Health worker taking sample of child. (signal picture)
Due to the nationwide lockdown and restrictions on movement related to the pandemic, children have spent indelible years of their lives away from family, friends, classrooms and the playground.
UNICEF said on Tuesday that globally one out of every 7 children has mental health problems and Covid has exacerbated it. Dr. Yasmin Ali Haque, representative of UNICEF India, said, ‘We have seen that despite having problems, children are not comfortable talking about it.’ “We need to encourage children, adults and young people to share their anxiety, depression and bad thoughts so that we can help them,” he said. Removing this stigma is a big issue.
In its report titled ‘State of the World’s Children’, the United Nations Children’s Fund said that the COVID pandemic has caused a huge impact on the mental health of an entire generation of children, youth, parents and caregivers. has created concern. But the pandemic only gives very little information about mental health, the report said. It said, many children are filled with sadness, sadness and anxiety. Some people are wondering where this world is going and what is their place in it. Actually, this is a very challenging time for children and youth and this is the condition of their world in 2021.
Even before the epidemic, children were facing mental problems
UNICEF Executive Director Henrietta Fore said, “Due to the nationwide lockdown and restrictions on movement related to the pandemic, children have spent indelible years of their lives away from family, friends, classrooms and the playground. Fore said, the impact of the pandemic is significant and it is only a small part. Even before the pandemic, many children were burdened with mental health problems. Very little investment is being made by the governments to meet these vital needs. Significantly, due to Corona, there has been an increase in mental problems.
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