Mumbai, 09th October 2023: Indian rap star Dino James inaugurated ‘Dharavi Dream Counselling’ to support mental health among underprivileged youth studying rap music in The Dharavi DREAM Project (TDDP), Asia’s first-ever After School of Hip-Hop. TDDP is thrilled to announce a strategic partnership with Trijog, India’s number #1 Mental Health and Wellness organization. This collaboration marks another milestone for TDDP as they unite to uplift and support talented hip-hop artists from unprivileged backgrounds and promote mental health awareness and well-being within the vibrant hip-hop community of Dharavi.
In line with Trijog’s mission to make mental health care accessible for all, Tirjog has joined hands with TDDP to bring mental healthcare to the forefront. TDDP’s mission has always been to empower underprivileged youth through hip-hop culture, recognizing that addressing mental health is an essential aspect of personal growth and artistic expression. This thought partnership with Trijog aims to enhance the lives of TDDP’s students and participants, placing their well-being at the forefront.
Dolly Rateshwar, Tejashree Pol, and Sushant Yattam, MC Heam , Co-Founders of TDDP, emphasize the importance of this initiative, stating, “In our ongoing commitment to the Dharavi Dream Project, we strive to improve the lives of our students through dedicated efforts. Over the past decade, we have recognized the significance of mental health within our school and the broader community. We are excited to partner with Trijog, and we hope this collaboration makes a meaningful impact at the grassroots level”.
TDDP, a pioneering platform for aspiring hip-hop artists, has consistently nurtured talent, encouraged creativity, and promoted inclusivity within the music industry. Partnering with Trijog, renowned for their exceptional services in the mental well-being space, underscores their mission to create a lasting impact on the lives of these budding artists. Using counseling as a tool, this ground-breaking initiative will help take mental health to the grassroots while empowering one of the largest communities in the country to keep mental health at the heart of all operations.
Expressing her delight about the collaboration, Arushi Sethi, Co-Founder, Trijog, stated, ” At Trijog, we are committed to working towards making mental healthcare accessible for all. Our association with The Dharavi Dream Project, we aim to nurture mental health of all artists and communities alike. Through this and all our initiatives, we are committed to building a better India – a India where mental health conversations are not a taboo and an India where physical health and mental health work hand in hand to create a happier and healthier space for all”.
Mental well-being and artistic expression are intrinsically linked. Students in a positive mental state are more likely to explore their creativity, produce meaningful art, and develop their talents to their fullest potential. This collaboration empowers students to use their art as a means of self-expression and healing.
Many young artists, amidst their pursuit of creative excellence, may encounter emotional challenges related to self-esteem, self-doubt, and the pressures of artistic endeavors. This partnership ensures that they have access to the necessary mental health resources to address these challenges, manage stress, and build emotional resilience, ultimately fostering a supportive environment.