Exploring the mental health implications of COVID-19
With the current COVID-19 pandemic, there has been a substantial focus on the maintenance of the physical health of the population. Though understandable given the physical health repercussions of the infection, the mental health impact of this global crisis should also be prioritised through the mobilisation of resources and services. The emergence of previous outbreaks has increased awareness surrounding the importance of addressing the mental health concerns of healthcare workers and non-healthcare workers. It is of even greater significance to address them now, as COVID-19 has presented widespread challenges that are of longer duration than previous infections. This has left many individuals without their usual financial and emotional support systems. Early intervention and mitigation strategies are more essential than ever in order to prevent potential long-term mental health implications.
CommentsThe original article is available at http://www.rcsismj.com/ Part of the RCSIsmj collection: https://doi.org/10.25419/rcsi.c.6798453.v1
Published CitationParmar C. Exploring the mental health implications of COVID-19. RCSIsmj. 2021;14(1):82-86
- Undergraduate Research
PublisherRCSI University of Medicine and Health Sciences
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