Mental Health and Psychosocial Aspects of COVID-19 in India
“Mental Health and Psychosocial Aspects of COVID-19 in India: The Challenges and Responses” — a hybrid seminar by Hamied Faculty Fellow Shankar Das, PhD, Professor and Dean, School of Health Systems Studies, Tata Institute of Social Sciences. This seminar is presented in the Sociomedical Sciences Department’s Seminar Series.
The first-ever global outbreak of COVID-19 has intensely impacted humanity and continues to affect all segments of the population since its origin. While dealing with such public health emergencies in India, past experiences have testified to generalized public fear and anxieties due to uncertainty, fatality, and lack of public health preparedness. The aim of the work is to explore the impact of this unprecedented environment on the mental health of individuals and communities in India. It will discuss at length some emerging concepts of the causal pathways of mental distress/disorders and suggest strategies to prevent and promote mental health in individuals during this crisis. For the general population at large, the mental health effects of COVID-19 are as important to address as the physical health effects.
This is a hybrid seminar. To attend via Zoom, registration is at: tinyurl.com/SMSDas