MINDING THE MINDS DURING THE PANDEMIC: A STUDY ON INDIA INC.

Authors

  • Dr. Kabita Kalita Assistant Professor, Department of Commerce, Gauhati Commerce College, Guwahati-21

Keywords:

Mental Health, Corporate, Stigma, Pandemic, Lockdown

Abstract

In India mental health issues lurk in the dark, primarily because of the stigma associated with the word ‘mental’. Of late, mainly because of the pandemic,the topic has again came to the fore. The article lays special emphasis on mental health issues in the Indian Corporate sector. Considering the fact that with the global lockdowns, it is important for people to maintain their sanity and move forward and in order to achieve this, the first and foremost thing is to maintain a stable mental health. The article sheds light on the status of mental health issues in India specially during the current pandemic and how the corporate in the country have been dealing with this lurking issue.

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Additional Files

Published

15-06-2023

How to Cite

Dr. Kabita Kalita. (2023). MINDING THE MINDS DURING THE PANDEMIC: A STUDY ON INDIA INC. International Education and Research Journal (IERJ), 9(6). Retrieved from https://ierj.in/journal/index.php/ierj/article/view/2801