How many people are open to talk about suffering from depression? Hardly a few. It needs courage to discuss about problems related to mental health for the sheer reason of being subjected to mockery and the stigma associated with them. Times, undoubtedly, have changed comparatively from the past and we have become more receptive, but it is a stark truth that as a society we still don’t respond positively to mental illnesses.
Noticing the bottlenecks that stopped people from consulting doctors for mental problems, Lybrate was designed to keep their identity anonymous, says company. “With Lybrate, people have found a medium to consult around 2000 – 2500 renowned psychiatrists, psychologists and counselors available on the platform for their health problems without worrying about their personal information being revealed,” claims health tech startup.
Lybrate says, it receives a significant number of queries daily related to various mental health problems. The platform has provided a window to all those who felt stifled due to bottling up of their health concerns and looked for a convenient and simple solution.
Company informs that Lybrate’s Health Feed, which is a combination of health tips from doctors themselves and the questions that are being discussed on the platform, is an ideal source for any idle user to keep a tab on what sort of problems people suffer from. The Health Tips on the other hand are the authentic ways that people take note of to lead stress-free and mentally-fit life.
“The sheer size of online consultations through Lybrate for mental problems shows how big was the need for such a platform,” says company. “Lybrate has successfully filled the void and addressed a very ‘serious social issue’ concerning health about which people do not talk in public, simply because they are considered taboo subjects in India. It is time that society changes its perception about people with mental illnesses and rather encourages them to seek medical help, before it is too late for them,” says Lybrate.