Currently, the world still suffers from a pandemic due to the Coronavirus outbreak. During the peak of Coronavirus, many individuals suffer from hopelessness, panic, anxiety, loneliness, and stress. According to reports, about one in ten individuals in the UK had suicidal feelings or thoughts.
In other words, Coronavirus greatly affects the state of mental health of many people all over the world. Specific population groups in society had a higher risk of suffering poor well-being and mental health than those who have more advantaged positions. In addition, there are also people suffering from mental distress due to discrimination, prejudice, and isolation because of other identities according to ethnicity, gender, status, residency, disability, and sexual orientation.
The lockdown measures worsen mental problems among people due to the economic and Coronavirus consequences.
Mental health post the peak of the pandemic
The state of mental health post the peak of Coronavirus gets better in some populations in the world. For example, you can now cope with the virus’ consequences due to change in working conditions, education access, and income.
Even though you’re not physically close to your family and friend, you can connect to them through online technology. The mental health of certain groups improved a little bit post the peak of the pandemic. On the other hand, some individuals are still experiencing mental health problems after the peak of the pandemic. Staying at home and personal distancing are also associated with symptoms of GAD (generalized anxiety disorder, depression, insomnia, intrusive thoughts, and acute stress.
The need for mental health services
Coronavirus increased the need for mental health services. Fear, bereavement, financial problems, and isolation can also increase the risk for mental health conditions. It can also lead to insomnia, anxiety, depression, drug and alcohol use.
Patients with preexisting neurological, mental, and substance use disorders are also prone to other infections and even death. Mental health practitioners and psychiatrists offer help to primary care physicians for treating mental health problems like depression and anxiety.
Tips for maintaining good mental health during the pandemic
Pandemic affects the life of all people in the world regardless of status, age, and gender. With this, you need to practice a healthy lifestyle to prevent mental health. The following are some tips to keep good mental health during these times of Coronavirus.
Eat healthy diet
Eating healthy foods can keep you healthy and improve your immune system against Coronavirus and other diseases.
Staying active can help you lower your stress levels.
Connect with your family and friends
With a difficult time like this pandemic, you need a strong support system. So, communicate with your loved ones.
Drink more water
Keep yourself hydrated to improve your immune system.
Develop new hobbies
You can also enjoy your hobbies to avoid boredom and stress.
Stay positive in life
Your mindset is essential to prevent mental problems during this pandemic.
Follow safety protocol
Make sure to follow safety protocol to fight against covid-19.
Proper sleep can improve your immune system and overall health.
Generally, Coronavirus greatly impacts the mental health of people across the globe. Like what we mentioned above, more populations worldwide are suffering from mental health problems like depression, loneliness, isolation, anxiety, and more.
With the consequences of the pandemic, many people lose their jobs. As a result, many individuals suffer from financial problems, leading to mental issues if not handled properly.