Covid-19 has brought about unprecedented suffering to an economy that was ailing. This has resulted in high numbers of depression and suicide being reportred countrywide. Massive layoffs and job losses have led to uncertainties on what the future holds.
Bread winners that are unable to provide for their families have to deal with fears of not being able to provide for their families or being kicked out by landlords due to rent arrears. This brings about a sense of hopelessness and low self esteem.
Ways of coping with COVID-19 stress
Engaging in physical activities such as jogging has been proved to have a calming effect on the brain.
Limit access to negative news.
Talk to a counselor or a close relative and confide in them.
Do something fun that you’ve always wanted to do.
Visit organisations that are meant to provide assistance.