In the early days of April, 45 percent of people were asked by the Kaiser Family Foundation and said that worry and stress about the COVID-19 negatively impacted their mental well-being. 1 in 5 said the coronavirus had taken a big toll on their mental health.  With over 20 years dedicated to treating kids and adults with brain tumors, Kevin Murphy, MD, knows the effect of this pandemic on our brain.

So, how does this pandemic impact our mental well-being? Stress is a natural as well as anticipated response to health issues; however, stress drastically boosts if the crisis is supreme in your lifetime and all and sundry is vulnerable. Although the source of pressure is obvious as it’s the pandemic defining what is behind our emotions assists people gain a thorough understanding of the problems. Then it is simpler to be tender with yourself and others if you are on the edge of emotional tolerance.

How the Pandemic Affects Mental Wellbeing

It doesn’t matter if you stress about yourself, coworkers, friends or family; there is no getting away from the threat of becoming inflicted with this virus. Ongoing fright is a sign of depression that negatively affects appetite, leading to sleep issues and considerably affecting the person’s ability to deal with daily life.  

Also, fear results in other sources of pressure as it fuels behavior such as hoarding groceries. If you think you have to hoard, surely you will encounter the frustration of not looking for the vital items you want at the grocery store.

Staying at your home must ease some of the fears of being inflicted by a virus; however, staying at home has its fallout. Social distancing divides you from the companionship and support of family members, and friends are very depressing and hard. Although you are at home with loved ones, the reality of isolation can trigger sadness, loneliness, and anxiety. Also, you may find that spending your time with loved ones all day and every day is stressful as well as makes challenges, regardless of how much you adore them.

If you are one of the many people out there who are not able to work, you are stressed about your resources or finances. Although you have money to depend on, the doubt of when you will get back to your work or if the job will be available are devastating stressors that add to mental health issues.

A lot of people out there have experienced or will experience deep grief due to the instant death of loved ones and friends. On the other hand, sorrow and heartache are a reaction to lose, meaning the pandemic might also cause sorrow over the loss of well-being as well as job.

There are simple and easy ways to lessen the effect of COVID-19 to our mental well-being, such as limiting the time of watching the news, keeping moving and doing your daily activities, keeping healthy and don’t afraid to seek help and assistance from the experts.

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