Man is a social animal and given this day and age, we have been used to getting around across geographies and interacting regularly with other people. But with the current lockdown this is an area that is directly impacted.
While people in lockdown in India have done the right thing to protect them from Covid 19 but their mental health is definitely suffering. Anxiety, depression, Insomnia among others have become common. In this situation, Mental Health Helplines are the best way out.
Lets Talk, a Mental Health Support Helpline is a free volunteer supported project initiated by a group of collaborators to help people cope with emotional impact of Covid-19 pandemic.
It aims to help those facing dramatic psychological conditions such as panic attacks, anxiety / stress and those suffering mentally and emotionally due to quarantine / isolation /lockdown.
Lets Talk helpline number is 844 844 9428 and has a team of 120+ volunteers who are supporting this initiative, including Psychologists from across the country.
The project has been powered by different International and National Partners in the space of Mental Health, Helpline Support, Social Organizations and Outreach Support. Partners already on boarded include Global Dignity, Arogya World India Trust, Life Surfers, Suicide Prevention India Foundation, Oust Labs, Hope Network, Global Shapers Community, Ria and Manah wellness.
The team behind Lets Talk commented on this initiative
“We are grateful to the volunteers who have come forward to help and support the community at this critical juncture. We believe that mental health impact of this pandemic is going to be significant and will have long lasting impact.
At Lets Talk, we are continuously looking at multiple outreach channels, who could collaborate with us in our initiative to help all those who are worried about the uncertainty of events, a deep sense of meaningless at the moment, missing our loved ones and some of us, our freedom.
At this difficult time, we can’t help you to be in a different place, but we can help you be in a different mind space. So, Lets Talk.”