December 2020: There has been an increase in stress and anxiety among people since the Covid-19 pandemic hit, says a study by Delhi based The Center of Healing (TCOH). The rates of relapse among people who had recovered from a mental health condition have risen and due to the spike in need for their services.
Ever since the pandemic hit India over nine months back, followed by an unprecedented lockdown, stress and anxiety levels have been on the rise with 74 percent and 88 percent Indians suffering from stress and anxiety respectively, according to a new study.
Conducted by TCOH, a leading preventive healthcare platform, the study surveyed over 10,000 Indians to understand how they have been coping with the new normal.
Data showed that 68.6% therapists reported an increase in the number of people they see and in the hours they spend taking therapy and 55% therapists said the number of first-time therapy seekers have risen since the outbreak of Covid-19.
"Everyone's mental health is getting impacted during lockdown but we wanted to specifically focus on whether stress and anxiety had increased and whether people who were no longer in therapy were experiencing relapses," said Gurpreet Singh, Founder - TCOH.
"The last five months have been unexpected. The situation has taken a major toll on the mental health of citizens. With the series of lockdowns, anxiety, job cuts, health scares, and the overall volatile environment, stress levels are at an all-time high' said Swati Sahney, Co-Founder – TCOH.