Reasons to call hitguj helpline

Why would you want to call a mental health helpline?

Calling helpline is Not a “sign” of “madness.” You just want to talk with someone about what’s on your mind lately. Who better than an expert who knows commonly experienced problems and who doesn’t label you negatively after hearing your problems? A person who doesn’t know you personally but is willing to hear you and offer effective and scientific solution. This is the greatest advantage of calling a helpline. What are various areas of your life you could discuss with a counsellor? Here are some: For yourself:

  • Repeated negative thoughts about oneself
  • loss of confidence to deal with day-to-day activities
  • Inability to deal with failures in life
  • Anxious thought about what will happen in future
  • Loss of interest in pleasurable activity or any daily activity
  • Feeling disconnected with people, not feeling like talking to anybody, not going out
  • Feeling sad for long time, crying at length for minor reasons
  • Feeling angry at oneself, getting irritated easily at others
  • Headaches due to tension or stress
  • Feeling confused, hurting one’s body like slashing wrists
  • Feeling worthless, hopeless
  • Work stress: Conflicts with superiors, colleagues
  • Exam anxiety, academic failure
  • Finding yourself dependent on alcohol/drugs more than you would like
  • Repeated thoughts about ending your life

For family:

  • Frequent fights with family members
  • Difference of opinions with family members leading to arguments and hurt feeling
  • Feeling neglected by your children

For marriage:

  • Misunderstanding with spouse leading to fights
  • Feeling neglected by spouse
  • Depression after divorce/separation
  • Constant suspicion of spouse
  • Fear of commitment
  • Feeling insecure before marriage

For your children

  • Can’t concentrate on studies for more than 5 min, can’t sit and moves around often
  • Can’t read or write sentences or solve maths appropriate at his age level
  • Bullying by other kids in school
  • Faulty study habits
  • Sibling rivalry
  • Failure in exam due to low motivation or low interest in studies
  • Your child fights frequently with others, hits other children
  • Bed-wetting even after age 5 years
  • Child avoids talking to people, friends
  • Lying to parents and stealing from home or others, running away from school

Your personal details will be kept confidential. Counselling is free(no professional charge), only your phone call rates are applicable.

What is Hitguj?

HITGUJ helpline is set up by M.C.G.M. in response to growing acute stress level in people. Life is increasingly becoming complex, people are facing stiff competition in every area- from studies to getting job- children have to score higher to get into good college, employees have to work late, parents work hard to put their children in school, take loans to buy better apartment, family conflicts due to generation gap, increase in lifestyle related health issues(B.P., Diabetes, Heart disease) etc.  Plus, since everybody is busy pursuing their dreams, having people available to have a friendly and long chat is harder than before, giving rise to feeling of general loneliness.

Hitguj’ means open dialogue. A person needs an open and non-judgmental conversation with another person to discuss their problem in better way. In this fast paced life, many a times we don’t pay enough attention to mental health needs(feelings of love, compassion, happiness), focusing on getting through each day of the week- busy with work, urgent matters of family, long hours of traveling, household chores, meeting deadlines etc- all these done for goal of ‘secure’ future. Living life like this, what actually happens is that a lot of our daily stress, pain and minor conflicts in relationships gets piled on till your mind can’t ignore it anymore, leading to feeling of anxiety, depression, fear and anger. Instead of calmly discussing the contentious matter with dear ones, in moment of anger, we speak harshly, put the blame squarely on others, which causes rifts in relationships, be it parent-child, husband-wife, best friend, or colleague. Generally, we discuss such matters with trusted relatives or friends or read self-help books. However, sometimes, this is not enough to reduce the problem as you might not be equipped with problem solving skills, or are uncomfortable to deal with negative emotions or certain facts about the problem. Hence, a helpline is started to help people connect to an expert over a phone call to discuss their personal problems and get effective ways to deal with problem.

Getting counseling is beneficial to our mental health. Counselling is not just talking; it focuses on reducing the problem by understanding the root of the problem and taking steps to empower the caller to face same problems in future in confident manner. Seeking treatment is actually a sign of courage, a strong will to be in charge of one’s life, to change their present situation in order to bring more satisfaction.

If you have any concerns, for example, something is worrying you about yourself, your family, marriage, children, future etc, give a call on 022- 24131212

Hitguj is not only accessed in Mumbai but also all over Maharashtra and pan India. A few calls were received from Indians living abroad.

Hello there!

This blog was created to connect with people who are internet savvy. People who turn to internet for more research, who are comfortable with extensively using social media, and people who like to read articles online.

It’s always good to research online to know more about your symptoms and get more information which your doctor may have missed saying to you, or quell your doubts which you felt wasn’t answered satisfactorily. However, we have observed that people who are tensed and anxious get overwhelmed by sheer information available online, and after hours of searching are unable find useful information. Many of them label themselves with wrong disorders after reading one or two symptoms in the list of symptoms under a particular disorder. Lot of alternative therapies claim to ‘cure’ their illness without giving specific information or steps to achieve it.

So instead of taking all that trouble and getting increasingly worried, why not simply call an mental health expert to ask about your symptoms, and whether these require medical attention and/or can combine it with psychotherapy for effective results? Where you could simply call and talk your heart out and understand whether this is “normal” difficulty(which everyone goes through at some point) or onset of ‘disorder'(where you need help of a expert)

So just give a call! to get effective solutions to your difficulties!!