Ajinkya Rahane stresses on mental health help amid lockdown

Amid the nationwide 21-day lockdown enforced due to the coronavirus pandemic, Indian cricketer Ajinkya Rahane talked about the need for mental health help.

Ajinkya Rahane earlier donated Rs. 10 lakh to Maharashtra CM's relief fund to fight the coronavirus pandemic.

Ajinkya Rahane earlier donated Rs. 10 lakh to Maharashtra CM's relief fund to fight the coronavirus pandemic.   -  Emmanual Yogini

India Test vice captain Ajinkya Rahane on Friday said an individual needs to take care of their mental health during the country-wide 21-day lockdown, enforced by the Centre because of the COVID-19 pandemic.

Rahane, who had already donated Rs 10 lakh to the Maharashtra Chief Minister’s Relief Fund, appreciated the efforts of Maharashtra government, Municipal Corporation of Greater Mumbai and Mpower, who have launched an initiative to help people in this difficult time.

“Mental health is also important during this lockdown. Highly appreciate the efforts of Maharashtra Government, BMC & Mpower for creating a free helpline to support people for their mental wellbeing. @AUThackeray @mybmc @NeerjaBirla ,” the right-handed batsman from Mumbai tweeted.

 

Rahane asked fellow Mumbai citizens to call on the helpline number 1800 120 820050 created for those in distress.

Even star batsman Rohit Sharma took to Twitter and informed people about the same initiative.

“The government of Maharashtra, BMC and Mpower 1on1 have created a free helpline to support you at this difficult time. Call 1800-120-820050 to speak to a mental health professional. #LetsTalk1on1,” tweeted Sharma.

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