On the occasion of World Kidney Day, Fortis Hospital Anandapur facilitated a ‘Mental Health Session’for dialysis patients and their caretakers. The session was designed address the mental and emotional hurdles commonly encountered by individuals with kidney ailments as well as their caregivers.
The session was held in the presence of Dr. Upal Sengupta, Consultant, Nephrology, Fortis Hospital Anandapur, Kolkata and Dr. Sanjay Garg, Consultant, Mental Health and Behavioral Sciences, Fortis Hospital Anandapur, Kolkata. The doctors shared approaches and suggested activities to help individuals manage the psychological impacts of living with kidney disease, with a focus on mental health and overall wellbeing.
Dr. Upal Sengupta, Consultant, Nephrology, at Fortis Hospital Anandapur, Kolkatasaid “I have personally witnessed the effect that kidney disease and dialysis treatment can have on both patients and their families’ mental health. Our session aimed to alleviate feelings of isolation, anxiety, and depression which are prevalent among individuals with kidney disease. We provided a secure and supportive environment where individuals could learn coping strategies and receive expert guidance from healthcare professionals specializing in kidney disease care.The entire idea of the treatment with us is holistic.Other than the medical treatment we are in a constant effort to empower the patient and the family to live a normal and productive life as much as possible.”
Dr. Sanjay Garg, Consultant, Mental Health and Behavioral Sciences,Fortis Hospital Anandapur, Kolkatastated, “Coping with kidney disease and undergoing dialysis treatment can be challenging and stressful, not only for patients but also for their caregivers. What set this session apart was its focus on delivering prompt, practical, and tangible results for the dialysis community. Through this session, we provided patients and caregivers with effective coping methods that enable them to leverage the strength of hope, optimism, and peer support.”