One of the top illnesses you will heard during this times of pandemic is the mental disorder due to thinking how and when this pandemic will disappear in our lives including our own problems. Our mental health are much affected from the difficult situations we are facing right now.
Mental health awareness is about bringing the public’s attention to the realities around mental health and letting everyone know that mental health affects everyone. Mental illness awareness is also typically highlighted by many organizations when focusing on mental health awareness.
What is Mental Health?
Learn about mental health as a piece of overall wellness and the early warning signs of mental health problems.
Most common mental conditions are:
Anxiety Disorders. are a set of related mental conditions that include: generalized anxiety disorder, panic disorder, obsessive-compulsive disorder (OCD), posttraumatic stress disorder (PTSD), social phobia, and simple phobias. Anxiety disorders are treated by a combination of psychiatric medications and psychotherapy.
Anxiety disorders are readily treated through a combination of psychotherapy and anti-anxiety medications. Many people who take medications for anxiety disorders can take them on an as-needed basis, for the specific situation causing the anxiety reaction.
These disorders, also called affective disorders, may involve:
- Feeling sad all the time
- Losing interest in important parts of life
- Fluctuating between extreme happiness and extreme sadness
The most common mood disorders are:
How to protect your mental health in a pandemic
Take A Break From The New Cycle
Obviously we rely on the news to let us know whether things have changed where we live, if quarantines have been put in place and if changes to the law in response to corona virus will affect our day to day lives.
What we don’t need to do, though, is it refreshing Twitter all day, seeking out more bad news to scare ourselves with.
Protect The People You Love By Protecting Yourself First
Recent coverage of coronavirus has focused on the assumption that young, healthy people will remain relatively unaffected. For those with underlying issues or those caring for elderly or sick loved ones, this assumption, while undoubtedly meant to be comforting, can feel dismissive and upsetting.
It’s important to remember the distinction between things which are out of your control and the productive ways you can actually help by remaining calm, positive and sensible.
Don’t (Panic) Buy into the Sensationalism
The Psychology behind buying all the hand sanitizer, soap, masks and gloves available to you is a flawed one to remain healthy as a society we need to make sure there is enough of these supplies to go around.
Put simply — if you’re washing your hands, but other people aren’t, then you’re still at risk. Putting your fate in other people’s hands in this way can be daunting, but it’s necessary to remain calm and not bunker down into a “me me me” mentality.
Stay Safe Out There!
Source: psychcentral.com // ms.phentalhealth.gov // mentalhealthmatters.ph