Mental illness during coronavirus



How do we determine what’s healthy and unhealthy when so many people are experiencing anxiety, depression, and trauma symptoms during the coronavirus outbreak (COVID-19)?

Timestamps:
0:23 – Typical reactions to coronavirus (COVID-19)
0:42 – Depression like symptoms during coronavirus (COVID-19)
1:20 – Anxiety like symptoms during coronavirus (COVID-19)
1:47 – Trauma like symptoms during coronavirus (COVID-19)
2:39 – OCD like symptoms during coronavirus (COVID-19)
4:02 – Generalized anxiety like symptoms during coronavirus (COVID-19)
5:31 – How we define what mental illness is
6:28 – Identifying who needs more help during coronavirus (COVID-19)

Learn more:
* They already had an anxiety disorder. Then the coronavirus pandemic hit:
* COVID-19 anxiety taking a toll? There’s a subreddit for that:
* How People In Support Groups Are Caring For Themselves During Coronavirus:
* Anxiety and depression likely to spike among Americans as coronavirus pandemic spreads:
* ‘Hope vs. hopelessness’ – navigating mental health diagnoses in the time of coronavirus:
* “This is going to compound your problems”: Coronavirus poses new challenge for many with mental illness:

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