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16-03-2020, 20:52   #1
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Coronavirus and Mental Health

I have read some coverage on how the Coronavirus can effect your mental health. While the effects of the Coronavirus are devastating to countries (like Ireland) and individuals, I have not found that it has impacted my mental health. However, I do realize the impact it could potentially have on our mental health.

Fear and anxiety can be stressful and have a negative impact on our health. While, this blog is not an advice medium, I have found that talking about your worries to people you trust can be helpful in times like this. Voice your warranted and informed worries and fears with your family, friends, partners or those around you. I have found in the past that this has helped with my personal stress and anxieties.

I am not sure how helpful it is to scroll through social media articles and columns even though I am a culprit for this myself. We are being bombarded by news headlines on a daily basis as it is but there is a certain level of “fear-mongering” taking place on social media around the virus and I would avoid Facebook, Twitter, Instagram etc until the virus has run its course. Why not watch a movie instead – get the popcorn at the ready and sit back and let your mind take the focus off your anxieties around this devastating virus.

While, the virus has and continues to have serious effects on the world, just remember to keep yourself safe during this time for this too shall pass.

I have found the following articles useful in respect to mental health and the coronavirus: HSE website article on same. Thanks.
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17-03-2020, 14:20   #2
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Thank you for this thread it's a really good idea, that link you mentioned is great. https://www2.hse.ie/wellbeing/mental...-outbreak.html

I'm going to try and look at the news once a day and once a day only. I'm going to try to let our politicians worry about the worst case scenario and try to focus on what I can do in the present and that's it.

Some people are in the habit of thinking all worries are imaginary, all sources of fear are imaginary, and I think that makes them complacent sometimes. We will not do that, we will stay alert, we will do what is asked of us, but we must still be kind to ourselves while doing tthis.
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18-03-2020, 20:33   #3
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Here are some notes for clinical psychs from ACP UK. https://acpuk.org.uk/cp_guidance_covid-19/

Resources for psychiatrists. https://www.psychiatry.org/news-room...-psychiatrists

And easy read info if you're working with those with disabilities. https://drive.google.com/file/d/1u51...MyB3KjhY6/view

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Numbers to call https://www.hse.ie/eng/services/list...-covid-19.html

If anyone is curious, i am of course failing to limit the news to once a day but i am succeeding at limiting it

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I recently read an article on the Internet that during the lockdown, the number of cases of domestic violence increased. What do you think could lead to this?
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