Mental disorders are rising all over India, but few places have seen such an enormous surge in them lately. Mumbai is facing the brunt of it a bit more than other cities. According to a study conducted in the year 2020, it was found that the city recorded the highest spike of 205% in the number of people seeking online consultations for mental health disorders. This is a huge number when we consider the city's population. This city is the world's sixth most populous metropolitan city, with a population of around 2.3 million. From multi-millionaires to the labor class, "the city of dreams" shelters all!
According to a 2018 study, it was found that 40 % of the youth in Mumbai between the ages of 20 to 30 showed symptoms of depression. These numbers have only worsened post-pandemic. According to the Central Government's Health Management Information System (HMIS), lakhs of patients have been diagnosed with mental health disorders in the past 1.5 years. The strict lockdown, social distancing, isolation, and increased stress during the past two years might have triggered this sudden surge in the cases of psychological disorders.
There is a vast gap between the number of people seeking help and the help available. In other words, there is an acute shortage of state mental health care institutions. The current number of public mental healthcare facilities stands at four. The high population density, lack of adequate mental health facilities, and rising mental health cases have only worsened the situation. There is a need for more mental health institutions and professionals to meet the demand of the rising number of patients seeking help.
Fortunately, not all hope is lost. Help is available to you, and you don't have to leave your home for it. Through DocVita, you can connect with trusted psychologists at the click of a mouse. You don't have to hesitate anymore. You can talk about your issues with them from the comfort of your home.
DocVita enables you to seek help for any psychological issue you face. The best part is you can get all the care without visiting the practitioner's office. When you seek help through our online platform, our specialists focus on getting to the root cause of your problems rather than trying just to relieve the symptoms.
Imagine not having to be stuck in traffic for a long duration. Imagine not having to wait at the provider's office for your turn. Sounds relieving, right? Online consultation provides you with that option.
So, whether you reside in Navi Mumbai or some suburb area, or if the famous rains of your city aren't allowing you to go out, you need not worry anymore. Help is just a few clicks away. Yes, it's that simple!
You can schedule an appointment right now and receive care online through popular conferencing platforms like Google Meet or Zoom. You even have the flexibility to opt for different modes of communication like audio, video, or chat, based on your liking and convenience. This remote setup has made mental health care more accessible to the Mumbaikars.
The greatest advantage of online therapy is its easy availability. No matter what corner of the city you live in, support is available to you 24/7. All you need to do is select a licensed provider at DocVita and we will be there throughout your mental health journey. Providing healing is at the core of what we do.
You can connect with a local practitioner if you prefer in-person therapy over online therapy. You can browse through our platform to ascertain the availability of various practitioners near you. Once you find the one that fits your needs, timing, and convenience, schedule an appointment with them immediately.
By opting for a video or audio consultation with them, you'll be able to ascertain whether they are the right fit for you. So, schedule your appointment online before visiting the provider's office. Once satisfied with the practitioner, you may opt for in-person sessions with them.
No matter what form of consultation you choose, DocVita is there to assist you in your healing journey. Our licensed practitioners are keen to help you resolve all your mental and psychological issues.
Seeking help has never been easy, and the power lies with you. You need to make that choice and take the first step. No matter how grave your situation looks at the moment, know that there's help available. Even the most severe cases can be treated using the right approach and methodology.
Whether you suffer from depression, anxiety, post-traumatic stress disorder, or psychotic disorders, know that you can get better. The only way to do this is to seek help from a professional who can help you see things from a lighter perspective.
The world is now more accepting of seeking help for mental health disorders. The stigma and hesitation around it are quickly fading away. While the world is taking more and more steps to combat this giant monster of mental health disorders looming over our heads, so is Mumbai.
DocVita is leading the winds of change in this arena by making psychological healthcare accessible to all citizens. So, don't wait and seek help right away. Your one right step can make a difference in your healing journey.
So, go ahead and visit DocVita to book your first appointment today. Take that step and claim your right to a healthy and happy life.