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The social and economic issues due to COVID-19 pandemic will result in mass unemployment, depleted social safety nets, homelessness, increase in gender-based violence, alcoholism, hunger, loan defaults and millions slipping into poverty. This post-COVID landscape will definitely leads to an increase in mental health issues such as chronic stress, anxiety, depression, alcohol dependence and self-harm. Recent evidences in psychosocial sciences also show that similar pandemics increased the prevalence of symptoms of post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD), as well as confusion, feeling of loneliness, boredom and anger during and after quarantine .
The Ministry of Health and Family Welfare, Government of India has taken several steps to deal with mental health challenges posed by COVID-19, which includes development of various guidelines in collaboration with National Institute of Mental Health and Neuroscience. The guidelines aimed at enhancing resilience of vulnerable populations against mental health issues. The Ministry of Health and Family Welfare has also established helpline for behavioural and psychosocial help.