People around the world are experiencing increased Mental health issues during this novel Covid-19 pandemic.
People around the world are experiencing increased Mental health issues during this novel Covid-19 pandemic. Employers and employees are currently facing uncertainty and the fear of the disease itself.
For today we shall cover anxiety further as one of the main psychological effects of the Covid-19 pandemic.
This is what we feel when we are worried, tense, or afraid particularly about things that are about to happen or which we think could happen in the future. Anxiety is a natural human response perceived as a threat. A good example is what we are experiencing right now with Covid-19. Anxiety can be experienced through our feelings, thoughts and physical sensations.
With all this in mind we are bound to develop anxiety and other related disorders such as substance abuse and other addictive behaviors that may be non-substance abuse related. When we feel under threat our bodies react by releasing certain hormones such as adrenaline and cortisol that usually hormones normalize our moods.
What we have faced over the past few months has caused mass distress which indicates that our emotions have hijacked our sense of reason and logic resulting in a treacherous lifestyle waiting for doomsday.
Each and every one should continue to pursue and follow their sense of purpose, passion or ambition that in turn brings food to their table. Let us be mindful and consume news sparingly without overloading our mind with all the updates. On the contrary information is key, how much of it we consume, is what matters.
We are not at the mercy of the corona virus; The great advantage we have is that the decisions we all make as governments, businesses, communities, families and individuals can influence the trajectory of this pandemic Dr Tedros Adhanom Dir. general WHO. Josephine Kinya (The writer is a consulting counseling psychologist/mediator)
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