Talkcircle has launched in the Middle East to encourage more people to speak up about their mental health and contact a professional when they feel that they are unable to cope.
According to the World Health Organisation (WHO), mental health is a state of well-being in which the individual realizes his/her own abilities, can cope with the normal stresses of life and is able to contribute to his/her community.
In the Middle East, awareness about mental health has significantly improved. For example, in Dubai we see several centres and organisations opening that provide psychology and therapy services. It seems that more people are waking up to the idea that our mental health is just as important as our physical health.
However, we still have a long way to go. Some studies show that community members tend to hold negative attitudes toward formal mental health services. Such ideas prevent people from expressing their psychological problems, thereby, avoiding the stigma related to mental illness.
Talkcircle has launched in the Middle East to encourage more people to speak up about their mental health and contact a professional when they feel that they are unable to cope. People express that sometimes, getting help virtually can seem less intimidating than a face-to-face meeting with a psychologist, as it’s more private and accessible anywhere. Feel better today and book a session at www.talkcircle.com