Report: 950% more Israelis seek psychological help since start of Gaza war

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The Israeli Mental Health Association has revealed a staggering surge of 950% in the number of Israelis seeking psychological support since the commencement of the occupying regime's genocidal war on the Gaza Strip.

The Israeli organization's findings indicate a surge in inquiries to their call center, Middle East Monitor reported, citing a report by the Israeli Public Broadcasting Corporation on Friday.

The number of inquiries reached approximately 172,000, with around 33,000 requests per month, including 44,000 in the initial month, the report said.

Israel’s Walla website also quoted a statement by the organization that the number of daily inquiries has surged to 920 since the start of the war.

The organization has also enlisted over 150 volunteers to provide much-needed psychological support to those seeking help.

Moreover, in another report by the Eran mental health crisis hotline, a sharp increase of 950% in calls involving depression, acute mental distress and loneliness was reported.

On October 7 alone, the organization dealt with more than 3,500 incoming calls. This compares to 500 calls on a routine day.

Also the number of children and teenagers under the age of 17 phoning in has surged by 125% compared to last year, with a significant rise observed during the initial weeks of the conflict.

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