Staying Mentally Well During the Pandemic


Mental Health During Covid

Lillian Abell, Staff Writer

Mental Health During Covid

A lot of people are struggling to stay mentally healthy during the pandemic. Can we really blame them? I mean, there’s being stuck inside your home, the lack of social interaction, and an interrupted routine; not to mention the problems people are having with technology. A lot of habits of everyday life have changed – like, social distancing and wearing masks.  It’s a whole new world that we’ve been thrown into the middle of.

Mental health/physical health during Covid-19 is extremely important for the livelihood of society as well as for us as individuals. Unhappy and unhealthy people make for a bad functioning society. And, as we know, our mental health can affect the overall quality of your day-to-day life. It’s easy to become paranoid of catching the virus, trying to make online school operational, and keeping up with the new way of life.

Fun Fact: Your diet can even affect your mental health. Here are some foods that help with mental health.

  • Brazil nuts
  • Fatty fish
  • Eggs
  • Pumpkin seeds
  • Dark chocolate
  • Turmeric
  • Chamomile
  • Yogurt

Mental health is important in the way you act and treat other people. From an early age learning bad responses to stress can cause unpleasant habits. Even though in some cases you cannot see someone’s mentality, it can result in physical issues. People with depression are more likely to have a stroke, heart attack, and type 2 diabetes. It can also affect your ability to fight off chronic diseases.

Mental Health is something that should be embraced by everyone. Some people have a lot of bad days, which is completely normal. Lack of social interaction has taken its toll on people during this pandemic. Struggling with things like getting out of bed, cleaning your room, keeping up with hygiene, etc. Those are all examples of what bad mental health can cause.

Anxiety is becoming increasingly common among young people. Shaking, unable to focus, paranoia, insomnia, excessive worrying, and the list goes on and on. Having anxiety can affect how you see everyday activities like going to the store, ordering food, dealing with conflict, and doing things that involve a lot of interaction with strangers that we are uncomfortable with. Having anxiety makes it hard to do things that involve stepping outside of your comfort zone.

Remember that what you are going through is completely normal and that you are never alone. There will always be someone willing to listen to your problems or help you. Try to remember to do things like drink enough water, take care of yourself, and try your best. Reach out for help!