Social Security Administration for Health or Badan Penyelenggara Jaminan Sosial Kesehatan (BPJS) is Indonesia’s national health insurance scheme. They cover multiple health conditions which also includes mental health conditions such as depression, anxiety, bipolar and schizophrenia. However, it does not necessarily cover the cost for psychologists, and depending on your diagnosis and needs, it may not cover the entire cost of your care.
Where to start?
If you are a student, find out whether you have a counsellor provided. Usually universities and/or high schools would have a wellbeing advisor with a psychology background that may help in pointing you in the right direction.
Another way is that you can talk to someone you trust. Whether it is a parent, a friend, a sibling or even a teacher. This way, you are able to work together to find help and also build a support system that you need.
You are able to approach your doctor/general practitioner to talk about how you have been feeling lately. They will be able to work together with you to create an action plan on facing your mental health journey. They will be able to point you to the right help that you need, be it psychologists, psychiatrist and/or support groups.
*If you are in any immediate danger, please call 119 or visit an emergency centre directly.
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Finding Help in Indonesia
The Ministry of Health in Indonesia has developed a database where you are able to search for mental health facilities and care based on your location.
Head on to this website (http://sehat-jiwa.kemkes.go.id/info_pelayanan/fasilitas) to check which is the closest place you can find help.
Developed by the Ministry of Health, Sehat Jiwa is a website and application that aims to provide information regarding mental health and locations of medical facilities that can facilitate patients experiencing mental health conditions.
A organisation that provides information regarding mental health, as well as offer services such as free consultation with a trained counsellor.
Ibunda is an online platform that provides a safe space to share your struggles and also offers online consultation that is psychology based. It allows you to pour your heart out about anything life related; whether it is regarding your love life, friendship or family.
Online counselling application from Indonesia that matches you to a suitable psychologist and type of therapy of your need. This allows you to go through counselling without visiting the hospital or office.
A online counselling platform that connects you to qualified professionals. Initially requires you to fill in a questionnaire to give you the best match counsellor and therapy. The online nature allows you to have your counselling session at the comfort of your home.
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Provides you with free support that is confidential with a trained listener, and also provides online therapy. Also a platform that allows you to connect with a community, giving the opportunity for support group.
MoodGym is an interactive online program that is based on Cognitive Behaviour Therapy (CBT) and Interpersonal Therapy which may help in reducing depression and anxiety symptoms for users, as well as improving wellbeing. As the website describes it, it is like an interactive self-help book.
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Clinically proven online courses to help improve your wellbeing. There are courses for depression, anxiety, social phobia, panic disorders and many more. You are able to work through them supervised by your clinician, or enroll to the available courses for self-help.