Mental health affected due to corona virus:
Before beginning I would like to explain the meaning and importance of mental health.
Mental health refers to cognitive, behavioral, and emotional well-being. It is all about how people think, feel, and behave. People sometimes use the term “mental health” to mean the absence of a mental disorder.Mental health can affect daily living, relationships, and physical health.
In today’s world, still there are some parts where mental health is not given as much as importance is needed. People feel ashamed and embarrassed to talk about it which only makes it worse. People with mental health issues struggle a lot about coming out and accepting the fact that they are suffering from depression or stress. They will not always be sad and quiet as seen in movies or pictures portraying depression. People suffering knows well to hide their feelings and pretends to be okay and smile. Anyone can be a victim of depression, from a person laying in bed all the day to a party person who likes to go out. Its not always necessary that stressed person will be sad all the time crying in the corner.
Nowadays, it is getting very common because of corona virus outbreak and people have to stay in their homes and for a very long time without jobs and going out of the places has created a lot of stress in everybody’s life.
Staying in a house arrest for months can make a very sane person loose his mind. Then people already suffering from stress would have been in worse condition.
Economy has suffered a lot due to which people lost their jobs, small businesses are shut and there is no source of income for majority of people. Now in this case people having a huge amount of savings can survive but think about street vendors, startups, shop owners, rickshaw pullers, and hundreds of other businesses getting no income and having responsibility to feed the family. Imagine the stress and tensions coming with this. Now is the time when one’s mental health is easily affected and people have to pull themselves together.
Being in quarantine has affected a lot of minds in so many different ways. Everyone is dealing with their problems on daily basis and is worried about future which pulls them in a loop of worries and increases stress and anxiety and sometimes condition gets worse and some people choose to give up and have so many negative thoughts and due to fear of being judged and not treated right they do not share it with anybody and let their mind play the games and confined in their own negative thoughts and sadly some people can not bear it and choose to end their precious lives just like that. We everyday hear so many suicide cases due to stress and depression. We all are familiar with the case of Bollywood actor Sushant singh rajput who is said to have committed suicide due to depression and his friends and team members. Then days later people were so disturbed by this news 2 girls committed suicide because he did that. This is so sad and horrifying that we live among these people and still fails to help them.
As a society we all need to realize the importance of mental health and recognize the issue and do as much as we can from our sides to help people around us and be more real than making fake relations with everybody just for the sake of it.
First of all, one should be able to talk about there problems openly to at least some people ,their friends or family, for that people got to listen and create a healthy environment for them where they do not feel embarrassed to be in stress. It is okay to share and talk about it. Not to make a big deal out of it. Most importantly be a good listener.
If one is not getting improved and better results and is in intense situation, shrinks and psychologists are always there to talk you out of it.