Almost one in five adults (19.2 per cent) experienced some form of depression during the coronavirus pandemic in June 2020; nearly doubling from around 1 in 10 (9.7%) before the pandemic, official statistics show.
With research from the India State-Level Disease Burden Initiative suggesting that as many as one in seven Indians may be affected by mental health problems, there is a pressing need to support and improve the mental wellbeing of the population, including all workers.
Stressed? You're not alone. Coronavirus is creating anxiety for many of us, whether it's job losses or fear of them, to illness and the uncertain end date to all of this. Our mental health and wellbeing is being tested.
When Mates in Mind was founded in 2016, it was evident that the workers in the construction industry were experiencing a greater-than-usual risk of suicide, while stress and depression were cited as some of the causes.