Mental Health During the Pandemic


Victoria Defranca

Covid-19 has been a big part of the world since March of 2020. At first, it was thought of as a good few weeks of a relaxing vacation, with no school or work. Unfortunately, this “vacation” has never ended and has caused more harm than good. People have been getting physically sick and along with that, people’s mental health have been deteriorating. Not being able to see anybody outside of the immediate family, being worried for friends and loved ones, and not being able to leave the house without a mask and hand sanitizer can all take a mental toll on a person. The important thing to remember is that this virus will go away. Eventually, there will be a vaccine found and life will return to, mostly, normal. In order to stay mentally fit try some different ways of dealing with stress. Listening to music, going on walks, calling or facetiming friends and loved ones, getting a goodnight’s sleep, and eating and drinking regularly can all help with dealing with the stress and anxiety of Covid and online learning. It’s also good to keep a sort of schedule during the day in order to keep up a sense of normalcy. Do not be afraid to ask for help if your stress and anxiety continue, we are all in this together and want to all help one another.
SAMHSA’s National Helpline
1-800-662-HELP (4357) and TTY 1-800-487-4889
National Suicide Prevention Lifeline
1-800-273-TALK (8255) for English, 1-888-628-9454 for Spanish, or Lifeline Crisis Chat