As India's lockdown ends, a mental health crisis is just beginning
Cases of mental illness have risen by 20% in India since it went into lockdown. Here are three community-based responses to help stymie this growing crisis
Ashwin Naik, is an entrepreneur and author on a mission to catalyze wellbeing and impact.
He is passionate about healthcare access and an advocate for strong primary health as the backbone of healthcare systems worldwide.
As an entrepreneur he has started multiple healthcare organisations –Let’s Talk (Helpline for Mental Health Support during COVID19), Manah Wellness (Platform for men’s health), Vaatsalya (India’s first rural hospitals network), Seraniti (India’s first integrated mental health organization, acquired by Curefit) and We Scale Impact (Global Health Consulting)
He is the author of two books – The Healthcare Gamechangers, which profiles innovations around the world which have the potential to change the way healthcare is delivered, and #ChangeStartsYoung, a book about young changemakers who are starting as early as 11 years young.