Russia may introduce free psychological assistance for some citizens

A bill providing for the provision of free psychological assistance for certain categories of citizens is planned to be submitted to the State Duma by the beginning of the autumn session, Izvestia reported.

Under citizens who can apply for This assistance includes people with disabilities, from low-income families, as well as those affected by emergencies. It is noted that this circle can be expanded.

Providing free assistance is offered in the network of state psychological service centers.

The publication added that the legislation of the Russian Federation now provides for such assistance in some cases. For example, this is psychological assistance to crime victims, the operation of helplines, support for military personnel, law enforcement officers and citizens in emergency situations.

Recall that back in February, the Russian Ministry of Education and the Ministry of Education launched hotlines to provide psychological assistance to students , children and adults.

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