HOW HAS THE PANDEMIC AFFECTED OUR MENTAL HEALTH?
While coronavirus was spreading at full force across the world, a pandemic in making, many also realised the ghastly impact it would cause on the mental health of an entire generation.
India witnessed its first lockdown in the month of March 2020, and ever since everything that has panned out has been alarming enough to make certain mental health experts believe in the possibility of an impending mental health epidemic.
But how has the pandemic affected us all mentally?
Here’s a quick infographic covering everything that has followed the spread of coronavirus in India, and how the events have been affecting different demographics.
WHAT ALL HAPPENED?
Who are the people most vulnerable to the mental health impact due to COVID-19?
What are the most common mental health issues that people have been facing?
- Strained interpersonal relationships
- Increased irritability and paranoia
- Post Traumatic Stress Disorder - PTSD
- Suicidal Thoughts
These issues continue to disrupt normal lives leading to the manifestation of anxiety in our day to day life. It is vital to take care of ourselves and check our mental health.
Resource - Roy, Adrija et al. “Mental health implications of COVID-19 pandemic and its response in India.” The International journal of social psychiatry, 20764020950769. 1 Sep. 2020, doi:10.1177/0020764020950769 (Cited in MLA Format)