Mental health is a major concern that should be taken seriously and discussed by experts to help victims trying to deal with mental illnesses as a result of covid-19.
Following the outbreak of the global Covid-19 pandemic , many cases of mental instability are being reported by pyschiatrics all over the world .
The numbers of people being affected by the pandemic is increasing daily .The current number of people affected by the virus is 17,727,75 ,according to the results of worldometers .
Recently the UN secretary General Antonio Guteress expressed his grief concerning mental health “unless we act now to address the mental health needs associated with the pandemic,there will be enormous long term consequences for families,communities and societies”.
This means that almost every sector of the economy worldwide has been affected in one way or another, reducing the number of business activities carried out per day.
The disease brought about heavy precautions such as reduced or no movement at all in many parts of the world that have made so many people lose their jobs hence so many families are really struggling to put food on their table or they don’t find something to feed their families.
According to President Uhuru Kenyatta, development of any nation is wholly dependent on the wellness of its people.
Many people are struggling to deal with stress and depression as they try to cope with the economic instability in their regions.
Cases are being reported in the media of how people are dying by suicide and homicides. This shows that there is need on giving people knowledge on how to control their mental health .
Creating awareness will reduce the hopeless state that many citizens are going through.
Research shows that mental health has led to family break ups and divorce hence many children ending up to be homeless , family violence as many children are being sexually and physically harassed by their parents, stigmatization of patients testing positive of corona virus and recently pregnancy cases have increased as teenage girls claim to indulge into sexual behaviors due to hard economic times.
The health experts are calling on all religious leaders,family members and the media to help in giving people the right knowledge about mental illness.
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