“Isolation, fear, confusion, and economic instability all cause or may be the cause of a psychological crisis,” said Devora Kestel, director of the World Health Organization mental health department.
During the presentation of a report and presentation of a United Nations guideline on Covid-19 and mental health, Kestel suggested increasing the number and severity of mental illnesses and called on governments to place this matter “at the center and center” of their pandemic plans.
“The mental health and well-being of entire societies have been severely affected by this crisis, which is a priority that must be urgently addressed,” she told reporters.
The report highlights several groups and sectors of society that are at risk of psychological problems, and include children and youth separated from their friends and schools, as well as health-care workers who are witnessing the infection and death of thousands of coronaviruses.
Already emerging studies and statistics show the influence of Covid-19 on mental and mental health globally. Psychologists say children suffer from anxiety, and depression and stress have increased in several countries.
Domestic violence is increasing, and health workers are talking about the increasing need for psychological support.