Here's why India is the most stressed country

Stress levels have been high in India as compared to most other developing and emerging countries.
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It is said that about 89% of the population of Indians suffer from stress which is higher than the global average of 86%. Stress has become a common mental health issue due to work demands and pressures of modern life. Researchers say that Indians live the most stressed life. In a country where there are so many relaxation facilities and professionals to guide us, 75% out of the 89% stressed population; refuse to go to a professional. Work and financial issues are two major reasons why people stress in India.

We are constantly using our cellphones, drowning under notifications, replying to e-mails and doing what not. One out of 8 Indians face trouble dealing with stress. Stress cannot be ignored and shouldn’t destroy our happiness.

Stress In India


  • Financial Issues
  • Work Stress
  • Family issues


  • Social life
  • Academics
  • Lifestyle

Facts about Stress Statistics in India:

  • 56,675,969 people suffer from depression in India.
  • 42.5% of corporate employees suffer from stress

Work Stress

  • An average of 371 suicides take place daily due to stress, depression and anxiety
  • India is the most depressed country in the world, as per WHO.


  • India spends 0.06% of its total health budget on mental healthcare.
  • There are only 43 government institutions that serve mental health patients.

Well, it is not impossible to reduce these numbers. It is completely in our hands to improve our lifestyles and adopt stress management activities. Let us not let stress take over our lives. Many workplaces have started stress relief programs for the employees. Every step towards eradicating stress is a big success. Stay healthy and happy.

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