MENTAL HEALTH

 

Delhi University students have faced various challenges due to the Covid-19 pandemic, From canceled college fests and farewell parties to revoked job offers and the unknown eventuality of the final examination. This has lead to an increased feeling of uncertainty, anxiety, and helplessness among numerous students.
Manish Dhawan, a student of Shri Guru Tegh Bahadur Khalsa College, said that the Things around campus have been extremely messed up. There is so much discussion around the online Open Book Exam. Job invitations are not on the table. Our entire future is at risk! There’s a common feeling of hopelessness since the online-offline exam controversy has begun, and it just doesn’t seem to end.

Due to recent developments on campus, Students who are yet in hostels, miles away from their homes, are undergoing loneliness and feeling stressed out Sanjay Kataria, a student of the Department of Library and Information Science, DU said that there’s this continual fear I have for my family that provides me jitters. I’m helpless to be with them at this period, and I don’t know how they are bearing. Likewise, my parents are fearful that I’m living in Delhi, where the number of cases is expanding rapidly.

To fight against such stressors, some students have turned to sports whereas certain others are using different therapies that can enable them to stay calm. I play badminton with my hostel mates to divert myself from all the depressing messages around me. Physical activity instructs to release of endorphins and acts as a tremendous benefactor in awfully times, says Kataria

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On the authorized website of DU, there’s a list of e-mails and contact numbers of professors, who are volunteering to furnish free online counseling to students who are grasping with the circumstance. However, students acknowledge that these aren’t of actual help. Utkarsh Singh from Satyawati College said that Many numbers don’t work. She has dialed them, and many times the calls left unanswered. When someone did pick up the call at the other end, they wanted her to write a mail to them first. Furthermore, three email addresses and seven enlisted numbers can’t address the mental health of around ten thousand students on campus.

Life is certainly extra challenging for differently-abled students. We are encountering a lot of problems in this pandemic year, and to survive with this suspicion, we have been coalescing with each other over video calls. I rightfully teach my friends, who are differently-abled, how to utilize art therapy, to vent out our angst creatively. In those limited hours that we disburse painting, I neglect the reinforcement stress in my life… Art is a form of reflection through which one can acknowledge mental health caused by academic tensions, says Rawal.

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