COVID-19’s Contribution to Anxiety & Depression

The previous year was very difficult for everyone, especially those who are prone to anxiety and depression.  The social isolation, uncertainty about employment, income, health and the health of Covid vulnerable people you love has posed a unique challenge for us all.

In addition to its staggering impact on physical well-being and mortality, COVID-19 is also taking an unprecedented toll on our mental health.

The youth is just as affected as everyone else. Many of them are already going through a lot at home and now are expected to be in isolation with their families. This pandemic has affected the daily lives of young people as they are having less motivation to partake in activities they usually enjoyed.

Their perception of the future has also been negatively affected, particularly in the case of their education. Schools have been closed for longer periods now and this has caused more anxiety and mental breakdowns.

Anxiety is one of the most common forms of mental illness. Anxiety can affect your health. If one is suffering from an anxiety disorder, it is suggests that you may run a higher risk of experiencing physical health problems as well. So when you manage your anxiety, you’re also taking care of your physical health.

Most people who seek treatment experience significant improvement and enjoy an improved quality of life. Make sure to attend therapy.

Whether you have everyday stress, everyday anxiety or an anxiety disorder you can learn important strategies to help you manage and move forward.

Exercising, good nutrition, adequate sleep, and trying to reduce stress all contribute to your well-being.