SPECIAL EDITION ON COVID-19 AND MENTAL HEALTH

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Editorial

COVID-19 and Heard Immunity

‘Heard’ immunity is not a misspelling for the more popular ‘herd’ immunity scientists are looking for in this pandemic. It actually refers to myths, misconceptions, misinterpretations and rumours afloat related to the corona virus, lockdown and related activities. These false information were circulated and spread via the social media, news […]

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Brief Commentary

Role of Information, Education and Communication in addressing psycho-social aspects of Covid-19 – Preparation and implementation

A crisis as never experienced before, the Covid-19 pandemic has resulted in a major shift in how we live our lives. It has resulted in impediments in all aspect of living, and mental health complications is one of the major challenges that it has brought about. The precautionary measures such as the lockdown and social distancing also has been found to have a negative impact on the mental health of an individual.[1] In this regard, Precautionary measures and timely interventions are found to be of can great help in handling the incidence and the consequences of this pandemic.

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Immediate Care for Psychological Events and Emergencies in the Context of COVID-19 Pandemic

The focus of attention of the entire world for the recent few months has been the massive outbreak of the novel coronavirus disease, commonly called the COVID-19. The rapid spread of the disease, wasn’t limited to any geographical locations and has affected almost every continent in the world.

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“The Cries behind the Closed Rooms”: Domestic Violence against Women during COVID-19, A Crisis Call

The Coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19) has emerged as a global health threat. Beyond just the public health perspective, such pandemics can cause immense psycho-social implications, that long outlast the infection itself. The stress as well as lockdown and social distancing as measures to control the outbreak, has led to change in living structures and behavioral responses.

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Frontline Health workers – The Warriors of COVID-19 Outbreak: Psychological Concerns and Assistance in Indian Context

On January 31, 2020, the World Health Organization (WHO) declared the corona virus outbreak a Public Health Emergency of International Concern. In the current scenario where the entire world is grappling with the appropriate measures that needs to be adopted in order to curb the spread of the COVID – 19 pandemic, it threatens us to become an endemic like HIV as warned by the World Health Organisation’s latest reports.

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Implications of COVID-19 and mental health response in tribal padas, Aghai

COVID-19 is a global health crisis that has challenged everyone, with severe implications for vulnerable groups across the globe. Countries are adopting several strategies to curb the spread of the pandemic through contact tracing, quarantining, lock-down measures, and creating containment zones. Whilst seen as necessary, these measures are contributing to […]

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“The Locked Minds” during the COVID-19 Pandemic: Burden of the Global Lockdown, A Psychosocial perspective

Coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19) and Lockdown: The Problem Statement The world has witnessed several ‘plagues’ throughout history and each time the effects have been global and devastating. From the infamous Bubonic Plague to the Spanish Flu, Asiatic Cholera and recently the Severe Acute Respiratory Syndrome (SARS): pandemics are not just […]

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Review Article

Psychological Threats Associated with Economic Insecurity during COVID-19 Pandemic

Abstract: Background or Objectives: The Corona Virus Disease – 2019 (COVID-19) is an  unforeseen  pandemic that had spread worldwide since the end of December. Besides the medical emergency and increasing mortality rate associate with the disease, the pandemic also has a profound impact on economic, psychological, and sociological aspects of […]

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Original Article

Promoting Positive Mental Health during COVID-19 Lockdown

The global health crisis due to COVID-19 pandemic and associated unfamiliar public health measures such as quarantine and lockdown demands spreading of health messages to address the emotional distress of people across the globe. Social media platforms are exponentially used in this era of virtual communication for promotion of health and communication of health messages to the public. To describe the effectiveness of social media campaign to enhance positive mental health of public users during the COVID-19 lockdown period.

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Letter to Editor

Need for ‘Tragic Optimism’ in a Post-COVID World

Covid-19 has been called a black swan, that turned into a pandemic and took the whole world by storm. This has deeply affected the mental health of each and every individual, infected or not, our lives changed and we struggle to find a new normal. But as Viktor Frankl put it, “when we are no longer able to change a situation, we are challenged to change ourselves.” This letter aims to shed light on the necessity for adopting principles like Tragic Optimism in order to cope healthily and navigate using principles of positive psychology in this pandemic.

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