Published October 30, 2023 | Version v1
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Impact of Covid-19 on Mental Health


The worldwide mental health landscape has been significantly impacted by the COVID-19 epidemic, resulting in a complex and far-reaching effect. This position paper explores the intricate dynamics of the effect, situating it within the current framework of mental health difficulties. Before the epidemic, mental health inequities were prevalent, with stigma and insufficient resources impeding comprehensive support networks. The psychological toll of COVID-19 has been exacerbated by a combination of direct symptoms, such as health worry, bereavement, and loneliness, as well as indirect implications, including economic stress and disturbance of habits. Governments and organisations have implemented a variety of initiatives in response to the situation, including both urgent interventions like the provision of telehealth services, as well as long-term tactics such as the implementation of workplace mental health programmes and the allocation of financing for research purposes. Nevertheless, there are ongoing obstacles that continue to exist, including as discrepancies in access and the persistent social stigma associated with mental health. Key recommendations for a complete response include the prioritisation of mental health within public health plans, the implementation of destigmatization initiatives, the establishment of workplace mental health programmes, increased investment in research endeavours, and the fostering of community resilience. In the wake of the COVID-19 pandemic, the following ideas serve as a fundamental framework for constructing a mental health strategy that is both robust and compassionate. This approach aims to prioritise the mental well-being of individuals on a worldwide scale.

Keywords: Impact, Covid-19, Mental Health,

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