UNAIR NEWS – Riliv is an online sharing application supervised by psychologists. The application is created to help and solve mental health problems in Indonesia. As it is based online, the public can easily consult with psychologists through mobile intermediaries.
Adismara Putri Pradiri is one of the alumni of Faculty of Psychology, Universitas Airlangga (UNAIR). She is Riliv Head of Content who attended as a guest speaker at the ISMKMI Month Seminar and Talkshow (Bulis, ed) on Sunday, October 27, 2019 in the Multipurpose Hall of Nanizar Zaman Yoenoes Building, Faculty of Pharmacy, Universitas Airlangga (UNAIR).
In the event, she said that face-to-face counseling and online counseling have the same level of effectiveness. It is possible because face-to-face counseling and online counseling have different goals. Face-to-face counseling is usually done by people who need therapy, whereas online counseling gives opportunity to share with anonymity.
“Face-to-face counseling is for people with problems that need therapy, such as depression, depression that requires therapy, phobias or schizophrenia. While online counseling gives advantage of anonymity, people don’t know who you are so you are free to be yourself and be able to tell stories without fear of being judged, ” she said.
The effectiveness of riliv is proven as around 200,000 people have used the application services and 99% said they were satisfied with the services obtained. Not just counseling, Riliv shares new knowledge about mental health through his Instagram account. This way, the community can be aware of or care about their own mental health.
Psychological problems or mental health problems are interpreted as anything felt in a person that can disrupt the person’s daily life. Not only for people who feel sadness but also people who feel excessive pleasure.
“Psychological problems are when anything we feel interferes with in our daily lives, for example falling in love makes us forget to eat or prefer to take a walk instead of studying. Even though falling in love is fun, but if it is disturbing everyday life, there is something wrong with that, ” she added.
As closing statement, Adismara revealed that in an era of sophisticated technology people should not be slaves to technology itself. She appealed that as much as possible the community should not become victims of the technological sophistication because it can cause mental health problems.
“The most important thing is to realize that technology is in your hands, you are not technology slaves, Instagram slaves, content slaves. The point is, don’t let yourself become victims of technology, you have to become the ruler of that technology, ” she concluded. (*)
Author : Dita Aulia Rahma
Editor : Khefti Al Mawalia