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Curation? Aggregation? What's the difference?

Here's why you need to know the difference between curation and aggregation when it comes to accessing mental health resources.
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What does “curated list” really mean? Is it simply a list of resources put together for easy navigation and access?

Short answer: No, it’s so much more!

We have been speaking about being a platform for ๐œ๐ฎ๐ซ๐š๐ญ๐ž๐ lists of ๐ข๐ง๐œ๐ฅ๐ฎ๐ฌ๐ข๐ฏ๐ž therapists, support groups and other mental health resources.
In this post, we share some details about what really goes into putting together an aggregated list v/s a curated list, so that you can know the difference and make informed choices in your personal mental health care. ๐Ÿค—

What does “Aggregation” Mean?

In aggregation, information about helplines, counsellors & support groups from multiple sources is combined into a single list. Also, called ‘collated lists’.

Aggregation may not verify the information that is listed. It simply makes it easier for you to access and browse many resources at once, in a single place.

So, what does “Curation” Mean?

Curation goes a step further than aggregation.

Like aggregation, curation also brings information together from multiple places . In addition, it attempts to ‘verify’ the information about counsellors, support groups and helplines based on certain values and other criteria.

Curated lists are usually smaller than other lists, as they’re created with more care, keeping you on.

Why is it important to know the difference?

Aggregated lists help with accessibility to information.

Curated lists help with accessibility to verified information. They help connect you to mental health services cater to specific criteria or come with certain beliefs and values.

Mental health is a deeply personal journey.

Finding a therapist is more than just picking a profile from a list. It’s about going past their professional details, to also know if they would understand you, and vibe with you and your journey.

Resonating with your therapist or support group, is the first step of a deeply fulfilling mental health journey.

Curation makes this possible. Is A Curated List.

Visit to access our curated list of inclusive counsellors, support groups and other resources from India!

Accessible, Affirmative, and Curated with Love.

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