India has an estimated 200 million people living with mental health problems. Most have little or no access to professional help, but an online start-up is working to address this. Photo: Alamy

Indian start-ups’ online mental health counselling could help millions who lack access

  • In India, nearly 200 million people have mental health problems and there is fewer than one psychiatrist for every 100,000 people
  • Juno Clinic, a start-up, offers easy and relatively cheap access to online counselling from professionals
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India has an estimated 200 million people living with mental health problems. Most have little or no access to professional help, but an online start-up is working to address this. Photo: Alamy
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South China Morning Post sports reporter Patrick Blennerhassett takes a breather during a training session at Happy Valley, Hong Kong. He has been abstaining from alcohol since May. Photo: Antony Dickson

How I rewired my brain by giving up drinking. I used to be full of self-pity, now I confront negative thoughts and I am so much happier

  • I knew the physical benefits I would get when I quit alcohol to prepare for the Hong Kong Marathon. I wasn’t expecting the psychological improvements
  • My mental health is transformed. I can deal with negative emotions. It feels as if someone has taken sandpaper to all the rough edges in my life
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South China Morning Post sports reporter Patrick Blennerhassett takes a breather during a training session at Happy Valley, Hong Kong. He has been abstaining from alcohol since May. Photo: Antony Dickson
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