Mental Health & COVID-19
The COVID-19 pandemic has been extra stressful for everyone and its impact has been felt in all walks of life. Being housebound has multiplied the effects of isolation and has made it increasingly challenging to seek necessary support. Many have lost their livelihood while some, such as healthcare workers, have had to endure an extraordinary amount of work stress.
The sudden changes brought about by this global health crisis have led to increased anxiety, worry, and distress for many people. Children, young adults, the elderly, and those who were experiencing a mental illness or undergoing treatment are especially vulnerable during this difficult time.
All of this is making mental health a priority more important than ever before. It is time to break the stigma and start a conversation about the emotional impact of COVID-19. It is equally essential to access help and actively take steps to address any underlying reasons for distress. If you or a loved one is currently being treated for a mental health disorder, it is important to continue with the prescribed treatments. If you are particularly distressed during this time, then seek professional assistance before symptoms intensify.
Dealing with the sudden changes to your daily life, keeping yourself safe from the pandemic, and staying mentally and physically healthy could be challenging amidst this global health crisis. So, here are some useful resources for you to seek support and ensure the mental wellbeing of you and your loved ones.