Mental Health Promotion - COVID-19
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The COVID-19 pandemic is a unique and unexpected health crisis that has disrupted the lives and regular routines of individuals across the entire community. Considering the level of attention and concern that is being paid to the COVID-19 pandemic world-wide, it is normal to feel stressed or anxious.
During this time, individuals across Windsor-Essex County are experiencing unfamiliar situations that can be difficult to cope with, such as the closure of public and social spaces, restrictions on social gatherings, and having to stay home and physically distant. The endless supply of information flowing through social media and other media networks can be overwhelming for people and may increase fears about the health and well-being of individuals, families, and communities. These conditions, among others, can cause people to experience challenges with their mental health, such as:
- Workplace or financial stress
- Marital or family stress
- Physical or social isolation
- Substance use
Now, more than ever, it is important for everyone to safeguard their mental health and wellbeing. Managing stress and mental wellness during the COVID-19 pandemic can be just as important as maintaining physical health. There are many steps that can be taken to manage and prevent stress and promote personal mental health and wellbeing during this time, as well as the mental health and wellness of others.