Jonas Monteiro

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Credentials : M.Sc. in Psychological Clinical; B.A. (Honors) in Psychology, with distinction from St. Xavier’s College of Arts, Science and Commerce, University of Goa; Rorschach Ink-Blot Test: Certified (2014) by “Sukrut” (The Psychotherapeutic Centre), India and Dr. Scott Churchill, Chair of Department of Psychology, University of Dallas, U.S.A.

Languages Spoken : English, Portuguese, Konkani and Hindi.

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About The Smile Again Foundation

Everyone deserves to be happy, but not everyone gets to be happy. There are factors, both internal and external that affect us and before we know it, we are no longer the same again. Some of us suffer from depression owing to the events that had happened in our lives. Be it long-term unemployment, long-term isolation, living in an abusive or uncaring relationship or loneliness or prolonged work stress -  all these are more likely to cause depression than recent life stresses.


While the causes mentioned above are no doubt some of the reasons for depression, it has also been found that depression can also be caused by family history, personality, serious medical illness or drug and alcohol abuse. 


But most of us until recently, never thought of depression as a disease. We were always having the impression of it as just being a bad day or a bad mood which was expected to get better in a few hours. But in reality, depression is a disease. A disease that has an effect on the brain and leaves us with days and months of depression unless it is treated. 


The WHO had reported in 2015 that in India alone, more than fifty million people suffer from depression. This number is increasing year after year and unless we take the right steps in identifying and solving the problem, it may turn into a herculean task that might get to big to solve. In addition to this, there is the problem of accessibility to good psychologists in India for people of smaller towns and villages. The Smile Again Foundation in association with BeamitLive is trying to solve this problem to bring quality psychologists to people no matter where they live. 

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