The COVID-19 pandemic and its after effects have impacted either us or our loved ones in unfathomable ways.
The challenges have surpassed the initial frustrations of lock down, restricted movement, inability to meet and socialize with our friends and endless calls and virtual meetings.
It has now consumed us with helplessness of not being able to extend as much support as we would like, when loved one had positive, sadness & grief for having lost someone who has been important to us. As a country, there is collective grief we are experiencing today.
Heightened stress levels
Loss of interest in things we used to enjoy earlier
Increase in irritation
Drop in productivity levels & so much more
Trying to bridge the gap in social interactions by connecting with others online
Throwing ourselves in work
Supporting those around us tec.
Co-Founder, Equilibrio Advisory LLP Psychologist (Clinical) & Queer Affirmative Psychotherapist (CBT, Narrative Therapy) Advisor & Trainer (POSH, POCSO, TPA, ADAH), Cisgender Heterosexual Ally
This space for conversations is being made available by trained mental health professionals to support as many people as possible during these challenging times.
The intent is to assist you to take a first step towards your emotional and psychological well-being and experience what a therapeutic space could look like. Additionally, this space could support you in the interim as you wait to get an appointment with your therapist who you had worked with in the past or wish to work with in the future.
Though we would like to be there for you in your journey of healing, at this point in time, we are unable to do long term therapy. For continued therapeutic work, we can connect you with other mental health professionals and helplines that are working towards providing ongoing mental health support.
Learning to cope with stress in a healthy way will make you, the people you care about, and those around you communicate better, and deal with situations in a more positive way.
A crisis intervention centre for people with mental illness issues, emotional crisis, and suicidal ideation. They provide professional, voluntary and confidential care to those in need.
A 24×7 toll-free Mental Health Rehabilitation Helpline launched by the Department of Ministry of Social Justice and Empowerment
A non-profit organisation located in Bangalore, it caters to resolve personal and psychological concerns of individuals. Their team consists of trained counselors and volunteers who are also certified gate keepers in suicide prevention. It is associated with the Live Love Laugh Foundation, Vandrevala foundation, and the Psychiatry Department of M.S. Ramaiah Hospital.
Run by the Tata Institute of Social Sciences, it is a telephone and e-mail based counseling service that caters to individuals in emotional and psychological distress.
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