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The COVID-19 pandemic and the recent economic downturn have adversely influenced many people’s mental health. It has also built significant challenges for those who are still suffering from mental illness. The present crisis requires public awareness, which can help deal with the situation.
Young Adults At Risk
For years, the mental health issue in young adults has increased dramatically. However, it is alarming to know that this has been significantly exacerbated due to COVID-19. Young adults cope with isolation differently. Anxiety, depression, emotional withdrawal, and an oppressive environment may affect a teenager’s mental health in the short or long term. Common behavioral changes can be:
Elders and People With Disabilities
A weak immune system or other underlying medical issues make the elderly and people with disabilities more prone to COVID-19. For this reason, physical distancing is present. However, physical separation among the public or loved ones will jeopardize the mental health of the elderly and disabled. It can cause distress, discomfort, and extreme sadness. The following behavioral changes may lead to serious mental health issues:
Healthcare professionals on the front lines of the COVID-19 crisis are more vulnerable to mental health issues. The anxiety on whether one will be infected and isolation from family and friends takes a negative toll on them. They could also be affected by the death of their colleague and patients’ fragile state. As the pandemic continues, health professionals’ productivity can slowly deteriorate.
The management can help health workers by conducting a thorough evaluation of their mental health status and conditions. These evaluations can also reduce interpersonal trauma and align health workers with patient needs.
An individual’s psychological state affects people differently and is influenced by his background, social and professional conditions. Recognizing the COVID-19 outbreak’s impact on people’s mental well-being is as critical as understanding its characteristics, transmission rates, and administration. To better protect yourself from this health crisis, we advise that you get health insurance.
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