The impact of the pandemic on mental health has been catastrophic, making mental health awareness the need of the hour like never before. We spoke to two clinical psychologists to further our understanding of therapy and how it helps
Each year, the WHO observes May as World Mental Health Awareness Month to initiate conversations among the masses. Image for representation: iStock
According to the World Health Organization (WHO), 25 percent of the global population will suffer from neurological or mental disorders in their lifetime, and this number continues to grow worldwide. The pandemic and the consequent lockdowns contributed to increased levels of stress and anxiety across age groups. The demographic most affected is children and adolescents, who account for 20 percent of those suffering from mental health conditions as per WHO. The only way ahead to combat the stigma is to spread awareness not only about mental health conditions, but also about solutions such as therapy.