The ongoing COVID-19 pandemic shows us that mental health is also important in situations like these. Mental health problems can also severely impact the life of an adult and make them an unproductive member of the community. It is important that we understand our mental health as much as we know about physical diseases and their impact. Let’s make our mental health as our priority today!
COVID-19 is a pandemic which is affecting us all. It is being tackled right now by staying home and avoiding contact with others so that it does not spread rapidly to others. It is important for all of us to follow this even though breaking our routine causes considerable frustration. Please remember only by limiting our movements we can break the chain of the spread of the virus. We might feel more anxious than usual due to the loss of social contact with others and the uncertainty of the situation. But without panicking it is important to take care of yourself and those around us.
It is a very stressful time for all of us. There is a lot of misinformation around us which can cause panic among ourselves but it is important to stay informed with the right facts to beat the COVID-19 epidemic. Try to stay away from rumours and fake news articles which are being spread with the intention of creating stress and anxiety among us. Rely only on authentic news sources like the WHO and the Ministry of Health and Family Welfare of India. Avoid mental stress by talking freely with your family and friends even while you are in ‘social distancing’ by conversing with them on social media, phone calls or text messages. If you find any of your family members or friends unusually anxious or stressed, ask them about it. If they need help, make a call to your GP or therapist and take advice from them. Remember to stay calm so that you can help others.