Mental healthcare will burn a hole in your pocket

With high expenses, several parents in Bengaluru shy away from mental healthcare sessions amid the pandemic. Bengaluru: High consultancy fees amidst the pandemic have made mental health counselling options inaccessible for several parents and children in Bengaluru. Archana, a mother of two, approached several psychologists for her son at the beginning of 2021. At least […]

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Lockdown shows up gaps in access to mental health experts

In India, for every  100,000 people, there are only 0.07 psychologists, 0.29 psychiatrists, and 0.80 nurses, according to the WHO. Bengaluru: Increase in the number of mental health patients also meant an increase in the demand for mental health professionals (MHPs) during the lockdown. “India saw a 20 percent rise in mental health cases during […]

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