All India Institute of Medical Health Sciences starts mental health centre at Bhubaneshwar

The All India Institute of Medical Health Sciences (AIIMS) has set up a counselling and wellness centre for students and staff at Bhubaneshwar in Odisha.

The centre is expected to help fight mental illnesses that are being reported widely among staff members. The centre will be made open to the public in a few months time.

There are six AIIMS institutions across India. Bhubaneshwar is the first city to get this facility.

Experts say that more people are prone to mental illnesses due to changes in lifestyle, addiction to social media, and loss of family values and relationships. In a highly competitive world, people find it difficult to survive. Many even decide to end their lives because they cannot handle the competition.

Two helpline numbers have also been provided These are open to the public.

The numbers are open through the day. They are 08280117000 and for help.

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