Mental Health During The Pandemic
Mental health has been significantly impacted by the COVID-19 epidemic. Numerous people now experience higher levels of stress, worry, and melancholy as a result of the rapid and unanticipated changes to everyday life, uncertainty about the future, and fear of infection.
Lockdowns and other social exclusionary practices have had a negative impact on people’s mental health, especially elderly people and people with pre-existing mental illnesses.
The economic effects of the pandemic have also caused job losses and financial instability for many people and families, aggravating pre-existing mental health conditions and fostering the development of new ones.
Furthermore, front-line workers and healthcare professionals have been exposed to high levels of stress and trauma as a result of their work during the pandemic, which can have long-term mental health consequences.
The epidemic has, in general, brought to light the necessity of expanding access to mental health services and supports as well as the significance of treating mental health as a crucial public health problem.