The past 2 years have certainly changed the way we all live. Not only has the pandemic changed the way we look at our lives, but it has also changed the way we value them. Taking priority of not just our physical health but also our mental one as well.
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According to the WHO, the “COVID-19 pandemic has had a major impact on people’s mental health. Some groups, including health and other frontline workers, students, people living alone, and those with pre-existing mental health conditions, have been particularly affected. And services for mental, neurological, and substance use disorders have been significantly disrupted.”
However, The WHO adds during the World Health Assembly in May 2021, “There is cause for optimism, “Governments from around the world recognized the need to scale up quality mental health services at all levels. And some countries have found new ways of providing mental health care to their populations.”
As we all slowly understand the repercussions of the pandemic on our mental health, it is our duty to keep the conversation going especially for countries that aren’t as understanding and who still have mental health stigma. This is not just for ourselves but to help those who are suffering greatly during this time. This includes health workers and essential workers who have experienced the worst.
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If you’re experiencing anxiety and your mental health is at an all-time low, here are a few ways that might help manage them during this time.
Stay connected with your loved ones. Take this time to connect or reconnect with the people you care for and love especially if you’re living by yourself or away from them. Human connection - no matter the means - is important to keep a healthy mind. If you’re using social media to do this, just don’t forget to take breaks from time to time as this can get very toxic.
Take care of your physical health. One of the major causes of your stress during this pandemic is how to keep yourself from contracting this virus. To which you can prevent from taking care of your physical health. From eating nutritious foods to exercising - which can lift your mood, there are many ways you can do so to keep yourself safe and healthy during this time.
Help and support others. Helping others can greatly affect you as well. Try to be more understanding of others especially this time as you don’t know what they’re currently feeling or worrying about. Support friends, local businesses, and communities in your area. You don’t know how a simple act of kindness and help can do to other people, and in return helping yourselves.
Focus on the present and what you can control. This pandemic has really disrupted our lives. There are many things now that we can’t control and that fuels our anxieties. Focus on the ones that you can at the present. Live your life at the moment and try not to worry about every single thing that could’ve been. Also, don’t forget to be grateful every single day. No matter how small or insignificant it may be for you.
Limit your time on the internet. Though the digital world has been a great tool during this time. It has also become a great source of all our stresses and anxiety as well. Try to go on a digital detox from time to time. Limiting your exposure can greatly affect your mental health. Read from credible sources and even unfollow or block online relationships that are toxic to your mental health.
Seek professional help (online) or download a de-stressing app. Many mental health practices have shifted to an online platform. You can find many mental health experts, therapists, etc that you can contact and connect with online. Apps such as Calm and Headspace are also accessible if you need to destress. Seeking professional help doesn’t mean you’re a failure. Most often than not, these people are the perfect ones to talk to to help you better know yourself and what you’re going through.
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