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dnim fo etats tneserp ruoy stius tseb taht ytivitca na kcip neht dna egap gniwollof eht no erranoitseuq eht ekaT

stnetnoC fo elbaT

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Lovibond, S.H. & Lovibond, P.F. (1995). Manual for the Depression Anxiety & Stress Scales. (2nd Ed.)Sydney: Psychology Foundation.

Please read each statement and assign a score 0, 1, 2 or 3 which indicates how much the statement applied to you over the past week. There are no right or wrong answers. Do not spend too much time on any statement.The rating scale is as follows: 0-Didnotapplytomeatall
1 – Applied to me to some degree, or some of the time
2 – Applied to me to a considerable degree or a good part of time
3 – Applied to me very much or most of the time

(s) I found it hard to wind down
(a) I was aware of dryness of my mouth
(d) I couldn’t seem to experience any positive feeling at all
(a) I experienced breathing difficulty (e.g. excessively rapid breathing, breathlessness in the absence of physical exertion) (d) I found it difficult to work up the initiative to do things
(s) I tended to over-react to situations
(a) I experienced trembling (e.g. in the hands)
(s) I felt that I was using a lot of nervous energy
(a) I was worried about situations in which I might panic and make a fool of myself
(d) I felt that I had nothing to look forward to
(s) I found myself getting agitated
(s) I found it difficult to relax
(d) I felt down-hearted and blue
(s) I was intolerant of anything that kept me from getting on with what I was doing
(a) I felt I was close to panic
(d) I was unable to become enthusiastic about anything
(d) I felt I wasn’t worth much as a person
(s) I felt that I was rather touchy
(a) I was aware of the action of my heart in the absence of physical exertion (e.g. sense of heart rate increase, heart missing a beat)
(a) I felt scared without any good reason
(d) I felt that life was meaningless

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12 SSAD – elacS ssertS dna yteixnA ,noisserpeD ehT htlaeH latneM ruoy no kcehc a peeK

This booklet has been designed keeping in mind the different levels of anxiety and stress each of us may be going through at any point in time. Look out for the following icons on the top right corners of each page within.The content has been designed to cater to your state of mind whenever you take this questionnaire. The time required for each activity has been mentioned in the top left corner of the page.

Depression Anxiety Stress

 

This scale is not meant to replace a face to face clinical interview. If you are experiencing significant emotional difficulties, or score in the following categories in any of the three segments, you should contact a qualified professional.

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ereveS & etaredoM

etaredoM &

dliM ,lamroN

+33 +02 33-62 91-51 52-91 41-01 81-51 9-8

+72 72-12 02-41 31-01 9-0

ereveS ylemertxE ereveS etaredoM dliM lamroN

41-0 7-0

retemarap hcae rof erocs lanif eht etaluclac ot 2 yb ylpitlum dna )s & a ,d( yrogetac hcae rednu serocs eht ddA

ereveS ylemertxE & ereveS

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)HCMJS ,yrtaihcysP fo .tpeD eht yb srotcod rof detaerc tnemucod gnieb-llew eht morf detpadA(

ecivdA lamroF

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.detcefni teg od uoy fi revocer uoy pleh ot nac yeht gnihtyreve od lliw ohw ,elcric krow ruoy ni slanoisseforp lacidem ot ssecca evah osla uoY .elbatneverp si ti ,snoituacerp thgir eht htiw tub—detcefni gnitteg fo ksir eht tnuocsid nac eno oN

.sserts eht ot sdda dna syats ytniatrecnu fo gnileef eht ,krow dettegrat dna senilediug etipseD .siht ekil semit ni lamron si ytniatrecnU

ytilibani ton si yteixnA

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“.doog s’taht dna ,nac uoy tseb eht gniod er’uoY” ro ,”?ti t’nsi ,gniyrrow s’tI” ekil sgniht gniyas yb sgnileef rieht etadilaV .sQAF rof deraperp sesnopser fo tes a evah tub ,evah stneitap taht stbuod eht lla evomer ot dellepmoc leef ton oD .dewollof gnieb si locotorp ytefas taht meht erussaeR

.daer tonnac ohw slaudividni ot gninialpxe emit erom dnepS

.smurof enilno dna stelfael noitamrofni ,sretsop sdrawot stneitap etaretil tnioP

.tnatropmi erom neve semoceb noitacinummoc ,detcefni gnitteg tuoba deracs era srevigerac dna stneitap nehW

srevigerac dna stneitap suoixna htiw gnilaeD

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.noitcafsitas dna edirp htiw krow ruoy no kcab kool lliw uoy ,yad eno taht flesruoy dnimeR .ecnerrucco raluger a ton si elacs siht fo cimednap A

.noitautis eht fo ycnegru eht rettam on ,dedeen nehw setunim artxe wef a ekaT .yltcerroc EPP gnisu era uoy erus ekaM .sksat rieht fo erac ekat srebmem maet woh evresbO .uoy ot nevig sksat cificeps dnatsrednu dna ksA

.ssap lliw sisirc siht ,rebmemeR .uoy dnuora smelborp eht lla evlos nac ohw nosrep ylno eht sa flesruoy ees ton oD .rotubirtnoc evitceffe na eb lliw uoy naem ton seod emit eht lla gnikroW

daolkrow evissam eht htiw gnilaeD

.snoitautis sisirc erutuf htiw laed ot gninrael fo doirep a sa siht fo knihT

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03 egap ot nrut ,setivitca no saedi roF .evitca yllacisyhp yatS 33 egap ot nrut ,stpmorp gnillanruoj roF .desserts yrev gnileef era uoy nehw lanruoJ .pleh nac taht sppa rof 05 egap ot nruT .dessucof uoy peek ot peels hguone teG

.elttob retaw nwo ruoy yrrac ,detardyh yatS .saedi epicer ysae dna kciuq rof 94 egap ot nruT .stfihs dna daolkrow gnisaercni tsdima etipser dna tser etauqeda teg uoy erusnE

sdeen cisab ruoy fo erac gnikaT

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.srevigerac dna stneitap ,sroinuj ,sreep no regna dna noitartsurf ruoy tuo gnikat ro gnimalb diovA

.sgniteem gnifeirbed raluger evah ot srebmem maet egaruocnE .stnemeveihca esiarp dna elarom tsoob ot gniteem maet yliad a evaH

slarrefer ylemit ekam dna troppus artxe deen yam ohw seugaelloc yfitnedI

.rehtegot siht ni lla era eW .nac yeht tseb eht gniod llits si enoyreve taht eveileb dna raey tsap eht rof egde no neeb sah ydobyreve taht rebmemeR

daolkrow evissam eht htiw gnilaeD

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91-DIVOC naht rehto gnihtemos tuoba klaT

.smroftalp lautriv hguorht seno devol htiw hcuot ni yatS

.snoitasrevnoc raluger evah ot dna sevil ruoy ni no gniog sgniht rehto eht lla no sucof ot ,seirots erahs ot ffo emit eht esU

.latipsoh eht ot gniklaw elihw elpmaxe rof ,ylraluger ylimaf ruoy ot klaT

noitalosi laicos naem ton seod gnicnatsid laicoS detcennoC yatS

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.emit eerf-neercs eludehcS .gniksatitluM diovA .yleritne aremac ruoy ffo nrut ro ,weiV-fleS ediH .retrohs sgniteem ekaM .sgniteem rof adnega na evah syawlA .oediv suonorhcnysa dedrocer htiw sllac ecalpeR .noitacinummoc desab-txet gnisu yb sllac ecudeR .elbaulav t’nera taht sllac oediv ot ‘oN’ yaS .skaerb eludehcs dna skcolB emiT ’gniteeM oN‘ hsilbatsE

.smaeT dna mooZ ekil smroftalp hguorht sgniteem lanosrep dna lanoisseforp ruoy fo lla evah ot gnitsuahxe yllatnem dna yllacisyhp teg nac tI

“eugitaF mooZ” htiw gnilaeD

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.uoy htiw setadpu tnatropmi tsom eht erahs ot elbailer enoemos ksa dna yletelpmoc aidem morf yawa yats ,demlehwrevo leef ot nigeb uoy fI

yad eht gnirud semit dexif ta aidem laicos kcehC .yltnatsnoc setadpu rof gnikcehc diovA

.derahs eb ot noitamrofni tnegru si ereht fi uoy etadpu ylniatrec lliw srotartsinimda dna sroines ruoy ,rebmemeR

ssesbO t’noD tub ,demrofnI yatS

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.krowmaet dna sesnopser elbixelf ,evloser ,slliks fo tes euqinu a seriuqer taht sisirc a :noitautis lausunu na fo elddim eht ni era ew rebmemeR

.ytiroirp tsrif ruoy eb ot sdeen htlaeh ruoy emit siht ta ;esira yam taht ytluciffid yna tuoba setammaet dna srotnem ,sroines ruoy ot kaepS .etacidem-fles ton oD .noitatlusnoc a rof cinilc ffats eht hcaorppA

.ksir ta srebmem ylimaf ruoy dna uoy tup nac tesdnim siht ni nekat snoisiceD ,egrem tneitap dna rotcod fo selor eht nehw evitcejbo eb ot tluciffid eb nac ti ,91-DIVOC fo smotpmys poleved uoy esac nI

pleH gnitteG

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Mindful Living

elihw a rof dloh no dlrow eht
ecalp dna dniwnu ot sesicrexe ssenlufdniM

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setarcoppiH- “.ytinamuH

fo evol a osla si ereht ,devol
si enicideM fo tra eht reverehW ”

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Anchoring

   

.ehtaerb nehT .flesruoy rohcnA .dnuora gniklaw elihw neve ro gnittis elihw ,desolc ro nepo seye ruoy htiw ,emit yna ti od nac uoy dna flesruoy gnirohcna fo yaw taerg a si sihT

.tuo ehtaerb uoy sa gnixaler yllaer ,gnihtaerb ruoy fo snoitasnes eht edulcni woN ?bmun ro ylgniT ?looc ro mraW ?thgil ro yvaeh leef yeht od – sgel reppu ruoy ni neht dna sgel rewol ruoy ni tsrif snoitasnes eht edulcni ot noitnetta ruoy dnapxE .dnuorg eht tsniaga dna seohs ro skcos ruoy edisni

leef yeht woh dna teef ruoy no gnisucof yb nigeB .ydob ruoy

fo flah rewol eht otni noitnetta ruoy gnitcerid yb flesruoy rohcna ot si nwod flesruoy mlac ot syaw tseb eht fo enO

gro.ssenlufdnim-yadyrevE :ecruoS

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Tuning in to breathe

ylraelc erom kniht dna dexaler erom leef uoy spleh hcihw metsys suovren citehtapmysarap eht etavitca lliw euqinhcet sihT .esnopser noitaxaler eht reggirt pleh ot noitalahxe eht nwod wols nehT .gnihtaerb no sucof-er ot rohcna na sa htaerb eht esU .rednaw lliw dnim ruoY.)lufdnim gnieB( evresbo ylpmis ot tub ,gnihtaerb ruoy lortnoc ot ton rebmemeR .ydob eht fo tuo dna ni evom shtaerb evif ot eerht leeF .htaerb ruoy no sucof ylsuoicsnoc ot stnemom wef a ekaT

sdniM ycnegremE -gniraC fo trA ehT :ecruoS

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The Five Senses

.etsat sti ecneirepxe dna ydnac a tae ro mug wehc ,dnuorg eht gnihcuot teef ruoy leef ,ni era uoy ecaps eht leef ,)ruodo tnasaelp a fo yromem eht ekove osla nac uoY( moor eht ni sruodo tnasaelp eht no sucof ,ruoloc gnihtoos a ezilausiv ,moor eht ni sdnuos eht ot netsil ,sesnes ruoy otni enut etunim a rof ,thgirpu tiS .xaler su pleh ot sloot lufrewop eb nac sesnes evif ruO

sdniM ycnegremE -gniraC fo trA ehT :ecruoS

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elpoeP SHN ruO – tsilkcehc emoh gnioG :ecruoS

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Abdominal breathing exercise

                                                                                       

etunim a tsael ta rof shtaerb wols eseht taeper neht dna ,sdnoces eerht rof tuo neht ,sdnoces eerht rof ylwols ni ehtaerb dna eson ruoy hguorht gnihtaerb peeK .ni ehtaerb uoy sa drawpu evom ro esir dluohs hcamots ruoy no dnah ruoY .eson ruoy hguorht flesti yb ni wolf ot htaerb txen ruoy wollA .hgis a ekil htuom ruoy hguorht yletelpmoc tuo ti wolb dna htaerb peed a ekaT .levan ruoy revo dnah eno ecalP

.lliks evitceffe tey ,elpmis a si nrettap dexaler erom a ot gnihtaerb ruoy egnahc ot gninraeL.noisnet fo gnileef eht ecuder spleh hcihw ,shtaerb ruoy nepeed dna wols ot uoy selbane gnihtaerb ruoy gnirotinom ,desserts era uoy nehW

.7002 ;krowteN htlaeH laruR lanoitaN :.ciV ,arraY htuoS .llimdniw eht stih tapwoc eht nehW :ecruoS

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Muscle relaxation exercise

      

.spuorg elcsum lla rof taepeR .ti ot no gnah ot yrT .gnileef dexaler eht ecitoN .pmil og meht tel woN .ecaf ro hcamots ,kcab ruoy sa hcus selcsum fo tes rehtona ot no evoM gnileef taht rebmemer ot tnaw uoy – ekil sleef dexaler tahw uoy wohs dluohs dexaler dna desnet neewteb tsartnoc eht ,ylevitceffe siht od uoy fI .pmil og meht tel woN .sgel ro smra ,elpmaxe rof ,selcsum fo tes eno pu esneT .desolc seye ruoy htiw ylbatrofmoc enilcer ro tiS

.7002 ;krowteN htlaeH laruR lanoitaN :.ciV ,arraY htuoS .llimdniw eht stih tapwoc eht nehW :ecruoS

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Word repetition relaxation exercise

          

.nepo seye ruoy htiw neht dna ,desolc seye ruoy htiw tsrif ta ,setunim lareves rof ylteiuq tis ,hsinif uoy nehW .setunim 02 ot 01 rof eunitnoC .sthguoht gnitcartsid fo niart eht kaerb ot spleh ’ENO‘ fo noititeper ehT .yllarutan dna ylisae ehtaerB .no os dna ,’ENO‘ drow eht gniyas … tuo neht … ni ehtaerb ,’ENO‘ drow eht gniyas … tuo neht … ni ehtaerb ,elpmaxe roF .flesruoy ot yltnelis ’ENO‘ drow eht yas tuo ehtaerb uoy sA .gnihtaerb ruoy fo erawa emoceb dna eson ruoy hguorht ehtaerB .ecaf ruoy ot pu gnissergorp dna teef

ruoy htiw gninnigeb ,selcsum ruoy fo lla xaler ylpeeD .desolc seye ruoy htiw ylbatrofmoc enilcer ro tiS

.7002 ;krowteN htlaeH laruR lanoitaN :.ciV ,arraY htuoS .llimdniw eht stih tapwoc eht nehW :ecruoS

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Visualisation exercise

         

.dehserfer dna trela leef dna seye ruoy nepO

.ni er’uoy moor eht ot kcab emoc ot dnim ruoy wollA

gnileef ,ereht er’uoy elihw kool uoy woh enigamI

ecalp lufecaep taht ni yats tsuj setunim fo elpuoc a roF

ydob dexaler eht dna ereht eb ot sleef ti woh ,llems nac

uoy secnargarf eht ,raeh nac uoy sdnuos eht enigamI

efas ,lufecaep ,dexaler leef uoy erehw ecalp etiruovaf

a ni flesruoy esilausiv ,dexaler yrev era uoy nehW

.elttil a hcterts dna evoM

.snoitasnes eseht gniyojne

.flesruoy xaler ot sesicrexe evoba eht fo eno esU

.desolc seye ruoy htiw ylbatrofmoc enilcer ro tiS .7002 ;krowteN htlaeH laruR lanoitaN :.ciV ,arraY htuoS .llimdniw eht stih tapwoc eht nehW :ecruoS

.lufecaep

.snoitasnes

.liuqnart dna

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Meditation

    

.yad a eciwt ,emit a ta setunim 01 rof esicrexe eht taepeR .dexaler erom dna remlac leef lliw uoy dna sesaerced dnim

ruoy ni rettahc tnatsnoc eht ,ylraluger etatidem uoy fI .ssap noitcartsid eht tel dna gnitnuoc ruoy ot nruter tsuJ .dnim ruoy otni gnippop sthguoht yb detcartsid eb ylbaborp lliw uoY .01 ot pu htaerb ’tuo‘ ruoy tnuoc ot lufpleh eb yam tI .tuo dna ni og htaerb ruoy hctaw ylpmis – gnihtaerb ruoy fo erawa emoceb uoy elihw nepo ylthgils meht evah ro seye ruoy esolC .ecalp teiuq a ni ylbatrofmoc tis ot si euqinhcet noitatidem elpmis A .uoy xaler dna ’ertnec‘ pleh nac dna ssenmlac ruoy ecnahne nac noitatideM

.7002 ;krowteN htlaeH laruR lanoitaN :.ciV ,arraY htuoS .llimdniw eht stih tapwoc eht nehW :ecruoS

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Mindfulness labyrinth

.elddim eht ot htap eht wollof uoy sa regnif ruoy fo tnemevom eht no sucoF .htap eht ecart ylwolS .htnirybal eht fo ecnartne eht no regnif xedni ruoy ecalp ,dnah tnanimod-non ruoy htiW .sthguoht rehto lla fo dnim ruoy raelc dna htnirybal eht ta kooL .shtaerb peed wef a ekaT

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.erac-fles rehto dna erucidep/erucinam YID a yrt ro ,)llems dna hcuot( noitol gnillems ecin a ro )thgis dna hcuot( koob gniruoloc a ekil ,esnes eno

naht erom egagne taht sgniht emos ni tup osla nac uoY resuffid lio laitnesse ,eldnac detnecs A – llems roF

) .egap no tsil noitadnemmocer cisum eht tuo kcehc ,tnereffid gnihtemos rof doom eht ni er’uoy fi ro( sgnos etiruovaf ruoy fo tsilyalp a ekam – gniraeh roF

.no tnew uoy noitacav nuf a fo ro eno devol a fo erutcip a – thgis roF

) egap morf dekab evah thgim uoy gnihtemos ro( knird ro kcans etiruovaf ruoy – etsat roF

teknalb ro yot tfos a – hcuot roF

: sesnes gniwollof eht fo hcae gnivlovni sgniht erom ro eno etaroprocni na yrT .nosrep hcae rof tnereffid kool nac siht fo tcudorp dne ehT

tik erac fles a flesruoy dliuB

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.gnilcyc ro sekih/sklaW ) .ediug trohs siht ro noitaxaler rof sesop fo tsil siht tuo kcehc( agoY )enituor gnihcterts gnineve siht ro sehcterts rennigeb eseht yrt ,.g.e( gnihctertS )tuokrow TIIH etunim-7 ,kciuq siht yrt ,.g.e( tuokroW .cimednap eht gnirud evitca gniyats yllareneg no ediug OHW a s’ereH

.gnivom uoy teg ot saedi emos era ereH .erac -fles fo trap lativ a si evitca yllacisyhp gniyatS

gnivoM teG

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aceneS-
”.tbed sih ni niamer llits

yeht ssendnik sih rof ;elbuort sih rof rotcod eht yap elpoeP ”

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stpmorP gnillanruoJ

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Who do I want to keep in contact with?

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(Keeping in contact with people, volunteering, giving practical support)

What will I do to stay healthy?

(Exercise, diet and sleep)

  

How will I help others?

    

)cte sruobhgien ,ylimaf ,seugaelloc ,sdneirF

.yliad uoy dnimer ot erehwemos ti pop dna tuo llup ro stnemmoc tresni ro lanruoj etavirp a sa siht peeK

nalP gnieblleW

 

How will keep my mind active?

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What will I do in my daily routine?

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)gninaelc ,flesym taert ,drowssorc
a od ,sdneirf tcatnoc ,esicrexe ,pu teg I emiT

)cte gninrael enilno ,segnellahc wen ,gnidaer ,seibboH(

How can I tell when things are getting too much?

(Feeling snappy, sleep issues, feeling low, eating more or less, drinking more

What will I do to distract myself when I feel

stressed, anxious or down?

(Treat myself, phone a friend, go for a walk, mindfulness, watch Netflix)

Who can I talk to if things get too much?

(People, helplines or online)

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!aedi doog a osla si retal daer ot seton htiw dellif raj laer a gnivaH

.revo si sisirc eht nehw ot drawrof kool ot ereh nwod meht etirW .detnarg rof nekat evah thgim dna ssim uoy sgniht eht lla tuoba kniht ot emit siht esU .retteb teg lliw sgnihT

epoH fo raJ

(15 Min )

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“?yadot elims em edam tahW”

.uoy ni sekove ti tahw dna ,tpmorp siht tuoba kniht ot tnemom a ekaT

tpmorP gnillanruoJ

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“?yad yreve tsom eht
ot drawrof kool I sgniht eht era tahW”

.uoy ni sekove ti tahw dna ,tpmorp siht tuoba kniht ot tnemom a ekaT

tpmorP gnillanruoJ

(15 Min )

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“…yllaer I ekil leef ot dnetni
I ,thginot wollip eht stih daeh ym emit eht yB”

.ot tnaw uoy erehwyna ro egap siht no nwod toJ tpmorP gnillanruoJ

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uolegnA ayaM-
“.leef meht edam
uoy woh tegrof reven lliw yeht tub ,eman ruoy tegrof yam yehT ”

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A selection of recommended movies, books, music and other media to help you unwind.

stsiL noitsegguS

(15 Min )

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noitacudE buH hcysP- cimednap eht gnirud slanoisseforp lacidem yb decaf

seussi suoirav htiw gnilaed no soediv fo noitcelloC A tsilyalP ecruoseR ebutuoY A -91 DIVOC

cimednap eht gnirud gnikrow slanoisseforp erachtlaeh yb slainomitset fo noitcelloc A

anoroC gnithgif slanoisseforP lacideM

sirraH ssuR rD- ypareht tnemtimmoc dna ecnatpecca fo selpicnirp eht gnisu ,sisirc anoroc eht ot ylevitceffe gnidnopser rof spets lacitcarp fo tes A

esruoC htlaeH latneM elahW deR eht morf depoleved seires elcitra lufpleH – ediug lavivrus lacigolohcysp dna lanoitome nA

:91-DIVOC – elahW deR

DIVOC ECAF

segroB annA- 0202 yb delemmuP yllanoitomE gnileeF enoynA rof spiT htlaeH latneM 9

0202 htiw laed ot woH

secruoseR dna selcitrA

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nworB énerB htiw sU gnikcolnU

trebmaL nonnaihR yb thguohT rof dooF

snoitasrevnoC luoSrepuS s’harpO

rekcorC etaK yb ytivitisoP yadyrevE

nottoC enraeF yb ecalP yppaH

tsacdoP stsilaminiM ehT

allE ylsuoicileD

limaJ aleemaJ yb hgieW I

notredlA ylloD dna sekyS arodnaP yb woL hgiH ehT

scsiD dnalsI treseD sevren eht mlatc plseih dnLa ot netsileotysaseieraLtaht stsacdoP

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rehtoM ruoY teM I woH

wohS gnikaB hsitirB taerG ehT

htraE tenalP sselhceepS

ecalP dooG ehT eniN-eniN nylkoorB

eyE reeuQ snoitgadneimmtocseriwoLhS VTVdooTg-leeF

eciffO ehT

S.D.N.E.I.R.F

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noinU inocraM yb “,sselthgieW”

hahS JD yb “,)xiM tuO llihC( cainamolleM”

yalpdloC yb “,gniwS yrrebwartS”

stniaS llA yb “,serohS eruP”

trazoM yb “,aira’lluS attenoznaC”

reltuB nhoJ yb NAECO

maertsriA yb “,artcelE”

aynE yb “,kramretaW”

anolecraB yb “,oG t’noD esaelP”

eledA yb “,uoY ekiL enoemoS”

)raM leD éfaC( lieloS ud euR yb “,ylF naC eW”

l u o s e h t e h t ot o s s o t i n e vL o r p sk n o i tc a d na e mr m o cT e r c i s u m d o o g – l e e F

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0202 .sserpxE naidnI weN ehT .cisum htiw gnilaeH 0202 .udniH ehT .nwodkcol gnirud
pu uoy tsoob ot sagar stseggus aisaruahC tidnaP :secruoS

manahoM/ilapoohB rahlaM

irabmaliN

snuaklaM

tilaL

rayitahB
luos eht ehttoossiot nLevorpasnoigtadanemamocRer agaR lacissalC

irahaliB

uliP

namaY

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.pihsdneirf lausunu na ni stluser ecivres reirrac niffit a yb ekatsim ylekilnu nA xobhcnuL ehT

.ssob dna srekrowoc sih revo sniw dna ynapmoc noihsaf a ta nretni na sa boj a senkratenetBndlIo-raeeyh-07T

.era yeht tnatropmi woh dna srehto no efil s’eno fo tcapmi eht serolpxe taht eivom A efiL lufrednoW a s’tI

.esle enoemos seirram tub ,nam deriapmi-hceeps dna gniraeh a ,ifraB seivfolrituarhSB

mubla euqinu tsrif reh esaeler ot skrow ehs sa retirwgnois waenga fAo yeninrugojehTB

.cisum dna efil fo evol wen a sgnirb dna ,nerdlihc neves htiw niatpac lavan a fo emoh eht ni ssenrevog a semoceb

cis ouhwMnufnoa sdwollnofutaoht lSaciesuhm AT

stnoistaidneLmmeocierveivom doMog-leeF

.tcepser kcab nrae ot ti snrael ohw ,hsilgnE gniwonk ton rof dekcom h s i s i l o hg w rn e i r e tV a c h a s s y i a l l p i g v e n d i r SE

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.lortnoc rednu erom leef

uoy pleh ot stpircs dewollof ylisaE ssieW nairB

yb ecaeP rennI gnidniF ,ssertS gnitanimilE

.seirots elbayojne dna suoromuh ylemertxe ,trohS yednaH

kcaJ yb staerhT delieV rehtO dnA :snaitraM eht ot yaS d’I tahW

yraid s’tnediser NYGBO na morf stprecxe hguorht ,ycnediser lacidem fo secneirepxe eht fo tnuocca tnangiop ,duol- tuo-hgual A

yb gnihC eT oaT

syaK madA yb truH ot gnioG si sihT

“seussi gib” eht htiw slaed taht koob reivaeh A

suihteoB sunireveS suilnaM suicinA yb yhposolihP fo noitalosnoC ehT

.sserts ruoy ot etubirtnoc yam edutitta ruoy woh nrael leef uoy pleh ot yhposolihp lanosrep gnuimzlaTc ,elopamiSL

.nwod uoy gnitteg saywla s’taht niarb ruoy fo trap eht erongi ot woH

noslraC kciR yb nilmerG ruoY gnimaT

tsserits eLcudegr ylknciuq tdahtaskeoob tRrohS

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guM a ni azzIP evaworciM

atsaP nekcihC hcanipS

angasaL elbategeV

ekaC eeffoC lloR nomanniC

daerB ananaB

daerB hguodruoS elpmiS

daerb cilraG deffutS yseehC

summuH ymaerC

ekaC guM etalocohC

gnidduP etalocohC etuniM 5

:eseht fo eno yrt ro ,laem etiruovaf ruoy kooC yrT ot sepiceR

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.peels peed teg uoy pleh ot stluda rof seirots emitdeB

seirotS peelS

segap gniruoloc tluda gnixaler dna gnihtooS

!snoitartsulli elbaroda htiw noitatidem dediuG

.peels luftser erom teg ot uoy elbane ot mrala ni tliub a sah dna sepacsdnuos gnixaler syalp taht ppa nA

yfroloC

ecapsdaeH

.snoitome ruoy hguorht etirw uoy pleh ot ppa gnillanruoj yliad A

tuo kcehc ot sppA

zzizP

enO yaD

sesicrexe gnihtaerb dna noitatidem dediuG

mlaC

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esrevinu eht fo srednow eht srevocnu eh sa xoC nairB rosseforP nioJ

seireS srednoW s’xoC nairB forP

.gnikooc fo stnemele esab eht dna noitulove eht otni noitarolpxe nA

.sdlrow rehto otni syenruoj lausiv no sreweiv gnikat yregami ciremsem revo noitarran fo noitanibmoc gnihtoos A

dekooC

mlaC fo dlroW A

.noitarran gnihtoos dna stohs tnecifingam h t i h w t y r r a t na e E m u t c o e d en r u ta a l n AP

.dlrow eht dnuora morf yhpargotohp fo tra dna ssecorp eht gnirolpxe yratnemucod A

thgiL yb selaT

.supotco tnegilletni dna yldneirf a steem aes eht ni miws yliad a htiw tuonrub lanoisseforp stabmoc rekammlif A

rehcaeT supotcO yM

snoitadsneimLmocerhyractntemaucodWgnixaleR

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esle gnihtyreve ffo dnim ruoy ekat ot erom dna sezam ,semag drow wef a era ereH

selzzuP

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Source: https://www.printablee.com/post_brain-maze-printable_262890/

.ezam eht no ward ot ppa rotide FDP a no loot nep eht nepo nac uoY .ssecorp dna fo esnes ekam ot reisae hcum os ,tuo dial dna delgnatnu gnieb sthguoht ruoy lla ezilausiv ,od uoy sa dna ,ezam siht hguorht yaw ruoy ecarT .hguorht etagivan ot ezam a si efil ruoy ni gnihtyreve ekil leef thgim tI

ezaM A

(15 Min )

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yalpemag elpmis a dna sruoloc gnimlac h t i w s n o r e d e g h r y l o o p f g y n i l t a o e r CP

:noitadnemmocer emaG

devlovni snoitarepo yratnemele eht htiw yletelpmoc flesruoy gniypucco ,erehwyna nwod ti gnitirw tuohtiw snoitarepo gniwollof eht mrofreP

myG dniM

(15 Min )

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erots ppa/erots yalp eht no ‘margonoN’ emag eht dnif ,siht ekil selzzup erom roF

06 egap ot nrut ,elzzup redrah a roF !erutcip a mrof lliw noitulos eht ,elzzup eht fo dne eht tA .nmuloc ro wor nevig yna ni dedahs eb dluohs detacidni serauqs fo rebmun eht YLNO .dedahs serauqs suounitnoc owt rehtona dna ,serauqs erom ro eno fo pag a yb dewollof ,dedahs eb tsum serauqs suounitnoc owt taht seilpmi ti ,2 2 sa hcus ,nevig era srebmun erom ro owt fI .dedahs eb tsum serauqs suounitnoc evif taht snaem 5 rebmun eht ,ecnatsni roF .snmuloc dna swor evitcepser eht fo pot no srebmun eht yb nevig ,nmuloc dna wor yreve ni serauqs fo rebmun tcerroc eht ruoloc ot deen uoY ,selzzup eseht nI

elzzuP lexiP

(10 Min )

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cisum gnixaler dna sepacsdnal lufituaeb y h t ie w s e s m ay g gd n i nO n us r ‘ s so e lt l d n EA

:noitadnemmocer emaG

).noitulos eno naht erom eb yam erehT( .mottob eht ot teg uoy litnu drow hcae ot ssecorp emas eht eunitnoC .htaeneb drow rettel-xis wen a dliub ot srettel gniniamer eht egnarraer dna ”sedirts“ drow eht morf rettel eno evomer ,dimaryp nwod edispu eht fo pot eht ta gninnigeB

sedirtS dna spaeL

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!htap eno yna fo senil gnitcennoc eht htiw deipucco era serauqs eht fo lla taht erusne ,noitulos tcefrep a roF .desu eb tsum senil latnoziroh dna lacitrev ylnO .tcesretni ton od shtap eht taht hcus rehto hcae ot ruoloc emas eht fo stod tcennoC

wolF eht htiw oG

erots ppa/erots yalp eht no ‘wolF’ emag eht dnif ,siht ekil selzzup erom roF

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.decalp yllanogaid ro sdrawkcab ,sdrawrof eb yam sdroW ?sdrow detsil gniwollof eht dnif uoy naC

hcraeS droW

ssenluftseR ytiliuqnarT ytinereS won dna ereH noitaxaleR noitcelfeR ssenllitS noitalpmetnoC erusopmoC noitatideM ecaeP ssenmlaC ecnalaB

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)7( deviecer dna diap yenom fo drocer A .5 )6( kaeb egral a htiw drib naciremA laciport A .4 )5( meop gnol a fo noitces rojam A .3 )4( nael oT .2 )3( thgilnus ot eud desuac gninworB .1

.sdrow eht yfitnedi ot woleb stnih eht gnisu ,rettel erom eno gnidda dna reyal suoiverp eht fo srettel eht lla gnisu drow txen eht dnif ot yrT .nwod yaw ruoy krow dna dimaryp eht fo pot eht ta tratS

pU yaW ruoy kroW

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erots ppa/erots yalp eht no ‘margonoN’ emag eht dnif ,siht ekil selzzup erom roF

55 egap ot kcab nrut esaelp ,elzzup reisae na dna selur eht roF

2 elzzuP lexiP

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emag elzzup rebmun kcolb gnidils elpmiS

_FUL_ .51 _EGORTI_ .41 _NOMAI_ .31 _OLLI_ .21 _TLAE_ .11 _UTHTA_ .01

:noitadnemmocer emaG

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StratS = _trat_ gE .drow hsilgnE raluger a ecudorp ot drow eht fo dne eht dna trats eht htob ot rettel emas eht dda ,sdrow gniwollof eht fo hcae nI

elzzuP droW

_UESU_ .9 _ORE_ .8 _SACN_ .7 _ELU_ .6 _EBA_ .5 _UQ_ .4 _MOR_ .3 _OPAE_ .2 _IMO_ .1

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.snoitadarg laudarg ni sruoloc egnarra tsum uoy erehewuemHagegnviyfositLaIS

:noitadnemmocer emaG

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)yletarapes( slatot gniwollof eht fo hcae ot sdda srebmun eht fo mus eht taht hcus gnir retuo eht morf eno dna gnir elddim eht morf eno ,gnir renni eht morf rebmun eno esoohC ?draobtrad eht morf srebmun gnisu slatot gniwollof eht fo hcae ekam uoy naC

tegraT rebmuN

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:ekil kool yeht tahw si sihT .detartsurf leef ot trats uoy fi pots tub ,ot tnaw uoy sa emit hcum sa dnepS .w!oleboerudtclipaeht niWsdneidrf sinh dana odlaW dniF

…flesruoY gnidniF

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Letters to Healthcare Workers

!stprecxe emos rof no daeR .efil fo sklaw tnereffid morf elpoep dna stneduts lacidem ,nerdlihc loohcs ,srekrow erachtlaeh morf srettel sniatnoc noitces sihT

 

“It feels like allergies…” “…but I was in PPE”, I said to myself, trying to instill some sense of hope before I saw my test results.
I was shocked that it was not what I expected, but I was not overly concerned about my physical well-being. Maybe it was the fact that I saw a tremendous number of people recover with mild illness.

The usual worries still bothered me though, would my parents be affected? Had I passed it on to my colleagues?

Initially the frustrations with having to deal with the isolation was greater than my cough and loss of taste. The monotony was quickly getting to me. But this was also an opportunity to re-assess the blessings we have…the things we take for granted.

I don’t even want to imagine of how I would’ve dealt with it if I was admitted in the hospital. It truly was a luxury, not having to forcefully eat things you disliked, not having strangers in PPE be your only company.

It is true that the pandemic, especially during the quarantine has taken a toll on people’s mental health. And these are often ignored. In all the statistics we see published daily, there is barely a mention of these indirect effects.

So while celebrating a recovery or mourning a loss let’s make sure to be kinder to each other during these tough times.

-Dr Sincy, PG Resident, Dept of Psychiatry, SJMCH

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91-DIVOC rof evitisop detset I yad eht – 0202 rebmetpeS ht02

1#

 

I was quite frightened despite knowing the protocol for healthcare workers, and despite being aware that all the others who had tested positive, in the previous months, had fully recovered.

The prospect of the social isolation of quarantine frightened me, but the daily influx of text messages and phone calls from family, friends and teachers kept the loneliness and apprehension at bay.

The most cautious I’ve been about my health was during quarantine, taking supplements and monitoring saturation. On the bright side, I got time to catch up on sleep, watch movies and sleep some more… something our busy internship schedule doesn’t usually allow for.

It was also comforting to be quarantined in the familiar environment of the annex block, surrounded by other positive PGs and interns. The balcony of the third floor was a daily refuge for fresh air, beautiful sunsets and familiar faces. Just being able to see my parents and friends from three floors above, when they dropped off meals, made a big difference.

My experience showed me that we cannot live in the grip of fear and we have to go about our regular duties in the hospital, having faith that we will have the strength to deal with whatever comes our way.

Andrea Johnson, Intern, SJMCH

66

.deen fo semit ruo ni tuo hcaer ohw dna denrecnoc yleniuneg era ohw elpoep ynam os evah od ew tub ,ti wonk ton yam ew semitemoS

ytud DIVOC fo yad tsal ym no DIVOC rof evitisop detset I

2#

 

Pregnancy is an exciting time and for most women it means celebrating the news of a new arrival with family and friends. But my situation was different. In the light of COVID 19 pandemic, being a HCW is not so exciting! I was doing COVID duties along with my regular work when I found out I was pregnant and instead of being excited I freaked out! I started calling my OBGyn friends frantically to know what the risks were, whether I should continue the pregnancy and if I should still continue coming to work?

My gynaecologist reassured me that there was no evidence to suggest any increased risks to the mother or fetus. It’s one thing to worry about infecting your adult family members but it’s a completely different game when it comes to your baby! I became extra cautious about taking precautions. But my worst fear came true when at 20 weeks I tested positive for COVID 19. Although my symptoms were of mild COVID I chose to get admitted, which seemed like the safer option. Thus began my 2 weeks of isolation. Although I wanted to think of it as a break from daily routine, an opportunity to get the much needed rest and a chance to catch up on some movies and shows, I could not stop worrying about the effects of COVID 19 on

my baby!

The regular video calls with my husband and family members and the constant support from my colleagues was definitely helping me get through this phase. But what helped me cope the most was my unborn child. I had to stay happy, eat well and worry less for his/her sake. And whenever I felt lonely or upset, a little kick in my tummy assured me that we are both going to beat the virus and come out as covid warriors!

-A Healthcare Worker

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!detcepxenU eht gnirud gnitcepxE

3#

 

t’s been a long quarantine. Recently I’ve taken to going to the balcony every once in a while. In the last 6 months, I’ve seen the empty street outside my house slowly come back to life. The bustling noise and the rattling of autos warily returning to the roads. The little children who like to play cricket on the street outside finally sneaking out of their houses after a long break.

But I worry for you, working in the hospital. You, double-checking your PPE and overthinking your slightest cough or sneeze. You, staying in the hospital between shifts to keep your grandparents safe at home. I hope you have a loved one to confide in about your worries. Mental health sure is important, in times of crises such as these, and everyone needs a shoulder to rest their head on.

I hope you get time off from your day to reflect and rest and feel your emotions. For in the midst of this pandemic, with everyone appreciating you for being a superhero and saving lives, it is important to remind yourself that you too are human, and need time to recover from the stress you are being put through.

So I hope, that every time you feel hopeless, the sun shines a little brighter on your face reminding you that things will get better. That every time you feel gloomy, the cardamom tea in the busy first floor tea stall will lift your spirits. And that every time you ask yourself why you’re here, the light in a recovering patient’s eyes will keep you grounded. Stay safe, everyone.

-Parvathi Ram
St. John’s Medical College

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epoH fo retteL A

4#

 

warriors at the frontline of this mighty pandemic, This is an ode, written haphazardly, from within the four walls of home, the safety of which, is owed to each of you. We are entering into the tenth month of the pandemic in the country, and I can remember with precise vividity how everyone whined about having to stay within these very four walls, while you marched selflessly into uncertainty. Every day we wake up to the news of an unbridled spread of the virus, and not once have we adequately thanked you. Thank you for attending to your patients knowing you could be next.

Thank you for belittling the parade of dents and marks on your face from wearing protective equipment throughout the day, even when paranoia about health workers were hurled at you.

Thank you for bringing us safely to the wrapping up of this year. This Christmas will be different. The trees will be a little peculiarly colorful. The stars will shine through every hidden dark corner. The wine will taste earthier. And the winter air will reek of terrible loss, bittersweet survival, redemption, and most importantly, the scent of a sliver of hope.There is the weight of an entire country’s future on your shoulders; and dear warriors, you’re carrying it just beyond well.

-Linda Ann Joseph
St. John’s Medical College

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,evarb ylbidercni ,evarb uoy oT

5#

 

The saying ‘Change is the only constant’ has a different significance in my perspective. Trying new things is a compulsion for me. My hobbies keep changing. Naturally my interests are varied. From being an avid reader to writing occasionally, Navaratri dolls, interpretation of Sanskrit shlokas specially subhashitas and finally theatre!! By the time Covid entered my life I had tried all these.

With the abrupt lock down, not only Theatre activities stopped, there was no sign of them starting any soon. That is when I rediscovered my passion for playing Veena. I started playing Veena at the age of 8 and continued to learn it for another 10 years. After that somehow this hobby took a back seat. Lock down was a time for introspection and the need to pursue something which gave me joy and inner peace was paramount. Veena was the obvious choice.

I discovered innumerable resources at my disposal. Online classes, tutorials, Apps – whatever was needed to rekindle my passion was available literally at my fingertips! I started playing every evening and realized I remembered most of the ragas that I had learnt. There was internet to learn the others that I hadn’t already. The daily evening routine of playing Veena for 1 to 2 hours became the highlight of my day! Amidst the chaos of pandemic, Veena became my stress buster.

Dr Mangala Rao, Dept. of Pharmacology, SJMC

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! ffo yap did ’sedart lla fo kcaJ‘ a gnieB

6#

 

“It was while I was attending an online class that I received the message that my close friend had been tested positive for COVID 19 and hospitalised with low oxygen levels. I was anxious for her well- being. But it was so encouraging to read my friend’s messages each day from the hospital bed that highlighted

.My friend is now studying hard to be a doctor herself to serve people.”

“This has been a tough year for all of us, but your compassion and healing touch in dealing with these tough times has won all our hearts. You have stood bravely and faced this pandemic, sacrificing your own safety for ours.”

“We thank you from the bottom of our hearts for all your selfless services and tireless commitment displayed in helping us sail through these challenging times”

-Ananiah Biju Jacob
Grade 10
Bethany High Koramangala

71

“.nwod su tel reven evah uoy dna semit tluciffid eseht gnirud uoy ni tsurt ruo tup lla evah eW”

yrevocer tcefrep a ot no reh dereehc dna dellesnuoc osla tub reh depleh ylno ton ohw ,latipsoh eht ta lla dna sesrun ,srotcod

eht fo stroffe eht

“.uoy tuohtiw
erutuf on si ereht taht su thguat deedni sah cimednap sihT

7#

 

“Doctors are people capable of giving hope to the emotionally defeated, relief to the rescued, joy to bring a new member to the mortal world; you are the ones who execute God’s miracles.”

“Only due to the tireless efforts of our diligent medical staff is it that innumerable lives are saved every day.”

“In your effort to keep us safe, we know that you have not only put yourselves at risk, but also the lives of your loved ones. Every aspect of your lives has changed. ”

“Just like soldiers at war, you need to continuously fight, driven by the memory of returning to your loved ones in your hearts.”

“There cannot possibly be a way we can pay our debts and express our gratitude to you, the frontline soldiers of this war against these

nano-sized pathogens”

-Adrija Chattopadhya Grade 10
Bethany High Koramangala

72

“.ffats lacidem dna srotcod fo mrof eht ni emoc yeht ,emit sihT .su eucser ot slegna sih sdnes syawla doG ,lairt fo semit ruo gniruD”

“?yliad od srotcod dna sesrun ruo woh naht meht ot pu evil ot yaw retteb tahw dna ,evol

dna ssendnik fo stca dna ecivres sselfles sdlohpu noigiler yrevE

!uoYknahT ,rekroWerachtlaeHsselflesehtoT

8#

 

“When the world is shutting down, you have kept the doors wide open to treat the affected patients, thank you for your contribution towards humanity.”

“You are the true heroes of the society. The way you work with compassion, kindness and bravery inspires people from all generations, from children to the elderly. Thank you for all you do.”

“With each age groups being affected differently by the virus, one could not even imagine how much effort and hard work you put in. India is very grateful to have such noble and compassionate people working on the front lines.”

“I want to thank all of you for your endless efforts. I want to thank your family members, for without their support, our nation would not have these brave hearts.”

“We pray for you every day and hope you are safe. Words are not enough to explain the amount of gratitude I have towards you. I hope that this letter shows that I, and many others are with you. Thank you! ”

-Vyshnavi. A
Bethany Junior College

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“.enif tsuj sisirc siht emocrevo lliw aidnI taht erus ma I ,noitacided dna troffe ,krow drah ruoy htiW .tnemlia rieht fo elpoep eht eruc dna taert ,yfitnedi ot drah os krow uoY”

yteicoS eht fo seoreH eurT eht oT

9#

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suomynonA-
” .cod ,sknahT .ssenlli
ym hguorht llup ot htgnerts eht em evag sdrow gnirussaer ruoy tub ,senicidem eht t’nsaw tI ”

 

Dear doctors, nurses, ambulance drivers, and other frontline workers working together with patients:

Thank you, on behalf of society at large for all that you have always done and continue to do during the pandemic. As a student, a citizen and a human being, I am awed by your sacrifice and inspired by the example of your service.”

“It is incredible how the medical fraternity has rallied to treat patients, formulate treatment protocols and work towards a vaccine and a cure. ”

“More than extolling healthcare workers as heroic, however it is equally important for us to understand the difficulties that you have faced in this time. We can play our role by bringing down the number of cases you have to treat and correspondingly the risks you are compelled to take.”

-Matilde Ribeiro Bethany Junior College

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“gnikam era uoy ecnereffid a fo hcum woh tsuj yfitnauq ot drah si tI .dniheb tfel yeht elpoep eht detrofmoc dna lairub rieht ni detsissa ,deid yeht sa sdnah ‘stneitap ylenol dleh semitemos ,ytud fo llac eht dnoyeb tnew uoY”

yteicos fo flaheb no ,uoy knahT

01#

 

“When the world was shaken by the coronavirus, we needed a set of people to step up to the challenge. We needed people who wouldn’t back down, even if it meant putting their own safety at risk —We were granted with our healthcare professionals. ”

“Nurses may not be angels, but they are the next best thing. Having to work for unreal lengths of time, remembering the diagnosis and status of many patients, all while being kind and keeping a smile on their faces.”

“We are all indebted to you, and cannot thank you enough for all the sacrifices you have made for us. I hope you stay strong, stay safe, and keep looking forward to that light at the end of this very dark tunnel.”

-Daniel Devasia Joyce Grade 10
Bethany High Sarjapur

76

“.efas dlrow dna yrtnuoc ruo peek ot gnihtyna ecaf ot ydaer ,sreidlos denedrah-elttab ekil era slanoisseforp erachtlaeh ruO .oga gnol surivanoroc eht ot elttab eht tsol evah dluow ytinamuh ,srekrow erachtlaeh devoleb ruo fo yrevarb eht tuohtiW”

llA su devaS sah yrevarB ruoY

11#

 

Since the beginning of the pandemic which brought the world to its knees, we’ve heard endless platitudes urging everyone to make the most of this situation. To me, that has always seemed tone-deaf.

My experience with COVID-19 was terrifying and singularly isolating, and I was still fortunate enough to be quarantined at home and hear my family’s voices.

I owe my health, physical and mental, during that time, to my doctor. His reassurances and endless empathy soothed me and helped me sleep at night, and I can only marvel at how deep that well runs because doctors do this not for one or two but hundreds of people.

I cannot imagine it easy to see the horrors the disease wreaks, and despite it all, soldier on day after day, treating people with kindness and saving lives, despite the risk. The only thing that remains to be said is thank you, from the bottom of my heart, for your service and sacrifice.

-Anumita D V
Christ (Deemed to be) University

77

.srekrow erachtlaeh dna srotcod yb troffe yliad ,etarebiled eht no tnedneped si yrevocer ruO .uoy ot lavivrus ruo ewo ew dnA .evivrus naht sisirc a gnirud od nac eno erom gnihton si erehT

! eM gnivaS rof uoY knahT

21#

 

These iconic lines by Robert Frost are apt for the Indian medical fraternity—the doctors and nurses and healthcare workers who have steered India through this pandemic.

Fighting a pandemic in India is different. Beds are scarce, hospitals few and far between and funds are lacking. And yet, India has one of the lowest death rates in the world, curing a majority of the patients who suffer from this virus.

Like every other crisis that has unfolded in the past, we shall get through this one. And when we do, it shall be largely because of the indomitable spirit of our healthcare workers.

-Adrija Thakur Grade 9
NPS Koramangala

78

.ecifircas dna yhtapme dna ecneitap sekat tI .rekrow erachtlaeh a ro esrun a ro rotcod a eb ot esitrepxe lacinhcet naht erom sekat tI

’ecnereffid eht lla edam sah taht dnA ,yb dellevart ssel eno eht koot I-I dna ,doow a ni degrevid sdaor owT’

! siht hguorht teg llahs ew rehtegoT

31#

Feeling gratitude and not expressing it is like wrapping a present and never giving it, so I hope that this can be my little present.

Ever since I can remember, I have been fond of superheroes, and I am lucky to say that my life has been full of them. The superheroes that I saw on television, in comic books and posters. Our apartment’s security guard who made the school bus wait a couple minutes as I rushed to get ready. And now, you.

You are the reason that I can hope to go back to school someday. You are the reason the world fights.

The idea that someone can be so devoted and dutiful in one’s own occupation is what inspires millions like me.

is what is going to one day relieve us of this crisis that looms over us.

Thank you for being a part of our lives. Thank you for being the backbone of our country at a time when we are all falling apart. Thank you for spreading the message of hope and light. There isn’t much left to say, really, than thank you- and thank you ever so much.

Sending appreciation and support.

-Anusha V
Grade 11
NPS Koramangala

79

htgnerts etaidar dna gnorts dnats nac eno ,ytisrevda fo ecaf eht ni neve ,taht aedi ehT

.ecnarevesrep fo dna epoh fo ,ecifircas fo rewop eht nrael I taht uoy morf si

tI

rotcoD ym ot tfiG A

41#

As the pandemic continues to spread, people are being told to self- isolate, to avoid contracting and transmitting the virus. But for those keeping us safe – healthcare workers, including doctors, nurses, paramedics and others –

Across the world, they have stood up in the face of disease and braved grave dangers. In some cases, hospital staff have even lost their own lives in the effort to protect others. Your dedication, commitment and courage deserve our deepest gratitude and admiration.

We wish you safety and health as you forge ahead to get us to the other side of this pandemic. Your contributions are appreciated and we thank you in our prayers, hearts, and minds each and every day.

Stay strong and THANK YOU!

-Devarati Muhkerjee Grade 8
NPS Koramangala

80

.noitpo na ton si noitalosi-fles

edutitarG fo retteL A

51#

 

Our world was hit by a disaster that no one was expecting. Schools and offices were closed,construction was stopped, and every profession was affected in one way or another,

Dear health care workers, we often take no notice of how hard you work and this pandemic has only made your job harder, but at the same time, just like every cloud has a silver lining, this pandemic has also made us realize just how important a health care worker is.

In circumstances such as this, every pair of helping hands is extremely crucial and beneficial. You have played a huge role in ensuring that life goes on. The economy is being revived, families are together all because of you. For every life saved a whole family is eternally grateful to you.

Not all heroes have capes and you are a perfect example of this. I can only imagine the courage and determination you have. For this, on behalf of our country, I sincerely thank you

-Kavya Shankar Grade 8
NPS Koramangala

81

.taht egnahc ot ekil dluow ew dna dedeehnu netfo era drah sa eciwt krow dna tsom eht

ot tpada ot dah ohw seno eht revewoh srekrow erac htlaeh eht oT

61#

 

It is difficult to explain how much all the effort that you put into taking care of our country’s citizens means to us, but I can say with certainty that you are a shining inspiration for everyone. Our healthcare workers are saving our country, and I would just like to say how much I admire them.

One of my relatives was recently diagnosed with the dangerous virus, but thanks to the healthcare professionals, he is safe and healthy again now, for which I will be forever thankful.

Everything is unprecedented currently and I can only imagine how difficult it must be for our healthcare professionals to brave the uncertain waters of the outside world, which is why I have immense respect for them.

Movie heroes don’t exist, but I have realised that the real world heroes are those that work to make our country a healthier place for us to survive in, and that

I hope that this letter was enough to put a smile on your face and make the light at the end of the tunnel shine a little brighter.

-Ritika Mallick Grade 9
NPS Koramangala

82

.eb reve lliw sretcarahc eivom esoht taht seoreh eht dlofnet era elpoep eseht

dlroW laeR eht fo seoreH eht oT

71#

 

“The most fascinating of things in this world perhaps, to me at least, is the selflessness of people—their innate need to satiate their conscience through service to the community. And there is no better testimony to this than the medical professionals who brave all odds to provide comfort to those that need it.

“To save lives, rekindle hope (even when they often lose their own), and essentially, mend the cracks in these fickle glasshouse psyches we all possess—be it physically or mentally.

“I seek to express my gratitude to those who behind their carefree smiles, hide a strong resilience, the kind that comes from knowing that you’ve seen the world at its worst but you’ve stood your ground —unrelenting in your morals, hearts on your sleeves.”

“Many say certain things go without saying, but I believe otherwise. Certain words do need saying—gratitude needs expressing—and even the most brilliant of souls need reassurance from time to time.

So, thank you. Thank you for giving us a chance and for mending our glasshouses at the cost of your own. ”

-Sneha Parli Grade 11
NPS Koramangala

83

“.devas rats a ,denethgir esuoh a si ekat ot rehtona wolla yeht htaerb yreve tahT .wonk straeh-evarb eseht tel ot si rof hsiw I llA”

ecnahc a su gnivig rof uoy knahT

81#

 

Our doctors, nurses, technicians, pharmacists, transporters ,EMTs, cleaners and everyone who supports patient care have risen to the occasion and are caring for our most vulnerable members of society.

Thank you—from everyone at NPS Koramangala and the rest of the world—for the sacrifices you make, every day and especially during this pandemic.

Your dedication, commitment and courage deserves our deepest gratitude and admiration.

Your service to patients is saving countless lives, and making an invaluable difference. Thank you for taking the brunt of the pandemic head on, and weathering the storm we are faced with.

As an aspiring medical student, I am proud to follow in your footsteps and hopefully impact the world as much as you are doing right now.

You inspire all of us to work hard and do our best. Thank you so much for the selfless service you exhibit day-in,day-out for all of us.

-Aditya Raj
Grade 11
NPS Koramangala

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