Mental health in Covid-19 seems to be at the bottom of the pile and needs to come to the top. Mental health has been made more apparent in Covid-19 and for many of us it’s on the back-burner.
As a child, I was continually stuck in my head and wasn’t aware I was dealing with mental health issues. That became evident when as an adult, I was taken out of my comfort zone, a situation arose that I thought I could handle, I panicked and very quickly it became apparent that I couldn’t.
We mentally stagnate and become mentally stuck, when mental health takes a knock. Even though our everyday routines don’t always change, not everyone recognises how they mentally or emotionally feel. As a child I didn’t thrive, and I didn’t make headway.
There was always an unforeseen force holding me back, stopping me from edging forward. Mentally I was stuck. That was my mental health. When we’re dealing with mental health issues, it’s easy for us to feel emotionally suck, to spiral down and think and feel nothing.
Now in Covid-19, the world is open and we’re still dealing with the virus, life has moved on, the old life is gone, and we’re left with a new normal, a new normal that doesn’t resemble our old lives. That can cause mental health issues.
Mental health isn’t something you think about, until it gives you something to think about. Addressing mental health helps you get back on track; it makes you feel better about yourself, your life, your experiences, which means you’re better equipped to cope.
External factors don’t drive change, we have to. We need to want to change; we must want to and be the change. Yes, we can change our mindset, we can make things happen, we can take control. I chose to make things happen I chose to write about my emotions. We can talk about it, we can become proactive and take control.
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