Free mental health counselling camp organized in Kashmir as stress cases rise

Medical CampSrinagar: Days after experts suggested that the flood-affected people in Kashmir region were showing early signs of Post Traumatic Stress Disorder, a common disorder among victims of various disasters, a free medical camp was organized in Srinagar to treat patients suffering from psychiatric problems.

The camp was primarily organized to treat patients suffering from psychiatric problems due to “conflict and situation arisen after the floods”. Hundreds of people suffering from despair and depression visited the camp, which started at 10 am at Islamic Higher Secondary School, in Rajouri Kadal area of downtown Srinagar.

Professional Counsellors, socio-therapists, psychologists, and psychiatrists presided over the camp and advised patients on how to cope with the current situation.

Another such camp was organized at Nundresh Colony, Bemina, which is remained submerged under floodwaters for days.

The camps were organized by ‘Darul Khair’ on the directions of its patron Mirwaiz Molvi Umar Farooq, one of the pro-freedom leaders of Kashmir. The organizers said the such camps would continue in the coming days in different areas as well.