic
Juno Clinic

Juno Clinic is a leading mental wellbeing startup in India. It offers virtual therapy via in-house psychiatrists and therapists. It also has 3 physical clinics in Mumbai where people can seek face-to-face psychiatric care. It offers high-quality, tailored therapy to make sure folks do not feel ignored, which is among the most common complaints with those experiencing mental illness in India.

YourDOST

YourDOST Website
YourDOST Website

This portal connects people dealing with mental issues with therapists. Since its establishment in 2014, it has offered guidance in the areas of relationships, personality, health, education, and profession. With the option to remain private via chat, call, or video chat interactions, users have a higher degree of confidence while receiving support.

The YourDOST firm, which was established by Richa Chadha, has now taken on the task of assisting those affected by the COVID-19 situation. Furthermore, they present a variety of links to skim through that offer realistic challenges related to these moments as well as ways to cope with those problems.

eSpyClinic

ePsyClinic Website
ePsyClinic Website

This firm provides free video chat assistance and phone calls 24 hours a day, seven days a week to anyone whose life has come to a halt as a result of the unusual events of the last few years.

Shipra Dawar launched this Gurgaon-based mental wellbeing firmly in 2015, and it has since developed standard virtual consultation for frontline healthcare personnel, old folks, women, and corporate clients. Their blog also includes several materials that provide insight into the present state of personal and social interactions. In 2017, the ePsyClinic team created IWill, an app with over 45 in-house therapists and counselors.


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Trijog

Trijog Website
Trijog Website

Trijog, a Mumbai-based firm, was established in 2014 by mother-daughter pair Anureet and Arushi Sethi. For 30 years, Anureet has worked as a psychologist. Trijog was born out of Arushi's last year thesis.

It provides a wide range of mental wellbeing services to individuals, businesses, and institutions. It's also a member of India's Rehab Council. Trijog is a group of about 20 therapists from across the globe. It has run a series of projects and initiatives in Mumbai.

It operates on a hybrid paradigm, in which they address problems both offline, in their studio, and online, via video and various chat modes. As a result, Trijog will be viewed as a mental wellbeing firm with B2C and B2B aspects. This is how they serve the whole mental healthcare sector in India.

Trijog is presently offering cost-effective remedies for clients experiencing severe mental problems, exclusively aimed at keeping Indians mentally stable during the COVID-19 situation. It also offers webinars and virtual therapy.

Conclusion

Mental illness is not a condition that has only recently been discovered. It is something that is perceived as a social taboo among individuals, and it is thought that folk's troubles should not be voiced.

These firms, which are based in India and owned by Indian women, aim to eliminate smudges from their psyche, lower their stress, and enhance their wellbeing by getting treatment. And, to some level, the taboo has been lifted, and folks are opening up about their mental illnesses. Anything is achievable in this era!

FAQ

What is the percentage of mental illness in India?

As of 2017, more than 14 percent of the total population in India suffer from variations of mental disorders.

What are the common mental health issues in India?

According to a study India's population suffered from mental health ailments, including 45.7 million suffering from depressive disorders and 49 million from anxiety disorders.

What are the top mental health startups in India?

Wysa, Innerhour, Trijog and Juno Clinic are some of the top mental health startups in India.

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