Year: 2020 Source: Journal of Psychiatry and Cognitive Behavior. (2020). 4, 158. DOI: 10.29011/2574- 7762.000058 SIEC No: 20200821

The COVID 19 pandemic has taken the world by storm and is on an unabated path of destruction. Its manifestations are farfetched. From disruption of normalcy to an economic slowdown, it has impacted people from all walks of life. There is increasing evidence regarding a spike in depression and anxiety in the general public due to the Pandemic and its negative impact on the daily lives. Handling stress related to the Pandemic, and its repercussions, is in no means an easy task for a common man, let alone for those with mental health disorders. The anecdotal evidence has been pointing towards an increase in Suicide in highrisk populations. The crisis is real, and efforts should be focused on alleviating the risk in vulnerable populations. Educating and training patients to cope with the rapidly evolving situation, restructuring their thought processes, and utilizing healthy coping skills, could keep them from slipping through the cracks. Communities/agencies need to work on strategies and policies that have been proven effective in preventing Suicide. There is increasing need for new measures to keep up with the emerging demands and challenges due to evolving situation.