Mental health is a much talked about and oft-debated topic these days. Yet, mental health continues to be a taboo among all sections of people. While many are benefitting by talking out their problems and seeking solutions and therapy, there are quite a few, especially in the under-privileged sections, that continue to suffer due to a lack of awareness among their families. It is here that Roshni Trust comes in, which has been doing commendable services since the year 1997. However, Roshni is not just for under-privileged sections. They have a diverse section of clients from varied backgrounds.
Since its inception, the Trust has been providing free and confidential emotional support to the depressed through a call. Initially, Roshni Trust started its services by offering a helpline for the depressed through its center in Secunderabad, and since then, it has set up a counseling center in 2010 and has recently launched Psychiatry at Doorstep service for the underprivileged.
Over the years, they have extended their services, and now they have a psychologist, counselor, therapists, a child guidance center, among other things. The counselors address various issues like career guidance, adolescence, marriage guidance, and others. They also provide free mental health counseling camps and also provide free medication through them, shares Shashi Reddy, founder, Roshni Trust.
However, despite all this, they realized that mental health issues were a huge taboo among lower-income groups, and of late, they have come up with Psychiatry at Doorstep to remove the stigma and help those in need. They have joined hands with Aanganwadi workers and set up posters, and gave pamphlets to educate the people in these areas. They have also run awareness videos at nearby schools, says Shanthi Krish, founder, Roshni Trust.
One can reach out to them at 040 66202000/ 66202001. For appointments at the counseling center, one can call 040 66661117/ 66661118 between 10 am to 6 pm Monday to Saturday. One can also check out their website https://roshnitrusthyd.org/ for further details.