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Twitter users responded after reporting reduced mental health crisis during Covid | World news

After a report published in the British Medical Journal, led by researchers at McGill University in Canada, went viral for saying that the mental health crisis during the Covid-19 pandemic may not have been ‘ like’ as thought, people have continued since then. Conflict, sharing their most “inhibited shutdown behavior” during the pandemic as they talk about their meltdowns and how they navigate loneliness during those times.

The report, first covered by media broadcaster Deutsche Welle, includes data from more than 137 other studies. However, despite having data from over 30 countries, mostly from middle to high income countries, the report does not differentiate between those who do or do not get COVID-19.

As the recommendations of the research published by several media groups went viral, it did not go well with many users who questioned the truth of the data and went on a photo spree, sharing their days of ‘meltdowns’ during locked, some of which seem awful but not unbelievable. On such a report by the British broadcaster BBC, users have filled the comments, accusing the poor mental crisis management by the government as they share the mechanisms to deal with them.

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“Yes, we all did great,” one user said thoughtfully while sharing a viral baptism photo from a party where a priest used a water gun during the ‘baptism’.

Another user shared his experience of how he and his partner then accurately measured the growth of a plant in their home which they called their ‘high child’.

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“I had to drop out of my internship at the mental hospital because I was added as a new patient,” said one user.

Others split them in divorce on sleep.

While the lead author of the paper, Brett Thombs, professor of psychiatry at McGill University, said that “they are very confident that there will be no mental health disaster” during the pandemic, experts have pointed out that because the study is population-level data, the paper does not represent the problems faced by many individuals during the pandemic. “For example, it doesn’t make a difference [between] people who have COVID or prolonged COVID from those who don’t,’ said Deutsche Welle media broadcaster Ziyad Al-Aly, an epidemiologist at Washington University in St Louis, Missouri as saying.

Meanwhile in the Indian region, a news agency PTI report – referring to a study based on 1.7 million messages with 61,258 people from August 2021 to January 2023, who reached the mental health helpline – said that less than a third of those people reported fighting anxiety, depression, and suicidal thoughts, and sought psychological support, the Cyrus and Priya Vandrevala Foundation’s research said.

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