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Covid-19 pandemic has India's young anxious, turning to therapy

Faced with a torrent of guilt, fear, worry, more youngsters are seeking help

mental health, telemedicine, doctors, therapy

A lot of young people are also feeling lonely in their homes and are concerned over privacy, spending time with friends and maintaining relationships, says Mumbai-based clinical psychologist Sonali Gupta.

Swapnil Joglekar New Delhi
“The nights are the worst,” says Aanya Wig, a final year student at Lady Shri Ram College, New Delhi. “At times, I have called 50 hospitals in 10 minutes but I couldn’t find a single bed." Wig is part of an online community of youngsters that is trying to get people Covid-related help, from hospital beds to oxygen cylinders. She says she has no time to step back and process the deaths she experiences almost every day. “It’s always those who you aren’t able to help that stay with you,” she says.

Ronit Sadhukhan agrees. Living in West Bengal's Hooghly

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First Published: Jun 07 2021 | 6:10 AM IST

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