This Mumbai-based startup by psychiatrists is addressing mental health during coronavirus
We all are feeling it. While the skies may be clear, these days of the coronavirus-led lockdown are gloomy. Various health experts are reporting a steep rise in mental illness since the coronavirus outbreak began in the country. A recent survey conducted by the Indian Psychiatry Society revealed that there is up to a 20 percent increase in cases related to mental health issues. It also stated that at least one out of every five Indians is suffering from mental illness during the nationwide lockdown, which is now extended till May 3.
To provide an extended support system for people in these challenging socio-economic times, InnerHour, a Mumbai-based mental health platform, is extending its digital programmes and self-help tools to healthcare professionals, WFH employees of companies, and university students to support their mental wellbeing.
The services will be provided on a pro bono basis, that is, free of cost.“There are two types of people right now, one who already has psychological difficulties or psychological needs, symptoms which might be getting worse or new symptoms are showing, and the other group has never experienced any psychological need and now they are seeing new symptoms,” Dr Amit Malik, Co-Founder and CEO, InnerHour, tellsYourStory.
Neha Kirpal, and Dr Amit Malik, Co-Founders of InnerHour
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