#COVID19 is already having a serious impact on people’s #MentalHealth

The 🌏🌎🌍 needs to urgently increase investment in services for mental health to prevent a massive increase in mental health conditions. 👉 http://bit.ly/2ArRK7W 
People are more distressed 🤯 due to immediate health impacts of #COVID19, including:

☹️Physical/social isolation
☹️Fear of contagion
🙁Loss of family members

This is what countries can do to safeguard the #MentalHealth of their citizens 👉 http://bit.ly/2ArRK7W 
Demand from frontline health-care workers 👨‍⚕️🏥👩‍⚕️ for psychological support is high.

Heavy workloads, life-or-death decisions, and risk of infection are sources of stress. #LetsTalk
During #COVID19, children & adolescents 👦👧 are facing emotional difficulties due to disruptions to daily routines, while women 👩 are also at risk of stress, particularly those juggling home-schooling & work.

Investment in #MentalHealth is needed now more than ever. #LetsTalk
Local communities can support & safeguard the #MentalHealth of older people 👴👵 during #COVID19 by:

✅Providing food parcels
✅Having regular phone check-ins with people living alone
✅Organizing online activities for intellectual and cognitive stimulation
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