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From illness to wellness: Let’s work towards ‘Resilience’

Tuesday, March 30, 2021 - 15:55
Ajay Chandra

The unprecedented spread of the COVID-19 pandemic has affected mental wellbeing, alongside its physical and social constrictions. The mental health effects of the COVID-19 pandemic in India has been significant, is ongoing, and will persist for a long time. One in every seven Indian suffers from mental illness, and about 45.7 million people have been reported to be prone to depression and anxiety disorders. Many of us are facing challenges that can be stressful, overwhelming, and cause strong emotions in adults and children. Being exposed to news of deaths, social alienation, and the resulting psychological trauma are indicative of mental health problems such as post-traumatic stress disorder, depression, and suicide. Anxiety and fear are the initial responses of the millions, which could have emotional, social, and economic consequences.