24th October 2019: Mental health may hurt India to tune of $1.03 trillion in the future! Mental health conditions are the second biggest cause of absences from work, and are constantly affecting every other person. Anxiety disorders, social phobias, depression, bipolar disorders in India continue to soar high.

aekum initiates a step towards mental health awareness with #ThisDiwaliLet’sTalk campaign

There is no better gift than the gift of health. aekum, an integrated healthcare centre has
launched an initiative #ThisDiwaliLet’sTalk, encouraging people to show their care towards
their loved ones by gifting them a talk therapy session with experts at aekum.

aekum is an integrated healthcare centre which focuses on the mental, emotional and
physical wellbeing of people. aekum visions to heal people into laughter. It is a perfect spot
for people battling different mental issues like depression, anxiety, peer pressure or any
other concerns.

Under this campaign, aekum has highlighted the point, talking is healing. With this campaign, aekum is looking to expand to every corner of our country with the joint aim of
spreading awareness about mental health.

In India, WHO estimates that the burden of mental health problems is of the tune of 2,443
DALYs per 100,000 population , and the age-adjusted suicide rate per 100,000 population is 21.1. It is estimated that, in India, the economic loss, due to mental health conditions,
between 2012-2030, is 1.03 trillions of 2010 dollars. Mental health workforce in India (per 100,000 population) include psychiatrists (0.3), nurses (0.12), psychologists (0.07) and social workers (0.07).

Speaking about the campaign, Latika Narang, MD, aekum said, “The mental health condition of people in our country is on the rise. This festive season, I encourage people to talk and share their innermost feelings. This may seem like a simple initiative, but you have no idea how powerful it can be. Talking heals people! The mental wellness of a person is as essential as physical health. Talk, or suggest a talk therapy session to someone in need. With the help of talk therapy, clients get a chance to expand the scope of sentiments that they are comfortable with. This exploratory procedure not just enables an individual to comprehend unobtrusive and regularly unnoticed feelings, yet additionally encourages them start to oversee solid and frequently awkward emotions all the more viably.”

You can gift wellness this Diwali with #ThisDiwaliLet’sTalk campaign. The campaign is
successfully running on Facebook. You can gift a talk session at aekum to your loved ones which can benefit and transform their lives. The services can be availed from 3rd November
2019 at aekum.

With this campaign, let’s pledge to talk and listen to each other. You never know how helpful it can be!

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