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Name of Media:

World Mental Health Day: As India's Covid-19 lockdown ends, a mental health crisis is looming


Ritika Aggarwal

Publisher or Source:

Financial Express

Type of Media:

Newspaper Article

Media Originally for:

General Public

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Primary Focus of Media:

Post Intensive Care Syndrome (PICS)

COVID-19 Related:



The first onslaught of the pandemic was the physical concerns brought about by the virus, but now we need to brace for the tidal wave of mental health concerns across all segments of our population that are expected to continue increasing for the next few months at least. By May, we had already seen a 20% rise in cases of mental health according to the Indian Psychiatric Society. The mental health concerns due to the pandemic may not just be immediate, but can also cause long term effects lasting for a minimum of 1-3 years.

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