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| Published: September 22, 2021

Mental Health and Loneliness During Covid-19

Mandeep Kaur

M.A., Department of Psychology, Guru Nanak Dev University, Amritsar, India Google Scholar More about the auther

DIP: 18.01.157.20210903

DOI: 10.25215/0903.157

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In 2020, the world was brought to a standstill with the spread of Coronavirus. Lockdowns were imposed all over the world and people were asked to stay at homes. In such conditions, when people were exercising “social distancing”, a sense of loneliness was felt among people who were separated from their loved ones for extended periods. Many people stuck in their temporary residences experienced an immense state of solitude and loneliness. These conditions had a direct impact on the mental health of people. People often tend to neglect their mental health. When put under such stressful conditions, the effects of the environment on people’s mental health can be drastic. With the feeling of loneliness among people at its peak, right now is the optimum time to measure the relation of loneliness with the variable of mental health. This study was conducted to see the effect of loneliness on mental health. The data was collected from 35 young adults aged 18-35 years. The standardized scales were used for this purpose. The result obtained indicated a negative correlation between loneliness and mental health as expected. Spending more time with loved ones directly helps maintain a healthy mental state.

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ISSN 2348-5396

ISSN 2349-3429

18.01.157.20210903

10.25215/0903.157

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Published in   Volume 09, Issue 3, July- September, 2021