British depressed Kate King, 57, says the current times are very difficult for people with psychological problems.
“Anxiety is a natural response to the situation we are living in – I have a slight level of anxiety all the time,” she says in a BBC statement. “Waves of this anxiety can engulf you as you follow the news, or as you think about your own and other people’s health.” Kate was able to find ways to adapt to this situation, by focusing on everyday coexistence.
“When I found myself unable to go out for a cup of coffee, I contacted my friends over the Internet, or sat with my daughter, and I also had a cup of coffee every morning,” she says. She added, “I try to enjoy what I do, moment to moment.” And she added, “Doing something like washing clothes will not give you room for anxiety.”
As for going out for a walk, it can cause some distress when you have to avoid getting close to people – and so things may get worse.
Doctors and psychologists cautioned against the “deep” effects of the Corona epidemic (Covid-19) on mental health today and in the future.
These researchers called for the use of smart phones to make real-time monitoring of the mental health of specific community groups, especially children and front-line workers in the health sector. Studies indicate that the public is affected by anxiety and isolation by the Coronavirus.
The UK mental health charity Mind, according to the BBC, reported that the public was actually suffering to reach the support they needed.
Experts called for implementing “instantaneous” mental health monitoring for the masses so that effective tools can be used to provide assistance to those in need in their homes.
“Increased social isolation, loneliness, anxiety, stress and financial insolvency are powerful storms sweeping people’s mental health,” said Rory O’Connor, a University of Glasgow researcher and one of the participants in a paper published in The Lancet Psychology journal.
O’Connor explained that unemployment is preparing its owner for stress and depression, so some people resort to alcohol and drug use and gambling, and unemployment may lead some to homelessness.
The researchers said the priority should be to monitor rates of anxiety, depression, self-harm, suicide and other self-inflicted diseases.