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The mental cost of the pandemic.

Phrases like “we’re experiencing unprecedented situations” and “we’re in uncharted waters” have become a daily reality for our lives in recent months.

Almost in every social interaction, regardless of age, there will be an exchange of opinions or a discussion about the new reality. Phrases, discussions, and the attempt to see things in a more positive way doesn’t mean that there isn’t fear or panic behind them.

No matter how much you resist the anxiety about this new situation, it will find a way to break out. It’s the time when psychosomatic symptoms start to “party”. Although you sleep for several hours, do you wake up more tired than ever? Actually, do you sleep? And if yes, how do you sleep? Do you enjoy your sleep, or can’t you stand the nightmares anymore, and the time for sleep is a black hour and a compulsive ordeal? A sudden pain in the throat accompanied by a panic “This is it! I caught it!”. Also, there’s the fear of being stigmatized now! “Everyone will know, and they’ll say that so-and-so caught the virus. How will anyone approach me again after this?”

At a time when people need social as well as physical contact more than ever, we’re forced to think ten times before making such a move.

And in the meantime! The only way to deal with and overcome your hidden fear and anxiety is simply to start accepting it. We all have our weaknesses, and it’s human to be afraid. After all, fear is often the “friend” that protects us from dangerous situations. Recognize your fear and accept it. Seek help from a mental health professional where you’ll work individually on what concerns you.

You’re not alone in feeling this way. So don’t stay alone!”

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