Kaajal G

Ashoka Young Changemaker
Kaajal G
India
Elected in 2019

About Kaajal G

Kaajal is addressing the gaps in mental health services and is battling the stigma against OCD.

Driven by her own experience with OCD, Kaajal started Liberate: My OCD Fighter, an online app to rectify gaps in mental health services by creating an affordable, at-home service targeted at younger audiences. In conjunction to therapy, the app aims to normalize treatment and remove the stigma from mental health. Through exercises such as cognitive-behavioural techniques and exposure-response prevention exercises, the platform offers users an interactive space to improve their health without being confined to a therapist’s office. The app also connects users with their therapist for weekly correspondents. Additionally, the venture also tackles stereotypes and biases against mental health by conducting information sessions and offering student outreach programs about OCD. The app is active in India, the US and has been recently released in the Europe, engaging more than 2,000 active users as of July, 2019.

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LeadYoung Story

Watch and read Kaajal's journey to becoming a young changemaker.

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The Better India

Learn more about Kaajal's work in this article featured in one of India's leading publications for positive news

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Young Voices

Check out this interview with a blog in India about Kaajal's journey to changemaking and her advice to other young people.

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Youth Ki Awaaz

“Experience is often the greatest teacher.” Kaajal Gupta, a 17-year-old, is a fighter of OCD. Read more about her story here.

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