This is a guest post, written by Boris Mackey, Community Outreach Manager at Rehab 4 Addiction.
In the past hundred years, we have not experienced a virus this devastating. Millions of people have been sick with COVID-19, and many have lost their lives. With the high emotions everyone is experiencing during this lockdown, it is essential that we take a look at our mental health. If you are someone who is experiencing financial issues or the lack of social outings, then you might need to take a look at your mental state. Mental problems are usually an outcome of traumatic experiences, and this pandemic has not helped.
As humans, we need to be social, and we need to have a stable amount of income coming in every month. Since COVID-19 has put us in lockdown and made us lose our jobs, it’s more likely that many people are experiencing mental issues. If you feel like you are having mental problems, or you are not as happy as you used to be, then we recommend you take care of your mental state first. Please take the right steps to mental wellbeing by doing things which put you in a good mood, whether it be positive journaling or spending more time with your family.
Your wellbeing is not only important to you, but it’s also important to others around you. If you are always stressed, then you are causing your family members or loved ones to experience the same. Do the right thing, and take care of your mental health, take the first step to cognitive well-being and happiness. Click here for an infographic by Rehab 4 Addiction outlining how to do just that.