In our fight against the coronavirus, lockdowns are our only hope. But, lockdown across the world has caused uncertainty, isolation, grief, and economic despair, which has resulted in a sharp rise in mental illness. Be it Italy or USA or India, there are many authorities who are raising concerns about the mental health amid lockdown.
One such heartbreaking incident, that brought the attention of mental illness amid lockdown, happened in Noida.
A woman committed suicide by jumping off the 17th floor of a highrise in Noida, early on Saturday. The incident was reported from a highrise society.
As per the sources, the 35-year-old Bhagwati Bisht, who worked as a teacher at a government school in Delhi, was suffering from depression.
According to the police, the woman was under depression due to the present lockdown situation in the country. Sharing the details about the incident, Police Commissioner Sankalp Sharma said,
“The woman jumped off the 17th floor of Antariksh Golf View – 2 residential highrise, in Noida sector 78.”
According to the police, the woman died on the spot soon after she jumped from her apartment floor.
At IFORHER, we are heartbroken as to how this young woman succumbed to the depression caused by the lockdown. As per multiple research studies, loneliness, which is the major factor that can cause depression.
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As lockdown leads to a lot of uncertainty, anxiety, and loneliness in our lives, it is more important than ever to maintain our mental health. So, here are 8 mental health practices to make sure we come out of this lockdown healthier and happier.
#1: Follow a routine
#2: Start an at-home exercise routine
#3: Declutter your home
#4: Meditate, or just breathe
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#5: Maintain community and social connection
#6: Be of service to others, but from a distance
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#7: Practice gratitude
#8: Don’t beat yourself up when things are not going perfectly
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With an increasing number of Indian women battling depression, stress, and anxiety, it is more important than ever to build awareness about this silent killer among Indian women. Here’s a mental health resource that could help you to keep your mental health in check.
In case you know of someone, who feels suicidal, here is how you could help them – from symptoms to helplines.
At IFOHER, we are committed to helping you lead a healthy and happy life. So, remember we are always here for you. We can & we will beat this pandemic together. Stay healthy, Stay happy.