Wake up. Work. Eat. Binge-watch. Sleep. Repeat!
This is what majorly sums up the pattern of our everyday life nowadays. To help break the chain of transmission, we all are practicing social distancing norms and our movements are also restricted. Staying in, following all the safety protocols is what keeps us safe.
While pacing up with the new realities of working from home, lack of physical connection with our friends and family, phases of temporary unemployment, the feelings of anxiety, stress, grief, and fear are natural to occur.
The situation around us is quite distressing. The physical effects of coronavirus are still well known to the world. However, the impact of this pandemic in deteriorating the mental health of human beings is still less discussed.
All the events happening around us are not just bad for our physical health but affect our mental state too. Mental and physical well-being are equally vital components of overall health. Not just Corona, there is a spike in the cases of stress, anxiety, and depression. People across the globe not only experienced the overwhelming fear of contracting the virus or spreading it to their family members but also mourned the loss of their loved ones or even post-recovery some are unable to forget the living nightmare they were subjected to. There is a need for ways through which people can learn to cope with stress in a healthy way.
Mental illnesses are conditions that affect a person’s thinking, feeling, mood or behavior, such as depression, anxiety, bipolar disorder, or schizophrenia. Such conditions may be occasional or long-lasting and affect someone’s ability to relate to others and function each day.
Mental health includes our emotional, psychological, and social well-being. It affects how we think, feel, and act. It also helps determine how well we can handle stress, relate to others, and make healthy choices. Having a good state of mind is imperative for a healthy lifestyle.
In our day-to-day life, we face many tough things related to profession, health, personal or some kind of emotional issues which affects our mental health and makes our thought process of handling these problems harder.
To help our OYEpreneurs with all these problems, Oye! Rickshaw has partnered with “YourDost”. YourDost is an online Counselling and Emotional Wellness platform, where our team can chat online anonymously with the trained psychiatrists available on the platform.
Counseling generally means professional advice or support given to people with problems. Many people thinking of mental stigma, never give it a try, fearing what society would tell them.
Honestly, counseling is more of a lifestyle choice. It’s sharing your concerns with someone who’s highly trained and qualified and helps you become the best version of yourself.
In India, people are still not openly talk about their mental health. They hesitate to reach out to a counselor. We need to change our perception regarding Mental Health. It’s time to unmute your feelings, express yourselves to the fullest and break the taboo of seeking professional help to cope with mental health issues.