Ms. Ahana Sharma, who is currently a volunteer at Samaritans Mumbai, joined MHT Live and talked about the concept of empathetic listening and creating a safe space in order to help someone in distress.
Watch the snippet from the MHT Live with Ms. Ahana Sharma shared below.
Samaritans Mumbai is a suicide prevention helpline working as an NGO based out of Mumbai, India. A safe space for individuals who are distressed, depressed or even suicidal. It is a helpline that offers unconditional support and empathy through trained volunteers for free from 5PM to 8PM (IST). You can contact Samaritans Mumbai through their helpline number and also via email: +91 84229 84528 / +91 84229 84529 / +91 84229 84530 or firstname.lastname@example.org
Ms. Ahana Sharma, a volunteer at Samaritans Mumbai, joins MHT Live where she shares much more about the organisation: Samaritans. In this MHT Live, explore the concept of empathetic listening and how it can support someone in distress. Parents of children with distress can also learn about simple steps toward improving and discussing mental health related issues with their children.
Lastly, Ms. Ahana Sharma talks about the value of a safe space in a country like India. She further requested viewers to connect with Samaritans Mumbai if they are undergoing any type of distress and need someone to talk to.
About Ms. Ahana Sharma
Ms. Ahana Sharma is a counseling psychologist based out of Mumbai. As a mental health therapist, she specialises in the eclectic approach (modifiable depending on client and their needs) with focus on person-centred and Cognitive Behavioural Therapy in addition to inputs from Gestalt and Existential and Behavioural therapy exercises.
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Watch the full video : Being there for someone in Distress | Ahana Sharma
About MHT Live
MHT Live is an online space with live streaming on Facebook, Youtube and Instagram. At MHT Live, mental health professionals such as psychiatrists, psychologists, researchers and scholars come together and address a particular issue or advancements in the field of mental health and even chat with the viewers through a live chatbox. Mental health experts in India have been a part of this platform from the very beginning. From mental health issues, such as anxiety, depression and psychosis; psychological issues, such as self-esteem, confidence and resilience; as well as social issues such as workplace culture, women’s issues, and LGBT community issues, all have been covered in the multiple MHT Live sessions that take place every Sunday.
The platform aims at connecting professionals with people seeking help, vice-versa. An interactive discussion of approximately 1 hour provides the viewers with a comprehensive knowledge of that particular issues, therapeutic techniques that they can try at home and also contact details of the speaker of a particular webinar.
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