Mental Health in IIT Madras, Article 4: Anonymous Op-Ed

If you’re a person with mental illness reading this, whether an IITian or a non-IITian, fret not because this can be dealt with and you are not alone. Remember, I cleared the toughest examination on this planet even without knowing I had the illness. So stay strong and keep moving forward. If you are an outsider wanting to know about the situation in this institution, just look at the situation of mental health awareness at your own place before sending out judgements about the IITs. And If you are a student/parent/professional — inside or outside IIT– who knows someone dealing with mental illnesses, please be patient enough to lend your kindness and support to him/her.

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How Things Work: Stem Cell Donorship

“Firstly, I would like to encourage all the students of IIT to step forward and register themselves as donors. It would be wonderful if DATRI is given the opportunity to address the students during all major events held by IIT. Stem cell donation today resembles the scenario in which blood donation found itself 50 years ago. In contemporary times, blood donation camps are commonplace. This was made possible due to campaigns and drives held by the people. Hence, we believe that students must spread the message of stem cell donation by conducting campaigns and drives, particularly during student-run events.”

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