This writer and many experts had indicated since August that the situation will worsen from October onwards with no one listenening!
In Manipur, as per the findings of the National Mental health Survey 2015-16, the weighted prevalence of mental illness for lifetime and current experiences were 19.9% and 13.9% respectively.
Individuals who are mentally unstable or have undiagnosed disorder and individual with substance addiction (who may be facing withdrawal symptoms) tend to face higher risk of developing a more severe mental disorder, which may even lead to suicide.
Studies have shown that individuals completing suicides did not have a positive outlook toward life, problem-solving approaches, and coping skills as they are unable to synthesize an effective strategy to deal with it.
If we look at the world today, it would not be overly cynical to conclude that politicians would rather move on and that the societies are distracted to such dysfunctional levels by social media-driven outrage cycles that they often ignore the extant pandemic. Maybe India is already at this point.