Exams: The word instills a sense of panic and even terror in all of us! However, there’s no escape from them! February and March are times when everyone is gearing up for the final exam or assessment of the year; the much dreaded Boards or entrance exams for further studies. The stress takes a toll on students and their families alike. Many children fall sick, have anxiety attacks, are unable to sleep, and suffer from a low morale due to parental pressure and peer influences. Some refuse to sit for exams on the D-day as they feel unprepared and others are misled to follow potentially harmful stress-busting techniques such as substance abuse.
To express solidarity with our hard-at-work students and to ensure their mental and emotional health, Fortis Healthcare has re-activated its national helpline programme this year as a continuing service for the benefit of the students and parents. For the past few years, it has been an ongoing process and many students and parents have found it useful. The FORTIS NATIONAL HELPLINE number is +918376804102 on which students or parents can call between 9 am to 5 pm with queries related to stress, mental well-being, exam tips or even to consult a team of experts and behavioral psychologists. As every year, the exam helpline will also have a counsellor available seven days a week for guiding students and their parents, providing crisis intervention and answer anybody who is struggling to cope with exam-related concerns and needs urgent assistance.
Dr. Samir Parikh, Director, Department of Mental Health and Behavioural Sciences, Fortis Healthcareshares valuable and important, easy-to-do tips to bust exam stress and prepare well:
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Department of Mental Health and Behavioural Sciences at Fortis Healthcare
The Department of Mental Health and Behavioural Sciences at Fortis Healthcare is an integrated mental health care system providing clinical evaluation and treatment services for a broad range of emotional, cognitive, and behavioral disorders for patients of all ages and cultural backgrounds. Led by Dr. Samir Parikh and one of the largest mental health care providers in the private sector, our team comprises of psychiatrists, clinical psychologists, counselling psychologists, psychoanalytical psychotherapists, art therapists, special educators and occupational therapists. At the Department of Mental Health and Behavioural Sciences, it is an endeavour to create an environment that promotes hope and trust among our clients, their families, and the community. We aspire at improving the emotional and psychological well-being of our clients by providing effective, integrated mental health services with compassion, dignity and respect.
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