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| Published: May 20, 2021

Social and Mental Health Concerns After COVID-19: Need for Public Health Policy

Anantika Tehlani

M.Phil. (Clinical Psychology) Trainee at IHBAS, Delhi, India Google Scholar More about the auther

, Manisha Jha

Clinical Psychologist, Department of Clinical Psychology, IHBAS, Delhi, India Google Scholar More about the auther

, Vibha Sharma

Associate Professor, Department of Clinical Psychology, IHBAS, Delhi, India Google Scholar More about the auther

DIP: 18.01.097.20210902

DOI: 10.25215/0902.097

ABSTRACT

With the world being witness to one of the most calamitous virus, Covid-19, our ways of operating have undeniably been altered to a large extent. The rapid transmission rate is due the reason that it spreads through touch, causing millions of deaths globally. Along with its high infectivity and fatality rates, the Corona Virus Disease has caused universal psychosocial impact by causing mass hysteria, economic burden and financial losses along with having plenty of detrimental effects on the various groups in the society. The mental health of those locked due to the imposed restrictions and the professionals dedicatedly involved in the treatment of the virus has been severely impacted. Governments, worldwide have been actively involved in the policy making and implementation of measures to combat the virus. The pandemic has changed the face of the earth and has brought in the realization that unexpected times of crisis calls for a greater need for empathy and solidarity.

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ISSN 2348-5396

ISSN 2349-3429

18.01.097.20210902

10.25215/0902.097

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Published in   Volume 09, Issue 2, April-June, 2021