It is often said that physical health and mental well-being are inter-connected. If you are physically not doing okay, you are bound to feel low mentally, too. In this pandemic, people have started to take care of themselves like never before. Which is a good thing, considering these are unprecedented times and people need to be there for their loved ones. Dr Kedar Tilwe, psychiatrist, Fortis Mulund & Hiranandani Hospital, Vashi, says that because of the nature of the infection, the quarantine requirements and the relatively long convalescence period, the help provided by support groups — like family and friends — is crucial for a person who is looking to make a smooth recovery. He suggests some hurdles and possible solutions that you need to be aware of, should your loved one be recuperating from the illness. The stigma associated with COVID-19 can be a cause for concern, especially as the person may blame themselves for being the point source of spread, and possible exposure of their loved ones.