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Anand (name changed) lost his job due to lockdown. It look a toll on his relationship with his wife and the death of a family member to Covid made him emotionally unstable. Depression and severe anxiety and panic attacks followed. He attempted suicide but thanks to the timely intervention of his family members, the 42-year-old has been rescued and is undergoing therapy. The ongoing Covid pandemic has triggered a range of mental disorders starting from anxiety to suicidal behaviour.
There are organisations in the city working on mental health issues and have launched campaigns to prevent suicidal attempts by people. Experts said creating awareness on depression, anxiety, staying alert and identifying signs of depression and timely intervention can check suicides around us.
“With one person committing suicide every 40 seconds around