Mental health issues during the pandemic

A key challenge of the pandemic is the increase in percentage of people developing mental health disorders. According to the recent survey of the women health magazine, 70% of people feel that there has been a deterioration in the state of their mental health. However many people are finding it difficult to reach out and seek help which could be as simple as seeing a family members that covid-19 has separated them from, because society believe that there is a priority list. “As long as covi-19 is around, your mental health is not an issue” is the conclusions of majority of the government decisions and acts as the pandemic continues. Young people are being ultimately confined to the four walls of their homes and yes this reduces the spread of the virus, however, there should be plans put in places for students to reduce the burden of both academics and the society. Many young people when asked claim that they are unable to speak out about their eating disorder, depression, OCD etc because society believes that they are too young to develop any sort of mental health disorders which is affecting the percentage of those developing disorders especially during the pandemic where mixing with other household is banned. I as a young student noticed a few months after the pandemic that my health both mentally and physically is deteriorating and it was hard to maintain a normal schedule. However, I had no one to share with because I was unable to see those that I felt could help me through it and the feeling of speaking to a counselor or a therapy made me feel like I was abnormal and so I realise that there are many young people out there like me hoping to receive help but can not

 

 

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