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#ELLECovidResource: Mental Health Services To Help You Through These Trying Times

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By Isha Mayer  April 24th, 2021

Never has the power of a community coming together and helping each been as strong as it is now. As we get ready to battle the new wave of coronavirus, there’s no doubt it can get tough and take a toll on our mental health. There is a lot of negativity around us, and to feel better, all you need to do sometimes is talk about it. We’ve put together a list of mental health services* to get you through these trying times. Bookmark these resources and share them; you never know how they may end up helping someone.

In case you or your loved ones have tested positive for Covid-19, or you’re struggling with loneliness, stress or anxiety, here are some mental health helplines across the country to contact. Scroll through:

Organisations Providing Free Mental Health Services:

1. Youth For Peace International 

2. Mann Talks

 

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3. SWAASTHI Helpline by iCall

SWAASTHI is a dedicated helpline for frontline health workers. It addresses psychosocial concerns faced by healthcare staff and provides mental health and psychosocial support. Run by a trained and qualified team of counsellors, it is a completely anonymous and confidential service that can be availed free of cost over the telephone.

4. BMC-Mpower

Mpower has partnered with the Brihan Mumbai Corporation to come up with a toll-free helpline service with experienced and trained mental health counsellors.

Contact: 1800-120-820050 | Email: info@mpowerminds.com

5. Vandrevala Foundation

It is run by trained professionals and frontline workers.

Contact: 1860-266-2345 / +91 9999666555 | Email: help@vandrevalafoundation.com (emails are responded to in 24 hours)

Affordable Mental Health Services:

1. Therapize India

The online platform has put a list of therapists whose fees are below INR 1,000.

2. Mind Peers

Mind Peers offers a 60-minute session for  INR 354.

 

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3. Maeve Therapy 

You can seek professional counselling from Maeve Therapy. The fees start at INR 500.

Contact: +91 9594927117

4. CareMe Health

Seek help from therapists at CareMeHealth at INR 299.

Contact: +91 7829-002-002

 

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Online Mental Health Services:

MindClan connects you to inclusive mental health professionals. Here are some who offer services online.

Queer Affirmative Counselling Certified And Queer-Friendly Therapists:

Creating a safe space for individuals belonging to the LGBTQIA+ community is needed now more than ever. Reach out to these therapists if you need to talk to someone.

You can also check the ELLE COVID Resource Guide

 

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*The information provided has been verified for its authenticity. However, please do your own research before reaching out.