World Mental Health Day: The doctors' perspective
The COVID-19 pandemic has put the spotlight on the importance of mental health. With fear of the infectious disease, initial lockdowns, work from home led isolation, economic crises, job losses, and the grief of losing loved ones have played havoc on the minds of the people.
Doctors have been tirelessly working to save people. While some are working to save COVID-19 affected patients in isolated wards, others are ensuring that other medical needs are met too.
All this while dealing with numerous losses of life on a regular basis, working in a highly stressed environment, inadequate medical infrastructure, and staying away from their own family to treat and save people.
While we are largely dependent on our doctors to help us navigate our struggles and heal ourselves, what about the doctors themselves? Like anybody else, they too are vulnerable to stress, anxiety, depression, trauma, and other mental health-related struggles.
On the occasion of World Mental Health Day, observed to raise awareness about mental health-related issues, YourStory tries to understand the mental struggles of the doctors and how they deal with them.
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