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Breaking taboo around child depression, Medikoe announces free consultation on Children's Day

Updated: Nov 13, 2016 11:56 IST

New Delhi [India], Nov. 13 (ANI): Different studies have found link between bullying and poor mental health of kids.

Hustling kids increase their of mental health problems, which include low self-esteem, poor school performance, depression and an increased risk for suicide. Parent coaching plays a vital role at an early stage to ward off future complications.

Hence, this Children's Day, Pebbles n Pearls Child and Adolescent Healthcare Centre, Bangalore, offered free depression diagnose and counseling for children between ages group six years to 15 years, from November 14 to 18.

This session will be conducted by a team of trained counselors under the supervision of Dr Gowher Yusuf. Patients necessitating assistance will be referred to appropriate levels of treatment within each facility.

Commenting on this alliance, Sreevalsan Menon, founder and CEO of Medikoe said, "Being a trusted platform for 360-degree healthcare and wellness services, our tie-up with Dr. Gowher Yusuf will allow us to reach out to parents all across the city to create awareness of this unspoken ailment. Depression is not a disease but an ailment. Medikoe is keen on creating awareness among parents and urges them to give their children the gift of mental health on this occasion of children's day"

Commenting on this alliance, Dr Gowher, Yusuf Pediatrician said, "Mental health diagnosis should be a routine part of precautionary medical upkeep. It is commonly believed that children can't be depressed. Nevertheless, we are seeing children as young as six suffer from depression. These difficulties get exhibited in several forms fluctuating from bad academic performance to suicidal thoughts. Prompt intervention and treatment are crucial in aiding children regain control over problems that may interfere with their daily functions and responsibilities. We are dedicated to educating parents about mental health and the related services that we offer to the children." (ANI)