Democratizing mental healthcare through 24 x 7 access to experts at a price anyone can afford
DrSafeHands is a healthcare startup working in the space of sexual and mental health in India. There is a high stigma around sexual and mental health issues in many developing nations. We have been helping people with tele-medicine and providing diagnostic services through our network of partner labs and collection centres , exceeding a count of 8000, across India.
With Covid 19 having an unprecedented adverse effect on mental health of people, we have pivoted to launch dedicated tele-psychiatry services for those falling prey to depression, anxiety and other disabling mental disorders.
What is the need are you focusing on?
Preparing to launch a mobile app to provide round the clock connect with experts
According to WHO
"One in four people in the world will be affected by mental or neurological disorders at some point in their lives. Around 450 million people currently suffer from such conditions, placing mental disorders among the leading causes of ill-health and disability worldwide."
With loss of jobs and livelihoods, crushing worries to pay the bills, loss or fear of loss of loved ones, social distancing that goes against basic human nature, we are witnessing an unprecedented rise in people with depression, anxiety disorders, suicidal ideation and so on
This is another curve that we need to flatten which is hardly getting the attention it deserves.
In India alone, 1 in 7 people need mental health care and we have 1 Psychiatrist for 200,000 people. The accepted norm is 1 : 10,000