Happy Minds Nepal is an online mental health and well-being platform. We are based in Nepal and aim to provide online counselling services to Nepali people in and outside of Nepal. We offer access to licensed, trained, experienced and accredited psychotherapists with various background and expertise.
Most of us feel lonely, sad or depressed at times as poor mental health affects nearly everyone at some point in their life. It’s a normal reaction to loss, trauma or struggle. But when these feelings start to make one feel overwhelmed, it causes physical symptoms and keeps you from leading a normal and active life even. Poor mental health is common, and it is curable, treatable and preventable. The importance here is to know that help is available.
With mental illness seen as a taboo in most Nepali communities around the world, it is hard to talk about or disclose mental health issues and seek help even. A few of many reasons why mental illness is seen as a taboo is the underlying fear of appearing as weak, vulnerable, judged by society and more. However, since the past couple of years, there has been increasing awareness on mental health hygiene and the consequences of poor mental health in our society, there are more published literature in different languages, social media contents and influencers and awareness campaigns.
The Ministry of Health and Population of Nepal estimates that about 15-20% of Nepal’s population may suffer from some form of mental illness. Due to the pandemic of COVID-19 and lockdown in Nepal and other countries, this rate is estimated to have been increased. Reported and visible consequences of poor metal health issues are an increase in the suicide rate, domestic violence, sexual assault and harassment, and more.
Happy Minds Nepal is a solution-oriented response to help break the taboo regarding mental health illness in our community and provide easy access to connect with professional counsellors. We understand the hopelessness, practical barriers, fear and shame, low confidence one might feel when seeking help with poor mental health. All our services are based online, you can be at your comfort and speak with your counsellor or mental health provider. As we connect you with one of our best counsellors, we also ensure to handle your data with discretion.