In India, nearly 1 in every 6 individuals is diagnosed with depression. Studies say that India is one of the most depressed countries in the world. If not taken seriously, the symptoms can last for weeks and months affecting our life – personal and professional. It can also influence our ability to perform everyday functions including daily chores and personal hygiene. It is a real illness that debilitates our full functioning and, therefore, should not be taken lightly.
In 2016, The Wall Street Journal reported that Indian millennials spend more time at work than many of their counterparts, averaging to around 52 hours a week. This has further been heightened during the pandemic, where work hours are stretched, boundaries are broken and the concept of weekends has minimized. As a result, the fast paced and stressful workplace has only intensified leading employees to struggle with work related stress, personal issues as well as the pandemic.