India’s Mental Health Epidemic: Deteriorating Amidst the Pandemic

Volume LIV – Number 2


Amanda Ryan
Abstract: During the COVID-19 pandemic, mental health across the globe has declined and many developing countries are failing to effectively respond. If mental health needs are continuously unfulfilled, numerous short and long-term consequences will arise that will threaten the livelihood of society. By analyzing the psychological deterioration of citizens in India during the pandemic, as well as their government’s inadequate response, the underbelly of this mental health epidemic can be recognized as a critical issue that is in dire need of a solution.
Keywords: Mental Health, COVID-19, Pandemic, India, Stigmatism, Developing Countries.
About the Author: Amanda Ryan is pursuing a B.S. in Political Science with a minor in English from Towson University. She is currently a junior and a new staff member of The Towson Journal of International Affairs.
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