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Year : 2021  |  Volume : 18  |  Issue : 1  |  Page : 1

Greetings from ISPN India

Editor-in-Chief, Indian Journal of Psychiatric Nursing, AIIMS, New Delhi, India

Date of Submission01-Apr-2021
Date of Decision16-Apr-2021
Date of Acceptance18-Apr-2021
Date of Web Publication17-Jun-2021

Correspondence Address:
Dr. Sandhya Gupta
Formerly Actg. Principal, and Associate Professor, Collge of Nursing, All India Institute of Medical Sciences (AIIMS), New Delhi
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Source of Support: None, Conflict of Interest: None

DOI: 10.4103/iopn.iopn_27_21

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How to cite this article:
Gupta S. Greetings from ISPN India. Indian J Psy Nsg 2021;18:1

How to cite this URL:
Gupta S. Greetings from ISPN India. Indian J Psy Nsg [serial online] 2021 [cited 2022 Nov 30];18:1. Available from: https://www.ijpn.in/text.asp?2021/18/1/1/318668

The year 2020 brought in for us isolation, fear, negativity, loss of hope, despair, and psychological trauma. Many people underwent loss of jobs and loss of kith and kin and their friends. Above all, people lost their dignity, predicting the worst and fearing the uncertain, the world stood at standstill and incoming threat still looming!

Although there was a newfound focus on mental health by one and all, due to the severe psychosocial impact of COVID-19, a parallel pandemic was predicted, but the discussions on mental health conversations have found a way to be released from their hideout. All generations are quite alert about their mental health, hoping that the interventions would go beyond this temporary attention. However, due to the relaxed attitude of people for infection prevention, as of today, again mental health has taken a back seat and gone into oblivion. Therefore, we as the custodian of mental health need to constantly work harder to maintain and retain the aspects of mental hygiene in day-to-day practice.

The society's assumptions of mental health difficulties are determined by a multiple and complex mix of factors such as equity and financial difficulties as both can impact mental health difficulties. In fact, mental health interventions cannot exist in isolation, they need to be integrated with other processes of services and solutions and access to opportunities and resources to survive.

In urban India, there were more thefts, robbery, and increase in generation of pornographic material and there was an increase in bully on cyberspace as people were mostly at home. It will be some time before mental health systems are back in place soon enough and with better coping abilities post traumatic experiences. The solutions need to be looked at from psychological and social aspects as well alongside the occupational and financial issues.

Also there is a need to highlight the psychosocial aspects of the interface between nonavailability of mental health services in rural India where there was increased incidence of domestic violence and burden of ever-changing caregiving roles and there was decreased access to health facilities for medical and mental health as all the health facilities were overburdened with the COVID-19 pandemic. More people faced reverse migration back to villages during the pandemic, resulting in overcrowding of rural areas.

The second wave of the COVID-19 pandemic had already started in other parts of the world in the early 2021 and has started in India also now. There is shifting of the focus in recent times to issues of belief in vaccination and race to get the vaccine against COVID-19. The arrival of the vaccine has given rise to hope, optimism, and confusion plus a false confidence due to the sudden explosion of information on the various aspects that have caused overload on the mind of people and created lots of confusion in accepting vaccination.

Dear readers, continuous efforts are done by authors, reviewers, and the editorial team to bring out this 22nd issue of the ISPN journal, which is presented to you, to enhance scientific and advance, knowledge, and practice of psychiatric-mental health nursing.

Enjoy reading it.


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