Coronavirus (also, COVID-19) has wreaked havoc on our lives, health and economy, globally. Click here to track confirmed COVID-19 cases in India.
With India having reported over 1200 cases so far with 32 deaths, the implications have been extreme. Different state governments, through the help of various schemes, measures and funds, are trying to mitigate the risks and cater to the needs of the citizens. But, as is always the case, the poor are bearing the brunt of this downfall. With being stranded in cities and states farther from their homes, some of these labourers are mass migrating by walking hundreds of kilometres to reach their homes and villages.
@PRSLegislative has compiled a document that collates & curates, orders/guidelines/press releases issued by both centre & states as a response to COVID-19. Currently, we have a total of 800 such orders affecting citizens, businesses and government services. The document can be found here.
In such times, there’s a lot of relief work that’s being undertaken by our fellow citizens, non-governmental organisations and personal efforts: right from providing food, residence to catering to mental health.
We’ve curated a list which is an exhaustive source for all donations, relief measures and counselling that’s available to combat Covid-19. To begin with, here is a map of all COVID relief measures.
OurDemocracy, in collaboration with other NGOs, is crowdfunding relief campaigns to help our specific and minority communities. Details are mentioned below.
In the wake of Covid-19, there are a lot of organisations and collectives that are offering mental health services virtually to deal with stress, anxiety and other mental health issues you might be facing. If you want to know of any mental health professionals who are volunteering and providing mental health services, iCall is compiling a list. Please fill the details here.
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In the live session yesterday with @mentalhealthtalksindia, many of you had questions and queries about how to address mental health concerns during our current lockdown situation. Here are some of the resources we mentioned. 💜 • I have tried to include organisations, helplines, support groups, apps and workshops. • This is not an exhaustive list, by all means. I’d love for you all to share this post and mention any other professionals or organisations who are providing online support of any kind! Please tag them or give their details in the comments below (with consent of course!). • Let’s help each other build a community of care and increase accessibility to resources! ✨ • #therapist #therapy #therapyinindia #mentalhealth #mentalhealthawareness #mentalhealthindia #onlinetherapy #onlinesupport #psychologist #therapistsofinstagram #signsofhealing #boundaries #crisissupport #psychology #healing #anxietyhelp #anxietyrelief #stress #stressrelief #panicattack #anxietyadvice #tobevulnerablyhonest #ptsd #depression #cptsd #trauma #shame #anxiety #feelyourfeelings #emotionskills
Good morning everyone,
We at volunteers Collective kick-start our most awaited mental health initiative today. Please spread the word across.
Share with us what you find difficult to accept and overcome. pic.twitter.com/g7tzmImCLk
— Volunteers Collective (@VolunteersColl1) March 30, 2020
IMPORTANT: Ungender's PoSH lawyer and team member @suruchikumar will hold a weekly, pro bono, completely free of charge, online legal cell for counselling for an hour every week to answer legal questions. The first will be held on March 31, 11 am – 12 pm. #freelegalservice pic.twitter.com/u3YbK1uMFn
— Ungender Legal Advisory (@UngenderTalks) March 30, 2020
Covid-19, the pandemic can trigger feelings of anxiety, fear, loneliness, frustration and more. It is okay to feel these emotions. Call our helpline +919595280280 and talk things over with our counselor. We are here, we are listening. #PraanFoundation #coronavirus
— Praan Foundation (@PraanF) March 24, 2020
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These are difficult times. The kind that we have never seen before. It can be stressful and it is natural to feel anxious about the current situation. At times like these, it helps to talk to someone, especially to trained counsellors who can help you. Arpan, an organisation that I support, has launched a free Online Counselling Support programme. You can get in touch with their counsellors in the following ways: 1. *Chat-based counselling* support via direct messaging on Facebook, Instagram, Twitter & through a live chat function on https://www.arpanelearn.com/ *Monday to Friday 9 AM to 5 PM and Saturdays & Sundays 9 AM to 1 PM* 2. *Phone-based counselling* support on their helpline number *+91 98190 86444* *Monday to Friday 9 AM to 5 PM and Saturdays & Sundays 9 AM to 1 PM* 3. *Join their WhatsApp groups* to get easy access to parenting and mental healthcare based resources in English, Hindi and Marathi: *https://www.arpan.org.in/whatsapp-groups/* Reach out for help if you need it. Let's extend social solidarity during physical distancing. #CovidSupport
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Thinking of all the people who are isolated in homes that aren’t safe. Thinking of al the people trapped with abusive individuals. Thinking of all the people praying for these lockdowns to end so that they can find relief and escape once more. I hope this helps. Please share widely, and reach out and check in on those whom you know may be struggling due to being in unsafe environments during quarantine. • Stay safe everyone. 💜 • #therapy #mentalhealthawareness #mentalhealthindia #abuse #abuseawareness #abusiverelationship #abusivefamily #narcissisticabuse #boundaries #toxicrelationships #toxicfamily #abuseduringcovid19 #safetytips #trauma #traumainformed #traumainformedcare #shame #traumarecovery #violence #domesticviolence #intimatepartnerviolence #childabuse #partnerabuse #lettinggo #healing #selfcare #selfhealers #survivor #survivorsofabuse #ptsd