CHENNAI: The Associated Chambers of Commerce and Industry of India (ASSOCHAM), concluded the fourth edition of the Illness to Wellness series themed Mental Health and Wellness During Covid-19. The event saw an expert panel of mental health experts invited to hold dialogue, make suggestions on establishing corrective mental health practices like seeking safe social support, establishing a daily routine, and indulging in open conversations.
Anil Rajput, chairman, ASSOCHAM CSR Council, highlighting the effect of Covid-19 on mental health said, “Covid-19 did not just affect the economic, social and individual health of the people, but also mental health in a very extreme way. The reality is a that man is a social animal and when people are unable to engage socially, a mechanism to bring in a new ecosystem to facilitate that communication is extremely important to ensure sound mental health. People also need to rearrange themselves and balance work along with keeping good mental and physical health.”
Speaking on how establishing personal boundaries at home has become both challenging and unavoidable, Dr Murali Rao, Chairman, Department of Psychiatry and Behavorial Neurosciences, Loyola University Medical Centre, Chicago and Medical Director, Mindful TMS Neurocare, said, “This situation has destroyed boundaries. Previously, people used to get up, get dressed, take transportation and go to their workplace. The travel to time used to give them the time needed to shift from home mode to work mode. When they were coming back, it would give them the time to plan and think about home and vice versa.Read More – Source