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My mental health during quarantine and how do I cope.

Updated: Apr 16

Here we will discuss ways we can manage our mental health during quarantine season and what are the different we can manage through various activities and recreations.

Let us start with the general symptoms to identify if you are indeed experiencing mental health issues or crisis. Here goes:

  • emotional disturbance

  • depression

  • stress

  • low mood

  • irritability

  • insomnia

  • post-traumatic stress symptoms

  • anger,

  • emotional exhaustion.

  • Low mood

  • irritability

Other known symptoms:

  • Fear and worry about your own health

  • Changes in sleep or eating patterns

  • Difficulty sleeping or concentrating

  • Worsening of chronic health problems

  • Increased use of alcohol, tobacco, or other drugs

Who is psychological most at risk?

  • 16-24 years old

  • Women

  • Have a history of psychiatric illness

  • Have one child (as opposed to having none or more than one)

  • Healthcare workers

What we can do:

  • Create a routine 

  • Break up your day 

  • Take care of your body 

  • Stay connected 

  • Limit media intake 

  • Prepare medical supplies 

  • Fight boredom 

  • Avoid burnout 

  • Focus on the positives 

  • Take one day at a time 

What more can we really do:

  • Acknowledge what’s happening, and that it’s stressful

  • Do benefit finding.

  • Try breathing exercises.

  • Be kind.

  • Share something good.

  • Change your expectations

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