Covid 19 and Mental health
Mental health in simple terms can refer to a state of being free of any mental illness, it’s the normal and proper functioning of the mind and mental faculties of an individual in the exact way it is meant to function. It can also refer to a state of well-being, where an individual realizes that he has within him enough abilities to cope with the challenges of life, overcome and even make a difference in the community. Mental health is not only about the absence of mental disorders or disabilities,it also includes looking after ongoing wellness and happiness. It is all about how people feel,think,behave and respond.
Common mental health disorders includes: anxiety disorders,mood disorders, schizophrenic disorders. There might be no way to accurately tell to what extent the covid19 pandemic has brought the manifestation of these disorders and others to the lives of people. Everyone has some risk of developing a mental health disorder irrespective of age,sex,income or ethnicity. A large number of people with mental health disorders have more than one condition at a time. A good mental health depends on a delicate balance of factors that maybe challenging to create at this time with Covid19 and it’s variant plaguing the world.