By Mavis D'Silva May. 06, 2020
Founded about a week ago, QuaranTeen Warmline is a peer-to-peer telephonic support group, an avenue for young adults to vent without being undermined. Armed with an empathetic ear, the group of youngsters has been helping teenagers in Mumbai and Delhi get through the lockdown.
Being a teenager has never been easy. This is a time when most adolescents feel the need to define themselves and keep up with society, but lack the experience and understanding to do so. They often feel misunderstood by adults and friends go on to become their cornerstones, their lifelines. But this was before Covid-19 forced us into quarantine and separated us from some measure of familiarity. Being a teen in times of corona is just a disastrous mix of heightened frustration, anxiety, and uncertainty.
And QuaranTeen Warmline understands that.