You might have come across friends, family members, heard stories, or experienced some level of anxiety, stress, depression, or felt on the verge of a breakdown. Millions require mental health support yet do not seek help due to lack of resources, fear of the stigma surrounding mental health.
The Covid-19 pandemic has disrupted the lives and livelihoods of many, and while physical health and well-being have been in the spotlight, mental health and well-being haven't been given enough importance. Ever since the outbreak of the pandemic, there has been a tsunami of distress calls with cases of teens having a panic attack, depression, suicidal thoughts, etc. Since attending calls and the amount of time needed to listen to them through their anxieties takes time, many have to wait for support unattended and in distress.
Founded in 1994, Snehi a non-profit dedicated to holistically tackling stress, depression, anxiety, and other mental conditions in India, particularly among children and adolescents. To date, through its various programs,
Snehi staff and volunteers have counseled over 147,562 people in distress from all walks of life and have directly saved over 1743 lives by convincing the distressed who were thinking of suicide to do otherwise. Currently, Snehi is challenged by not having enough staff to recruit and train the sufficient number of volunteer counselors needed to counsel the thousands in need.
The funds collected will be utilized for:-
- To recruit, train and hire counselors
- Hire regular staff
- Phones and call plans to answer thousands of calls
- To print and make training materials
- To set up more helplines that cater to the elderly
- To run a full-fledged counseling center for both telephonic and face-to-face counseling.
Remember-Act now, and you could save a life.
Please DONATE to help Snehi run more parallel telephonic helplines, to deliver effective psychological first aid. Every penny counts.
NOTE: All donations to Snehi are exempted under Section 80G of the IT Act, and FCRA certified (for foreign donations).
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