October 10th was World Mental Health Day, an opportunity to talk about mental health.
What do you do, if you are in Dhaka, having a really bad day and need help?
Reaching this conclusion is an amazing feat in itself. There is enough stigma, social and personal barriers that prevent people from going to a therapist. You do not have to be diagnosed with anything, you are not ‘crazy’ or ‘weak’. Sometimes its just nice (and necessary) to talk to a professional, who has the tools to listen.
Here are a couple of places that we recommend. Our recommendations are based on therapists who seem non-judgemental, are easy to talk to, maintain confidentiality while meeting mental health and wellness needs :
Address: House 9, Road 17, Block C, Banani, 1213 Dhaka
Phone Number: 09678701701
Psychological Health and Wellness Clinic – PHWC
Address:3rd Floor, Caldwell Centre, House 54, Rd No. 11, Block C, Banani, Dhaka 1213
Phone Number: 01777-772764
Opening hours: Sunday-Wednesday 9.00 – 19.00, Thursday 9.00 – 17.00, Saturday 10.00 – 18.00
You can request English speaking therapists if needed.
Healing Heart Counseling Unit
Address: House 121, Road 6, Block-B, Bashundhara R/A, Dhaka
Phone Number: 01752-074497
Nasirullah Psychotherapy Unit
Address: 3rd floor, Arts Building (beside Population Science Dept.), Dhaka University
Phone Number: +880 1755654835, +880 1727906007