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Covid India Updates: Mental health and coronavirus, experts share tips on India TV 'Health Sammelan'

In situations like these, a sense of helplessness and growing stress and anxiety is not unusual. May 10-16 is being observed as the Mental Health Awareness Week this year. Amid the crisis, it becomes crucial to keep a check on your well-being. Experts share tips on how you can promote mental health wellness during IndiaTV's mental health conference.

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New Delhi Published on: May 16, 2021 10:53 IST
Covid India Updates: Mental health and coronavirus, experts share tips on India TV 'Health Sammelan'
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Covid India Updates: Mental health and coronavirus, experts share tips on India TV 'Health Sammelan'

During this pandemic, millions of us have experienced a mental health problem or seen a loved one struggle. Some of us have seen our already fragile mental health plummet, as the support networks around us disappear. This second wave has been severe not just because of the sheer number of cases, but also because of the explosion in cases, just when everything seemed to be returning to normal. In situations like these, a sense of helplessness and growing stress and anxiety is not unusual. May 10-16 is being observed as the Mental Health Awareness Week this year. Not just adults but even children are facing troubles. Amid the crisis, it becomes crucial to keep a check on your well-being. To promote mental health wellness, IndiaTV has conducted a mental health conference where experts will share tips on how to deal with the situation.

Here are all the health updates on Covid19 that you need to know-

 

Covid India Updates:

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  • 7:51 PM (IST) Posted by Parina Taneja

    The chances of #Mucormycosis infection increase in diabetic patients, people with uncontrolled sugar levels & through misuse of steroids. If a diabetic patient infected with #COVID19 is taking steroids, the chances of fungal infection increase exponentially: Director, AIIMS

  • 4:55 PM (IST) Posted by Parina Taneja

    Swami Ramdev shares yogasanas and ayurvedic remedies to relieve stress and anxiety during Covid

    Yoga Guru Swami Ramdev suggests that people should include deep breathing and Surya namaskar in their lifestyle for a healthy body and mind. He claims that yoga helps relax the body and improves mental well-being by excreating happy hormones. He suggests doing yogasanas like bhujangasana, vakrasana, markatasana, shavasana and others as they improve the nervous system.

    By drinking milk with haldi, shilajit, kesar added to it in the morning is very effective, says Swami Ramdev.

  • 4:48 PM (IST) Posted by Parina Taneja

    Know from BK Sister Shivani The 'Mantra for a Happy Life' to defeat Coronavirus

  • 4:32 PM (IST) Posted by Parina Taneja

    Cricketer Kuldeep Yadav gives special tips to increase mental strength

    During the Covid pandemic, there is an atmosphere of chaos. In such a situation, it is very important for people to maintain their mental strength. Cricketer Kuldeep Yadav on India TV's Mental Health Conference shares how you can strengthen your mental health. 

    Question: How to strengthen mental health to defeat Covid?
     
    Answer: It is most important to keep yourself alive. You should not be afraid at all and do the testing in case of symptoms. Monito0ring yourself is very effective but do not let anxiety take in.

    Question: From the cricketer's perspective, how to handle the mental strength in the covid situation? 

    Answer: If you have to remain mentally strong then you should have a never give up attitude. Also never run away from your troubles and face them with a brave heart. 

  • 2:19 PM (IST) Posted by Shriya Bhasin
  • 1:35 PM (IST) Posted by Shriya Bhasin

    Here's how you can make elderly people strong:

    Do not be afraid, be careful.

    Tell them how to wear a mask.

    Don't talk about someone's death.

    Keep them busy.

    Don't talk about negative things.

     

  • 1:30 PM (IST) Posted by Shriya Bhasin

    What to do to protect the elderly from depression?

    Connect the elderly to social media. Talk with parents. General topics should be talked about, not just the disease. Do exercise and pranayama at home. Keep talking constantly. Talk to friends online. Keep them busy and get vaccinations done in time.

  • 1:28 PM (IST) Posted by Shriya Bhasin

    In the Corona era, everyone is worried about the safety of the elders. The risk of corona also increases with increasing age. In such a situation, if they get covid, then how to make them mentally strong? How to support them, so that they do not go into depression. What should be done to alleviate the loneliness of the elderly who are locked up in homes. In such a situation, Dr. Sameer Malhotra and Dr. Seema Hingorani have given information about what to do so that their problems.

     

     

  • 12:37 PM (IST) Posted by Shriya Bhasin

    What doctors suggested to keep your spirits high?

    Here are certain points which the doctors asked to focus upon:

    -Do physical exercises.
    - Talk positive.
    - It is necessary to stand with each other.
    - Treatment of tension is not a medicine.
    - Focus on positive things.
    - Think over the solution more than the problem.

  • 12:36 PM (IST) Posted by Shriya Bhasin

    Can depression and sleeping pills be taken without advice?

    It is not right to take medicine without consultation. It is not right to give medicine in the stress you feel in everyday life. Take it only after the advice of the doctors.

  • 12:35 PM (IST) Posted by Shriya Bhasin

    How can nuclear family stay happy amid crisis?

    Focus on the solution more than the problem. Focus on what you should do. Reduce discussion about corona. Understand each other's feelings. Give each other time. Do not lose temper.

     

  • 12:30 PM (IST) Posted by Shriya Bhasin
  • 12:29 PM (IST) Posted by Shriya Bhasin
  • 12:03 PM (IST) Posted by Shriya Bhasin

    DR. Akshay Kumar says that staying positive is the need of the hour. One cannot ignore what is going around but having positive thoughts will help. Rather than focussing on what you should do -- enjoying some activities, pursuing your hobbies, etc. 

  • 12:01 PM (IST) Posted by Shriya Bhasin

    How can one stay happy while staying at home?

    Dr. Niru Kumar suggests that we should stop discussing the situation which is going all around. Nurture your relationships by spending time with your loved ones.

  • 11:23 AM (IST) Posted by Shriya Bhasin

    "It is important that what kind of language you are using while explaining to your kids. Create your happiness rather than sadness because it is already going on everywhere. Keep your morale high. It is time to take care of your mind. Our kids are inside a room and are not making full use of their senses. Do everything to stimulate their senses at home. Create a playground at your home. Do not be too systematic and give your children freedom," says Dr. Arora.

  • 11:19 AM (IST) Posted by Shriya Bhasin
  • 11:19 AM (IST) Posted by Shriya Bhasin
  • 11:18 AM (IST) Posted by Shriya Bhasin

    How parents can prepare their kids for the third wave?

    Dr. Jitendra Nagpal says that kids these days have turned into computer who is getting so much information and no time to process that. Do not live for life, live with your life. Troubling times will come, parents should teach their kids with the help of their teachers. A big stigma related to mental health is being broken now. Have a comprehensive conversation without being judgemental. Give them respect, love, regard and attention. 

  • 11:15 AM (IST) Posted by Shriya Bhasin

    Are online classes good for kids?

    Dr. Rajesh says that going to school helps the children in a lot of ways. Online classes good or not is a debatable topic. Stay connected with your kids while he is going through his classes. Indulge in activities and interaction to make your kids interested in studies. Make them involved, play with games, conduct competition. The purpose is to keep our kids happy because so much is happening around the world. Do not think that children don't know anything.

  • 11:11 AM (IST) Posted by Shriya Bhasin

    How to help single child?

    Dr. Arora says that it is important for parents to play with their children to initiate their growth. Laugh with them, make them feel loved. Make a team with your child and explain to them that we are doing it for their safety. Make a team with your child. This will help them connect with you positively. Now that you have sufficient time with your kid, make use of it and take this as an opportunity. Focus on what you can do rather than on what you cannot. 

  • 11:05 AM (IST) Posted by Shriya Bhasin

    How to keep children away from electronic gadgets?

    Dr. Rajesh Sagar shares that it is important to maintain a balance and structure. Do not stop them to use these gadgets but maintain their timings. In today's time when everyone is busy with their work from home, it is important to give your time to your children to keep a track of their mental health. It will help them not only to know their mental status but also keep them busy.

  • 11:03 AM (IST) Posted by Shriya Bhasin

    How to make your child mentally strong?

    "When we feel uncertainty in anything, we understand what we can do. It is important to tell kids how they can behave as responsible citizens by washing hands, not going out, etc. Tell people what they can do rather than telling what they cannot," says Dr. Kavita Arora.

  • 11:00 AM (IST) Posted by Shriya Bhasin

    India records 3.11 lakh fresh cases of COVID-19, 4,077 fatalities in single day

    With 3.11 lakh fresh coronavirus infections, India saw the lowest rise in daily COVID-19 cases after a gap of 25 days, while the death toll rose to 2,70,284 with 4,077 new fatalities, according to the Union Health Ministry data updated on Sunday. A total of 3,11,170 new cases were reported in a day, taking India's total tally of COVID-19 cases to  2,46,84,077.

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