Concerned over a spike in suicides, the Himachal Pradesh State psychological state Authority is conducting a survey to assess the psychological impact of pandemic on individuals.
The survey is being conducted unitedly with the Department of science, Himachal Pradesh University, in Shimla, Mandi and Chamba districts with a sample size of seventy five,000 (25,000 each). it’d be completed in twenty one days.
On a mean, nearly 700 suicides square measure according within the state per annum. There has been a spurt in such cases throughout the pandemic with 302 suicides according in barely 3 months (May-July).
Dr Sanjay Pathak, CEO, psychological state Authority, same a form comprising 9 queries would be sent to residents on their mobile phones and therefore the response would be unbroken confidential. The study would be wont to arrange and implement methods to tackle psychological state issues.
The sample has been classified into 3 age teams — up to twenty five years, 25-60 and higher than sixty.