Covid19 has affected relationships, families
and the whole society unmatched ways. Covid19 has
been testing the society to an extent that goes beyond and
above all the barriers. One such significant aspect is
domestic violence, nature and number of domestic
violence incidents have increased. The severity of
domestic violence has devastating impact on the mental
health of women. Their mental health is deteriorating
day by day and this is something very important which
needs to get in consideration soon.
At times it is so distressing that it leads to a women
developing a mental illness. Mental illness includes
PTSD, depression, suicidal thoughts, substance abuse,
anxiety. Women who face domestic violence have lower
self esteem and fed they are not independent enough to
walk out of their situation. Domestic violence worsen the
situation of already pre existing mental health issues.
Men, women, children all are already going
through a period of stress during this pandemic plus
women who are facing domestic violence in their houses
just adds up to the situation and worsen it. If the women
of the house is not mentally and physically fit, the whole
family will face the repercussions as it is the women who
takes care of everyone and everything in the family.
Keywords : Pandemic, Domestic Violence, Mental Illness.