Pakistan has one of the lowest patient-to-doctor ratios in mental health in the world. There are less than 400 trained psychiatrists nation-wide, which is approximately one psychiatrist per half-million people. Mental health services are also stunted due to the lack of implementing mechanisms for relevant legislation, with only 2.4 percent of the country’s annual expenditure going towards health, of which less than two percent is allocated for mental health specifically.
They assure and provide access to services and supports to meet the mental health needs of individuals of all ages, enabling them to live, work and participate in their communities.
Adeel H Chaudhry the founder left his ten years of a corporate career and moved back to Pakistan to launch Talk2Us- the first mental health helpline run by clinical psychologists 24/7 after a close friend lost his life due to this plague.
In a country where 22 million are struggling with mental health, the taboo and stigma doesn’t allow them to even talk to their own and they suffer in pain for years
With the day-to-day rise in mental health concerns in Pakistan, the country hasn’t been doing very well concerning mental health care.
We recommend a total of 6 sessions that last for 50 mins to begin the therapeutic journey.
All documentation, call logging and overviews of each case are recorded.
Seeing the future with optimism
With the new budget out now, we’re hoping to see some positive changes in the annual expenditure allotted towards mental health. Talk2Us.pk have done over 20,000 clinical sessions and are working around the clock to make a difference but we are also in peril with no donations or pledges to the cause.
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