Use of Information Technology for Studying the Impact of Global Pandemic on Mental Health of Individuals Belonging to Different Age Groups
Keywords:mental health, IT tools, covid 19, pandemic, stress, depression
India was equally grappled by the severity of the Covid pandemic like the other nations. Taking into consideration the population of this developing economy, several measures were ascertained by the Indian Government to ensure physical and mental health of the people. The research specifically focused on the mental health of the population. The research was qualitative research as data was collected through surveys using the questionnaire tool. The sample population under study were individuals belonging to different age groups from the city of Mumbai. The analysis of the survey data indicated that the majority of the responding individuals expressed mental health issues. The research indicated that IT can be used as a tool to elevate the positivity amongst everyone. The analysis explained using graphs indicates the effects on mental health due to the Covid scenario, on the sample population and the effective use of IT as a tool to overcome the same. Covid pandemic affected the mental health of 85% of the sample population under study. The research also indicated that 70% of the respondents positively benefited by using IT as a tool to improve mental health.