emotional Since the first case of novel coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID19) was diagnosed in December 2019, it has swept across the world and galvanized global action and emotional economy. This has brought unprecedented efforts to institute the practice of physical distancing (called in most cases social distancing) in countries all over the world, resulting in changes in national behavioral patterns and shutdown of the usual day to day functioning.
While these steps may emotional be critical to mitigating the spread of the disease, they will undoubtedly have consequences for mental health and well being in both the short and long term. These consequences are of sufficient importance that immediate efforts should be focused on prevention and direct intervention we need to address the impact of the outbreak on individual and emotional population-level mental health.
The loss of lives, the fear of the virus, and the claustrophobia from being indoors is bound to leave an impact. Especially affecting who suffers from anxiety, depression, and other mental issues. And those who have been in front lines. however, there is a term for this known as collective trauma.
“ A collective trauma is a traumatic psychological effect shared by a group of people. A recollection of terrible events that happened to a group of people.”
It is similar to what we know as post-traumatic stress, the emotional recovery from a pandemic will leave us with fear, depression and heightened moments of emotional tension. The pandemic has also kept us a dual effect on the people as the emotional urge to unite has increased, the feeling of closeness and belongingness has helped to raise the hope and the fighting spirit working towards a better tomorrow that has kept all of us going.