Help Us Beat Depression; Let's Make Our World Depression-Free

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ABOUT ME AND MOTIVATIONPEDIA:


Hello, my name is  Agraj Agarwal. I am a 21-year-old entrepreneur, author and an affiliate marketer. I hold the position of ‘Team Manager’ at the affiliate marketing company ‘Elysium Net Solution’. I am the author of the eBook ’11 Things to do in early 20s that will make you a millionaire by 25’ which has received many 5 star reviews from Amazon’s top reviewers. I also have an Instagram account @motivationpedia which has almost 25k followers. 

I have always been a bright academic student. I cleared the ‘AIEEE’ and got admission in the prestigious ‘NIT SRINAGAR’ but in the first year of my college, I realized that engineering was not for me and since then I have always had a desire to do and build something meaningful; something that helps others, something that changes lives. 

I found my calling last year when I witnessed one of my friends: 'Bhavpreet Soni' who was clinically depressed; battle depression. I saw him struggle constantly with major depression, OCD, panic attacks and social anxiety. He was constantly angry with himself, he would blame himself for everything wrong, he would cry, he would fight, he was even thinking of committing suicide. Somedays he would scream on top of his lungs and somedays it was impossible to get a word out of his mouth. Because of his depression, he was failing in college, his physical health was getting worse and even his parents who tried there best to help him could do nothing but push him away from themselves. In hopes of helping him; I dug the internet and read all I could find about depression and while digging the internet, I came to know that ‘DEPRESSION’ is one of the deadliest diseases in the world but we never pay it the due attention and that’s why almost 30% of the world’s population gets affected by it. 

It was at that time, I decided to build a platform that helps people suffering from depression. I dropped out of college and since then, me and my team have helped, motivated and inspired many people through our Instagram account @motivationpedia and now we are on a mission to completely eliminate ‘DEPRESSION’. 

People we have helped through our Instagram account @motivationpedia. Help us make this world depression-free. Let's beat depression.

The journey so far has not been easy because people in India do not value entrepreneurship especially social entrepreneurship, even my own family has not been very supportive of my decision to quit college and pursue my dream but I have kept going and hopefully, with your help, together; we will be able to make this world depression-free.

P.S. Bhavpreet is now completely cured of depression and is a very important member of 'Team MotivationPedia'  I hope that we will be able to help every single sufferer of depression just like we have helped Bhavpreet.

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SOME FACTS ABOUT DEPRESSION:


  • 350 million people suffer from depression; globally.
  • 10 times more people suffer from depression now than in 1945.
  • Depression is increasing every year by 20%.
  • Not only average people but great personalities like Shahrukh Khan, Abraham Lincoln, Deepika Padukone, Eminem, Mahendra Singh Dhoni, Johnny Depp, Yo Yo Honey Singh, Lady Gaga and countless others have suffered from depression.
  • In every 3 minutes, someone commits suicide due to depression.
  • Each suicide affects six other people. So, the total number of people directly or indirectly affected by depression is over 2 billion (350million*6). This is almost 30% of the total population.

CURRENT SCENARIO:


By now, you would have understood why depression is called a demon but depression is not impossible to beat because even the most severely depressed people do not want death; they just want the pain to stop. But the sad truth is: Approximately 80% sufferers of depression are not receiving treatment and the other 15% do not receive proper treatment.

THE SOLUTION (WHAT WE ARE DOING):


Research has shown that the most effective way to cure depression is by providing ‘talk therapy’ to the deceased. It simply means that the deceased has someone to talk to about his/her problems. Such therapies can easily cure depression (I tried this therapy on Bhavpreet and I found that this really works. His mental health improved as soon as he started taking these sessions with me) but they range from 3k to 30k Rs. (50 to 500$) per hour which makes it impossible for most people to afford. 

Average cost of a therapy. Let's make this world depression-free. Help us beat depression.


Average cost of a therapy. Let's make this world depression-free. Help us beat depression.

So, we have come up with a solution to this problem; MotivationPedia. At motivationpedia.com we (me and my team) provide depressed people with a more affordable solution: that is; we provide such therapies for free. Our team members are always available to talk to the deceased and also others who are willing to help can create accounts and offer their help.


FEATURES WE ARE DEVELOPING ON MOTIVATIONPEDIA.COM


  • PRIVATE THERAPY SESSIONS (FREE/PAID): Secured, encrypted and confidential sessions. There will be free sessions as well as paid sessions (at minimal cost).
  • PERSONALIZED ONLINE TESTS (FREE): Personal tests that will help people determine whether they are depressed or not and if they are; what is their stage of depression. (These tests also cost a lot and we are going to provide them for free).
  • CHAT SYSTEMS (FREE): People will be able to chat (audio and video) with any therapist they like.
  • FORUMS (FREE): People will be able to ask questions and get their queries resolved with the help of other site members.
  • SUPPORT SYSTEM (FREE): A 24/7 support system for people who need any kind of help/assistance regarding the website.
  • CONVENIENCE: Tests and therapies from the comfort of their homes.
  • QUALITY: Regular background checks on all the therapists, true and verified reviews which will help the deceased choose the best.

PROOF OF CONCEPT:


We have tried this therapy on our Instagram account @motivationpedia and have proved that this approach works as on @motivationpedia, we have helped many people overcome depression by simply listening to their problems (I have attached some screenshots).

WHY THIS CAMPAIGN?


The website that we have developed using our limited funds is just a prototype and does not has all the functions that can help a person cure his/her depression. To fully develop our website and all the necessary functions like chat systems; social integration, 24/7 support, depression tests, etc. we need funds and since we are keeping the website completely free for everyone; we need your help.

BREAKDOWN OF THE FUNDS WE RAISE:


The funds that we raise will go into:
  • Building a chat system - 70k Rs. (1000 $)
  • Developing personal tests that will determine whether a person is depressed or not - 50k Rs. (770$)
  • Building a forum – 1 Lac Rs. (1540 $)
  • Building other features like social media integration, user blogs, etc. - 1 Lac Rs. (1540 $)
  • Creating a 24/7 support system - 1.4 Lac Rs. (2150 $)
  • Hosting our website - 40k Rs. (600$) per year
  • Optimizing and managing the site (Hiring coders and professionals) - 1 Lac Rs. (1540 $)
  • TOTAL – 6 Lac Rs. (9140 $)

So please help and support us in our initiative, and help us beat depression. Every donation of yours will help us make this world depression-free.

Thanks for taking some time out to read our story.

My 12th report card
My 12th report card
My College admission letter
My College admission letter
Our Instagram account @motivationpedia
Our Instagram account @motivationpedia
Average cost of a therapy
Average cost of a therapy
People we have helped through our Instagram account @motivationpedia
People we have helped through our Instagram account @motivationpedia
Cost of a chat system (*Development costs not included)
Cost of a chat system (*Development costs not included)
Cost of a forum (*Development costs not included)
Cost of a forum (*Development costs not included)
Cost of a support system (*Development costs not included)
Cost of a support system (*Development costs not included)
Cost of hosting the website
Cost of hosting the website
Cost of hiring a professional coder
Cost of hiring a professional coder

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