Coping With Mental Health Issues During Covid-19
Updated: Aug 12, 2020
For the last month, the entire world has been under quarantine. People are losing their businesses, Jobs, and is unable to interact face to face with one another. This has lead to an increase in depression, anxiety, substance abuse and more. Here is something people can do to cope during this time.
1. Reach out to loved ones
Emotions need to be released. What is better than sharing how you feel with the people closest to you?
The family doesn't have to be people that are related by blood, merely those that fit the description of what we perceive family is. This includes being loving, caring and supportive. If you have anyone like that in your life whether it is a teacher, janitor or sports coach.
No matter how dark things look, There will always be people with these qualities waiting to assist you.
2. Eating Healthy
According to Eva Selhub, an expert on stress, resilience, and mind-body medicine states, "Serotonin is a neurotransmitter that helps regulate sleep and appetite, mediate moods, and inhibit pain. Since about 95% of your serotonin is produced
In your gastrointestinal tract, and your gastrointestinal tract is lined with a hundred million nerve cells, or neurons, it makes sense that the inner workings of your digestive
System don’t just help you digest food, but also guide your emotions". What we put into our body is crucial, We can consume things that have great benefits or consume things that are terrible and damaging to the body. According to Medical News Today, Selenium can improve your mood and reduce anxiety. Some foods that contain selenium are Oysters, roasted pork, eggs, whole wheat bread
and cooked salmon.
Doing a Hobby
Taking a Break from Mainstream Media
Let's face it, Mainstream media outlets aren't exactly going to put out positive messages.Constantly consuming negativity will result in feeling even worse about the Pandemic. It's good to unplug from all of it to keep your mind fresh and clear.