Lockdown related trauma

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With the start of the national lockdown, citizens have reportedly been dealing with copious amounts of anxiety, depression, loneliness and feelings of an overwhelming nature. The loss of income for some combined with the stresses of running a household and educating the children all at once has all had a major impact on our mental health and emotional well-being.

In this article, we will be discussing the effects of Covid-19 trauma, the signs and symptoms and how to deal with traumatic stress during the lockdown.
It is crystal clear that the current crisis is causing major stress for everyone, and for those with previously existing psychological illnesses, it may feel even more overwhelming at this point. When it comes to mental health, research has suggested that stress and trauma are triggers, for which we need to learn coping mechanisms. Some of the causes of lockdown stress are caused by the following.



The indefinite duration of the lockdown

Because we are all in the dark as to when the government will determine lifting the lockdown restrictions, we are faced with insecurity. The insecurity of not knowing if we will have jobs, food or good health has left many in stressful situations.

The fear of infection and the stigma thereof.

It’s only human to have justifiable fears of COVID contagion, after all, it is what keeps us alive. People who are more prone to Covid-19 such as people struggling with diabetes will be particularly fearful. Not only are people fearing the possibility of infection, but the infected individuals have to now also deal with the stigma that’s placed on them. All of this has compounding negative effects on our general mental health.

Jul 30, 2020

Coping with Lockdown related trauma

With the start of the national lockdown, citizens have reportedly been dealing with copious amounts of anxiety, depression, loneliness and feelings of an overwhelming nature. The […]