Fortis Helpline Launched to Help Youngsters who Participated in Blue Whale Challenge

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The Department of Mental Health and Behavioural Sciences, Fortis Healthcare has launched a 24 x 7 helpline keeping in view the recent suicides by youngsters and teenagers who participated in the Blue Whale challenge. This helpline is available for anyone who is directly undergoing undue mental stress and anxiety as a participant in the challenge. It is also available for family members who are noticing negative behavioural changes among youngsters in their families.

This counselling offered via the Fortis Helpline (8376804102) is directed at both crisis intervention and psycho-education, imparting skills to young people to be able to deal with the situation effectively. This helpline is run by psychologists and psychiatrists from the Department of Mental Health and Behavioural Sciences, Fortis Healthcare, under the guidance of Dr. Samir Parikh.

In keeping with the need of the hour, the Fortis Healthcare is also conducting a series of webinars on media literacy by Dr. Samir Parikh, Director, Department of Mental Health & Behavioural Sciences, Fortis Healthcare where schools from across the country may log in and participate.

Priyanka Dutta

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