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Mental Health (2)

What is the purpose of this project?

In the mental health initiative, we are developing a targeted Social-Emotional Learning (SEL)-Based Mental Health Curriculum for Lotus Petal Senior Secondary School in Gurgaon, India. This initiative is centered around the needs of 7th and 8th grade students and utilizes data-driven insights from needs-based assessments to craft a curriculum that addresses both immediate and future mental health needs. By involving students through surveys and continuous assessment, we aim to iteratively improve the curriculum's effectiveness in promoting student well-being.

What are our top three goals for this spring semester?

1. We hope to foster a culture of strong teamwork and mutual support within the consortium of SC Project RISHI Mental Health, Harmony Through Education, and Lotus Petal Foundation. We will encourage open communication, active listening, and the exchange of ideas to harness the diverse strengths and perspectives of each partner organization.

2. We will empower team members to take proactive initiatives in identifying potential challenges and opportunities. We will encourage the proactive sharing of insights, strategies, and innovative solutions to drive continuous improvement and effectively address emerging needs through curriculum development.

3. We will establish clear channels of communication that facilitate seamless information sharing among diverse teams and stakeholders. We will promote regular updates, transparent reporting, and structured feedback loops to ensure everyone remains informed, aligned, and engaged in the collaborative initiatives.

member spotlights


Anjali Jha


Priyanka Vadrevu

Major: Communications
Minor: Entertainment Industry and Design
Hometown: Wilmington, NC
Semester Joined: Fall 2022

What is your primary goal in RISHI this year?
I hope to continue building our mental health curriculum and distribute it!

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Riya Mehta

Major: Accounting and Finance
Minor: Computer Programming
Hometown: Santa Clara, CA
Semester Joined: Fall 2023

What is your primary goal in RISHI this year?
As a part of the Mental Health team, I want to help kickstart module implementation on stress management and wellness in schools in Gurgaon, India.


Preyashi Poddar

Major: Psychology
Hometown: Moscow, Russia and Calcutta, India
Semester Joined: Fall 2023

What is your primary goal in RISHI this year?
My goal in RISHI as part of the mental health team is to create a mental health curriculum and inform kids in school about mental health more.


Anya Soni

Major: Business Administration
Hometown: Ashburn, Virginia
Semester Joined: Fall 2023

What is your primary goal in RISHI this year?
I hope to not only raise awareness about the nuances of mental health to our middle-school aged students, but also serve as a form of guidance for them. With the help of therapists and their teachers, we can develop the best possible resources and modules. Whether it’s stress management tips or major lifestyle shifts, these topics and our team’s presentations are one step further in addressing the deep-rooted stigma around mental health in India.

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