The effects this pandemic has on our mental health | Be kind to your Mind!

COVID-19 pandemic and lockdown has brought about a sense of fear and anxiety around the globe. 

This phenomenon has led to short term as well as long term psychosocial and mental health implications for children and adolescents. 

The lockdown applied to three main areas: physical movement out of the home, social distancing when outside the home, and restricted availability of most public services while sparing essential services. 

There is a drastic alteration in the daily routine, with many people stranded in rental apartments, without work and far from home.

Academic work ground has come to a halt, with auxiliary staff like cleaners, security guards and gardeners suddenly are being thrown out of their contractual work. 

Earlier studies have shown that this sudden loss of employment, along with financial stress or even distress, could enhance the psychological impact on the working community, shown by symptoms of increased aggressiveness and post-traumatic stress.

We all need to be there for each other in whatever way we can. We need to take care of people around us. 

We need to open our hearts and stand for each other in these tough times.