Sukoon Healthcare, a super speciality hospital focused on mental health, has launched an online counselling service not just for patients but any citizen who is feeling anxious, depressed or helpless at home during the COVID-19 lockdown crisis.
Founded by two young Social entrepreneurs Vidit Bahri and Kanishk Gupta, Sukoon Health is gearing up for a formal opening of this 24/7 service for anyone who wants to chat and share their stress with a health care professional.
“We live in an era where many young professionals are living alone. The concept of nuclear families has become extremely prevalent as the overall statistics show that our society is lonelier than ever,” says Vidit Bahri.
He added that 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,” he said.
According to Kanish Gupta, since 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. “ So, we want anyone flushed with these fears to call us and let our doctors help them calm down,” he added.