Sinking Joshimath, Hundreds Of People Displaced Battle With Mental Health Issues

English News 11 Feb 2023 21

As cracks in their town widen and deepen, hundreds of people displaced by land subsidence in Joshimath..

Insomnia, anxiety, depression and crippling uncertainty about the future. As days pass into weeks and the cracks in their town widen and deepen, hundreds of people displaced by land subsidence in Joshimath and forced into relief camps are battling a range of mental health problems, say residents and experts.

With no end in sight to the crisis, hundreds of others in Uttarakhand’s fragile mountain town still lucky enough to be at home are frantic with worry about when – not if – they too will have to move into government-run shelters, hotels or just leave town.

 
 

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