Persistence and Counsellor support Helps

I am an undergraduate student in IITB, I am a homosexual man and I was aware of my sexual identity since my school days. Still, my life had been going good, until I began to develop intense romantic feelings for one of my hostel mate, who also used to be my good friend. I confronted him about my sexual identity and my feelings for him which eventually led to turmoil in our friendly relationship and this caused me to suffer through frequent phases of anxiety and depression. This was severely affecting my academics and my social life.

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My experience with Counselling

I am a final year undergraduate at IITB. I felt the need for counselling when I was in my 3rd year. I had one of the most demanding PORs a 3rdie could have, along with a loaded semester, also there were a few personal experiences which had taken a toll on me. So I decided to take a counselling session. I had initially met Ms Amita Tagare during my freshie year, so was convinced that it could be helpful and that I could use some professional advice, which I did need.

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The invaluable resource of IITB

After IITB which one can make good use of. Spending 18 years of my life with my family, I came to IITB. Within a few days I started feeling depressed, lonely and started experiencing existential crisis and inferiority complex. My mind was full of negative thoughts and I became a master of procrastination. One day I came to know about SWC and although I was hesitant but I thought of giving it a try. I would say, giving it a try was the best decision I ever made.

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Sometimes even 1 session is enough

I was in extension year n i was very tense. I was doing 3 course in summer...at mid summer i was worried about one course ...if i get FR In any course then i may have to spend one more semester...my worry was...i  will not get hostel accommodation ...n i belong to very poor family...

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Walking to SWC, The Best Decision I have made in my undergraduate years.

Hello Reader, I am writing this to share my experience with the student welfare centre and counselling services at IIT Bombay. I am Athul, 3rd Year Undergraduate of Aerospace Engineering Department. In my 5th semester, I took a PoR which is very rare for a 3rd year student. I started feeling hyper-loaded one week into it. I found myself in a very tight schedule. I even messed up one of my quizzes which added fuel to the fire in my mind. I was afraid if I mess up my endsems too. I couldn’t sleep for a few days because of this. Then I thought of walking into the student welfare centre.

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Our mind feeling unwell is an equally important issue

"When our body is feeling unwell then we don't hesitate to take help of an expert to help our body get well. Why don't we do so for our mind? Our mind feeling unwell is an equally important issue, in fact even more because living with an unsound mind can be more torturous than living in an unwell body. The experts which help us take care of an unwell mind are counsellors. There is much taboo concerning counselling, but it is nothing but taking expert help when we are unable to solve our problem ourselves.

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Learning to survive IIT..

Getting a chance to build up my career at IIT in the prosperous city of Mumbai was my dream all along and when I met it, I was on the top of the world. I left my near and dear ones 2000 km behind with hopes to make new friends as I moved to Mumbai. But my ecstasy did not last long amidst the extreme professionalism and daily rat race. Horrendous pressure of deadlines and worst quality food were seriously affecting my health. To add on to that, repeated strikes from my batch mates out of selfishness and jealousy literally broke my mental strength.

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"Counselling Changed My Life"

I was an extension student when I met Ms. Anisha Mathews. All of my friends had graduated and I was feeling very down. One of my friends insisted on me going to the wellness center. I agreed and sent out an email. That’s how I met Anisha ma’am.

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Life-changing Experience

When I came for the first meeting with my counsellor Miss Anjali...I had a tons of questions inside me...I was feeling weird too that I am mentally unstable that I have to meet her.." a counsellor"...though it was my decision only...but gradually all my doubts, questions were patiently answered. My anger and aggression. which was my primary concern has been significantly reduced. Moreover, I have inculcated many good habits like reading books. writing poems etc. Every week she used to give me good books to read and later we discuss on it.

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Right Intervention at the Right Time

I am a new Ph.D. student in I.I.T. Bombay and in the beginning of semester due to so much pressure I was totally lost and was not able to understand any thing that was happening to me. I was in great trouble personally. Then I decided to talk to student wellness center in campus  and the counselor treated me so well and really CAUGHT THE POINT that what is missing in my efforts. She gave me the right  advise  and with in  a week I was in my best  mental shape and now I am going on with my work.

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