The COVID-19 pandemic has proven itself to be a force to be reckoned with. Not only has it affected communities and economies, but it has also significantly taken a toll on the health of people and even taken the lives of thousands around the globe.
This dreaded virus has also forced us to stay indoors and isolate ourselves to minimize the risks of infection. And while it may be an effective strategy to flatten the curve and prevent the spread of the virus, it has, however, negatively affected the mental health of millions.
According to a provider of mental health care in California, staying indoors for long periods and being deprived of social interaction stir up feelings of isolation and cause immense amounts of stress, which is linked to a number of mental illnesses, including depression and anxiety disorders. Drastic changes to one’s routine are said to cause fear and paranoia as well. Also, a great number of people have reported to be experiencing psychological distress, anxiety, and even symptoms of depression amidst the pandemic, making this virus quite impactful to overall wellness.
So if you are struggling with your mental health during this pandemic, know that you are not alone and that mental health services designed to help and support are always accessible at Darling Psychology.
We also made Telehealth in Huntington Beach, California available to provide support, guidance, and consultations accessible even in the four corners of your home.