As Covid-19 pandemic sweeps across the world, it has induced fear, worry and concern among many of us.
The main psychological impacts are increased level of stress and anxiety. Even though, measures like lockdown are introduced to mitigate the situation, its effects on many people’s usual activities, routines or livelihoods are disrupted. Thus, causing levels of loneliness, depression, harmful alcohol and drug use, or even self-harm or suicidal behaviour.
Today’s focus is on preserving mental wellness.
Dr. Joel Low, Director & Clinical Psychologist at The Mind Psychological Services & Training, shares his medical expert knowledge on the importance of preserving mental wellness and ways to cope with stress in a healthy way that will make us, our loved ones, and people we care about to be more resilient.
He also explains why taking care of ourselves is not selfish, and the signs to look out for to help others in distress.
Guest: Dr. Joel Low, Director & Clinical Psychologist at The Mind Psychological Services & Training
Host: Brian Fernandez