COVID-19: Bandung psychiatrists offer online mental health assistance through Ruang Empati

first_img“Around three or four of them have been mentally affected by the COVID-19 outbreak. Some can still be helped through relaxation sessions, but two others needed to be referred to psychiatrists,” Elvine said, adding the online service did not replace face-to-face consultation sessions in the hospital.She added that the service had also been used by people from regions outside Bandung, such as Jakarta, Jambi and North Sumatra’s Medan.Ruang Empati spokesperson Teddy Hidayat said the program was a joint effort from several medical and academic institutions in the province, including the West Java administrations’ mental health prevention team, Melinda 2 Hospital, Bandung Institute of Technology (ITB) and Padjadjaran University.Read also: Three stages of emotion on COVID-19 journey: Where are you now? Psychiatrists and volunteers in Bandung, West Java, have initiated an online mental health assistance program called Ruang Empati (Empathy Room) to ensure people with mental health problems can access necessary help during the COVID-19 outbreak.Elvine Gunawan, a psychiatrist working at the Melinda 2 Hospital in the city, has been working with fellow psychiatrists and volunteers to provide online consultation sessions via the Instagram account @ketik.hasaka and the website ruangempati.com.They are currently serving 48 patients. Teddy went on to say the program aimed to reduce anxiety and panic attack caused by the economic difficulties and stay-at-home requirements triggered by the COVID-19 outbreak.“Anxiety and stress can lower a person’s immunity level. Handling those stresses can help someone boost their immune system,” said Teddy, who is also a scholar from Padjadjaran University Medical School.Apart from consultation sessions, Ruang Empati also provided art psychotherapy sessions to help patients express their emotions and reduce their anxiety and sadness, said ITB School of Art and Design researcher Ira Adriati.Those who wish to access the online psychiatrist services provided by Ruang Empati can send a chat message through WhatsApp at 0818-272-255 or send a message to @ketik.hasaka on Instagram. Psychiatrists and volunteers will respond to messages sent to those accounts from 8 a.m. to 12 a.m. (nal)Topics :last_img read more

Prince Tagoe reveals the use of juju in Black Stars camp

first_imgEx-Ghana striker Prince Tagoe has made a startling revelation that there is an excessive use of black magic popularly known as ‘juju’ among Black Stars players.The former Hearts striker was of the view that the black magic was aimed at destroying each other for international recognition.Tagoe, who was a surprise inclusion in Ghana’s 2010 World Cup squad stated that players suffered nightmares during their time in camp.”People don’t sleep, they can’t even sleep, but in the public, they will give you the entire good smile, chilling and everything,” he said on Hitz FM”But when they go to their rooms, it’s a different thing and when you are smart, you don’t follow what people say but you remain careful.””I am very honest. Let me tell you something, whenever we have a game and we have to pray, we all pray to one God, but each and everyone has their personal issue with somebody.” “If people can sleep and have nightmare and mention names that is earthly world.””People have their differences. To be very honest, when I was there and Stephen Appiah was the captain that was the best moment in my life.”Tagoe is not the first to reveal the use of black magic in the Black Stars with Ghana coach in 2012, Goran Stevanovic also making similar allegations.  –Follow Joy Sports on Twitter: @JoySportsGH. Our hashtag is #JoySportslast_img read more

How Montrezl Harrell helped the Clippers overcome OKC

first_imgMontrezl Harrell was as eye-catching on the court Monday as he is off it, where you can’t ever miss him in the bold self-stylings he’s described as a hippie-, rock star-type look.As even the professional scorers around him were slogging it out in the Clippers’ 90-88 victory at Staples Center, Harrell might’ve been wearing his bright “Rugrats” TV show-inspired sweatsuit out there, he was that conspicuous.And that in character.“Trezz just does a good job of doing his job,” veteran guard Lou Williams said. “He screens, he rolls, puts himself in position to be successful.” Clippers vs. Mavericks Game 5 playoff updates from NBA beat reporters Kristaps Porzingis ruled out as Clippers, Mavericks set for Game 5; Follow for game updates DYNAMIC DUO IN-WAITINGThe Clippers continue to await the opportunity to debut Kawhi Leonard and George beside each other for the first time. As of Tuesday evening, Leonard was listed as questionable for Wednesday’s game against the Boston Celtics (7 p.m., ESPN), the Clippers’ third game of a five-game homestand.Leonard has missed five of the Clippers’ 14 games so far, either because of a load-management strategy meant to ease stress on an ongoing injury to the patella tendon in his left knee or recently, on account of a left knee contusion.Before Monday’s game, Clippers coach Doc Rivers said the Clippers don’t harbor any long-term concerns about Leonard’s injury, noting the two-time NBA Finals MVP had been “very close” to playing against Oklahoma City and could play against the Celtics, who are 11-2 and in first place in the Eastern Conference.Related Articles Clippers hope they can play to their capabilities, quell Mavericks’ momentum Newsroom GuidelinesNews TipsContact UsReport an Error “He’s skilled – I mean, he’s skilled,” George said. “Great hands. Plays bigger than what he is. He contests, he takes charges. He brings the toughness, great finisher. He’s got the complete package and he’s got a niche for this league. He’s definitely got a niche and he knows his game.“Those are guys that do well, they know what they do and they do it at a high level.” With Leonard, the Clippers are 7-2. Without him, they’re 2-3, and it’s worth noting both of their Leonard-less wins came after George returned after concluding rehab from offseason surgery on both shoulders.After being facing double-teams all game on Monday, George said he’ll welcome Leonard’s presence, whenever he’s able to provide it.“You can’t shrink the floor when you got me, Lou, Kawhi, Trezz, you just can’t shrink the floor,” George said. “There is no way that guys can take themselves out of the play defensively and try to face-guard. You just can’t do that, because Lou, Kawhi or myself, whoever is getting that type of defense, we are going to pick you apart and make plays offensively.” What the Clippers are saying the day after Luka Doncic’s game-winner tied series, 2-2 This is how Harrell, the 25-year-old Virginian, defined successful this time.By carrying the offensive load: He took 20 of the Clippers’ 87 shots and scored 13 of their 35 baskets. All of his buckets came at the rim, many off screen-and-rolls that resulted in rim-rattling dunks as the 6-foot-7 Harrell used his speed and savvy to evade Steven Adams, the Thunder’s sturdy 7-footer.By imposing his will on a back-and-forth fourth quarter: Harrell played all 12 minutes and had 14 points, seven rebounds (including five on the offensive glass), two assists, a steal and a blocked shot.By making some NBA history: Harrell finished with 28 points, 12 rebounds and five assists – becoming just the eighth player ever to post that line off the bench, and the only one to do it in fewer than 33 minutes.Paul George followed his 37-point and 33-point debut outings by scoring 18 on Monday, when he delivered the game-sealing 3-pointer and, a little later, an astute scouting report on his new teammate “Trezz.” For Lakers’ LeBron James, Jacob Blake’s shooting is bigger issue than a big Game 4 victory last_img read more

Mirza Bašić is the new player of FK ”Olimpic”

first_imgYoung B&H football player Bašić has signed a two year contract with FK ”Olimpic”. Bašić went through all the youth selections of FK ” Sarajevo” and won the double crown in junior category. FK ”Sarajevo” offered him a professional contract that he refused to sign because of bad conditions, and that is why he went to the Czech Republic and signed a three year contract with FK ”Pribram”.After two seasons in the Czech league, Bašić decided he does not want to play there anymore and he took the offer of FK ”Olimpic”.last_img read more

DONEGAL’S SWALLOWS HAVE ARRIVED – IT MUST BE SUMMER!

first_imgThey’ve arrived so it can mean only one thing – summer is here!Swallows have been spotted in several parts of the county in the past couple of days including New Mills, Lifford, Donegal Town and Burnfoot.Eagle-eyed DD readers have contacted us to say they have seen the tiny but resourceful birds. The birds will begin to make their nests in barns and outhouses in the coming weeks before leaving again in September and October.  DONEGAL’S SWALLOWS HAVE ARRIVED – IT MUST BE SUMMER! was last modified: April 10th, 2014 by StephenShare this:Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on LinkedIn (Opens in new window)Click to share on Reddit (Opens in new window)Click to share on Pocket (Opens in new window)Click to share on Telegram (Opens in new window)Click to share on WhatsApp (Opens in new window)Click to share on Skype (Opens in new window)Click to print (Opens in new window) Tags:donegalsummerswallowslast_img read more