Mental Health & COVID-19

Mental Health isn’t just about feeling depressed or suicidal, it’s a MASSIVE range of diseases, illnesses, thoughts, feelings and emotions #MentalHealthKills

It’s a global pandemic, that not enough people care about & it’s killing people DAILY 😔

Forms of Mental Health:

  • Depression
  • Anxiety
  • Dementia
  • Alzheimer’s
  • Post Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD)
  • Bi-Polar
  • Psychosis
  • Anorexia
  • Schizophrenia
  • Post Natal Depression (PND)
  • Obsessive Compulsive Disorder (OCD)
  • Alcohol/Substance Abuse
  • Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD)
  • Binge Eating Disorder
  • Bulimia
  • Eating Disorders
  • Insomnia
  • Borderline Personality Disorder
  • Munchausens Disease
  • Panic Disorder
  • Phobias
  • Seasonal Affective Disorder (SAD)
  • Self Harming
  • Suicidal Tendancies
  • Bereavement (Struggling After Loss)

Ever single person in the world knows somebody who is struggling with at least one of the above.

So, what effect does the Coronavirus pandemic have on somebody with Mental Health???

The COVID-19 pandemic has disrupted or halted critical mental health services in 93% of countries worldwide while the demand for mental health is increasing, according to a new WHO survey. The survey of 130 countries provides the first global data showing the devastating impact of COVID-19 on access to mental health services and underscores the urgent need for increased funding.

Bereavement, isolation, loss of income and fear are triggering mental health conditions or exacerbating existing ones. Many people may be facing increased levels of alcohol and drug use, insomnia, and anxiety.

Meanwhile, COVID-19 itself can lead to neurological and mental complications, such as delirium, agitation, and stroke. People with pre-existing mental, neurological or substance use disorders are also more vulnerable to SARS-CoV-2 infection ̶ they may stand a higher risk of severe outcomes and even death.

#mentalhealth #mentalhealthmatters #bekind #mentalhealthawareness #mentalhealthsupport #depression #anxiety #anxietyawareness #depressionawareness #coronavirus #covid19 #socialmedia #soshereforyou #nevergiveup #nhs

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