Sukoon Healthcare hospital has launched an online counseling service not just for patients but any one who is feeling anxious, depressed or helpless at home during the COID-19 lockdown.
The hospital is a Super Specialty Hospital which focuses on Mental Health.
Online counseling service Sukoon health has been founded by two young Social entrepreneurs Vidit Bahri and Kanishk Gupta and is gearing up for a formal opening which will soon be backed by Fortis.
The two decided to set up this 24/7 service for anyone who wants to chat and share their stress with a healthcare professional.
Co-founder Vidit Bahri says “We live in an era where many young professionals are living alone. The concept of nuclear families has become extremely prevalent. Overall statistics show that our society is lonelier than ever. The stresses of work, quarantine and social pressures can negatively affect one's mental health. Our mission at Sukoon is to make mental health services available to the citizens of India across the country with the click of a button. We have launched our tele-counselling service during this time of uncertainty to support the citizens of India 24/7”.
“To top it all, this world is privy to an overdose of information. Some scary and fake and some authentic but nevertheless nerve racking. Not just loneliness there is the fear of falling sick, dying or losing a loved one. We want anyone flushed with these fears to call us allow our doctors to help them calm down,” adds Kanishk.
Experts at Sukoon have listed a few golden tips that will help everyone stay calm and stay indoors:
Follow a routine as close as possible to your regular lifestyle:
Re-organise space in your house to accommodate for the constraints of current living situation on maintaining a healthy and regular routine
· With all the uncertainty happening outside your home, keep the inside organized, predictable and clean. Setting up mental zones for daily activities can be helpful to organize your day. For example, try not to eat in bed or work on the sofa- just as before, eat at the kitchen table and work at your desk. Loosening these boundaries just muddles your routine and can make the day feel very long. Additionally, a cluttered home can cause you to become uneasy and claustrophobic of your environment- so keep it tidy.
Limit the duration of consuming content related to COVID 19
Ask family and friends to limit their discussions with you regarding COVID-19
Use tele- health as an option to talk to a professional if your anxiety becomes unmanageable.
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