How to help an Alcoholic?

It is painful and overwhelming to see someone you love destroy their life due to an addictive behaviour. Alcoholics usually tend to deny their addiction and only realize it when its negative effects have spread into almost all areas of life. Here the role of friends and family members can be effective in encouraging them […]

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First aid for Panic Attacks

Panic attack is a condition which is episodic in nature marked by high anxiety and fear, also discomfort that develops suddenly and reaches heights within 10 minutes.   Observable symptoms: Trembling and shaking Sweating Short breaths and sensations of choking If the person reports – palpitations, chest pain or discomfort, abdominal distress or nausea, dizziness […]

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Panic Attack in Child

Did you know that a panic attack in children often manifests in the early stages of adolescence? And, it is the most common psychological problem in the western countries, usually affecting about 2-3% of the people especially the younger ones in a year. There is no specific event triggering the first panic attack in children, […]

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Alcohol Detoxification

Do you know that Delirium tremens kills one in  20 people during alcohol withdrawal? Yes, It is estimated these tremors occur in 5 percent of the people who go through the process of alcohol withdrawal. This is the time where the alcohol detoxification comes into the picture.   It is good if you have decided […]

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How To Stop Panic Attack

Dying on EMI basis?   In the spur of a moment suddenly thinking of losing control, having a heart attack or even dying. No clue of what’s happening in and around? That could be a panic attack. Yes! A panic attack is a sudden impact of intense fear that creates severe physical reactions in the […]

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Living on the Edge

 

Living on the edgeProblems faced by caregivers and families of people suffering from a mental illness are many. There are many times that just when they feel they have managed to master every possible situation that their ward can throw at them a new surprise springs like a jack in the box.

Today people have a service which they can call to get telephonic advice and actual emergency crisis care. Before that a bit on when a person can use this service.

When Can I Use The Emergency Line?

  1. Your ward gets violent: Alcoholics, drug addicts usually take to violence to take out their frustration. Schizophrenics, those suffering from dementia, bipolar disorder patients can get violent within a short second and create domestic havoc.
  2. Self harm: Many mentally ill people seriously consider and sometimes do previous harm to themselves.
  3. Many times the patient will not listen to the family and do as he/ she pleases; like go out alone, buy things without money, steal etc.

To marginalize and control this kind of behaviour by getting advice and help from professionals, one can use the emergency helpline.

Is the emergency helpline available throughout the day and night?

The Cadabam’s group has launched this helpline with the intention of making it available 24/7 – 365 days a hear. You can reach out for help anytime of the day and night and our professionals will be there to assist you.

Do I need to pay for this service?

The emergency helpline is free of cost. The only charge you will bear is the cost of the telephone call.

What if the emergency is very serious?

Cadabam’s group will send it’s emergency rescue team with an ambulance, so you can admit your ward to the nearest medical centre.

So if you see the emergency helpline number +91 97414 76476 is a boom to caregivers and their families. It is a single point of contact for them to seek advice, take action and help heal their loved ones.

The people who man the numbers are qualified and can make a world of difference to the families who put their heart and soul into managing their loved one’s mental problems.

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