Time and again, many from the Northeast too have sulked into depression or are being haunted by the trauma invoked by discrimination. Unfortunately, many end this trauma by ending their lives. In an interview with Chirasmrita Devi, Clinical Psychologist & Psychotherapist Suniti Barua talks about the issue of mental health as well as the identity crisis faced by the people of NE.
Q How important is mental health in the current scenario?
Mental health is extremely important. The present scenario affects all and can’t be escaped as it is happening to everyone. The whole world is taking new steps thus resilience is the key ingredient. Mental health is a must priority for all to manage through the current times. It has been observed that stress and anxiety among people have increased. Also, individuals with pre-existing issues cannot access the support they need thus people’s mental health (individual or family) has become imperative.
Q How can one deal with Covid-induced depression or trauma?
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