You Might Be More Prone To Depression & Anxiety After A Friend Or Relative Contracts Covid

It’s no surprise that the COVID-19 pandemic has had a tremendous impact on people’s mental health. Unfortunately, the effects of the pandemic can spread beyond just the person infected. According to a recent article in Forbes, the effects of COVID-19 can be felt in the form of depression and anxiety when a friend or relative contracts the virus. This is a frightening thought and one that we should all take seriously.

The article points to research that indicates that people who have experienced the loss of a loved one to COVID-19 are twice as likely to be diagnosed with depression and anxiety. It also suggests that those who have lost someone to the virus have higher levels of post-traumatic stress disorder. This is a heartbreaking reality, and one that we should all be aware of.

I think it is so important to be aware of the potential mental health effects of COVID-19 on those around us. It is important to check in with our friends and family and see how they are doing, even if there hasn’t been a confirmed case of COVID-19 in their circle. We must remain vigilant in ensuring that we are taking care of our mental health, and the mental health of those around us. No one

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The reality of the mental health effects that can come from the COVID-19 pandemic is truly frightening and something we must all be mindful of. Not only do we need to take care of our own mental health, but also those around us. Friends and family should be regularly checked in with, even if there hasn’t been a confirmed case of COVID-19 in their circle. Supporting each other during this difficult time is paramount to managing our collective mental wellness and ensuring that we all have a safe place to turn when facing difficult ideas or emotions.