The crisis of Covid-19 has introduced a lot of uncertainty, and this pandemic may have prompted some to experience mental health issues for the first time. Aside from the already unnerving worry of mortality, factors like family violence, job loss, financial concerns, boredom, family tension, and isolation may all start to affect your mental health and emotional wellbeing.
Across the world, there’s been an increase in the number of calls to mental health hotlines. In Singapore alone, there have been more than 6,600 calls by the end of May since its launch in April. Over one-third of these calls were from people who required more support and were directed to counseling centres and specialised helplines.
We spoke to a counsellor and clinical psychologist and they shared their tips to help reduce stress and prioritise your mental health during this pandemic.