Akshay Kumar, Hrithik Roshan, Abhishek Bachchan, Promote Maharashtra Govt Helpline To Address Mental Health Issues Amidst Covid-19 Crisis

Various Bollywood celebrities including Akshay Kumar , Hrithik Roshan , Ajay Devgn , Abhishek Bachchan and other Bollywood stars went to their social networks on Friday to promote the 'talk 1 on 1' initiative of the Maharashtra government and the BMC.

Under the initiative, a help line has been introduced by the government as a measure to address the mental health problems that people currently face during the coronavirus crisis.

Through the given help line number people can speak one on one with a mental health professional and share their fears, anxieties, and all other psychological issues.

Akshay Kumar and other Bollywood celebrities shared a short promotion video of the help line in which people were asked to speak one on one and seek help.


"Put your distress to rest. The government of Maharashtra, BMC and Mpower 1on1 have created a free help line to ensure that you don't feel alone. Call 1800-120-820-050 to speak to a mental health professional. #LetsTalk1on1 @my_bmc," Akshay Kumar captioned the post.

Other Bollywood celebrities that shared the video and urged people suffering from mental health issues to consult the mental health professional through the help line are director Karan Johar actors Farhan Akhtar , Hrithik Roshan, and Ajay Devgn.

With the spurt in the number of positive COVID-19 cases, the country is under a state of panic and the help line is aimed at the same.

The total number of coronavirus cases in India rose to 2301 on Friday, including 156 cured and discharged and 56 deaths, the Ministry of Health and Family Welfare said.