Suicide rates rise in India during Covidium-16 epidemic; Government neglect to provide mental health services

Suicide rates rise in India during Covidium-16 epidemic; Government neglect to provide mental health services


Radhakant Tripathi, a Supreme Court lawyer and activist, has written to the National Human Rights Commission stating that while the coronavirus epidemic is on the rise in India, the suicide rate is on the rise and the government has failed to provide mental health services to the public.

According to an online survey conducted by The Suicide Prevention India Foundation in May 2020, the number of suicides nationwide has risen sharply during Kovid-16. In the survey, they interviewed 157 psychiatrists across the country.

Emotional stress, dissatisfaction with Kovid-16 infections, dissatisfaction with accepting Kovid-16's "new normal", domestic violence, etc. are leading to depression and suicide among all sections of the population. The World Health Organization (WHO) also said that the epidemic, which had disrupted life and livelihoods, was causing fear, anxiety, depression and stress.

As much attention is paid to other diseases in our country, less attention is paid to mental illness. "It simply came to our notice then. The Government of India, the State Government and the Union Territories are neglecting the mental health of individuals. However, according to the Mental Health Service Act, passed in 2014, appropriate arrangements should be made for their treatment and care.

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