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How can I help others during coronavirus / COVID-19? Show more Show less

The coronavirus / COVID-19 pandemic will impact people in deeply asymmetric ways. While many people have access to healthcare, robust immune systems and the ability to pay for, transport and store stockpiles of groceries, many others are not as lucky. How can those better able to cope help those more vulnerable?

Look after yourself Show more Show less

Charity begins at home: make sure you have your own bases covered before going out to help others.
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Look after your mental health

Living mostly in self-isolation can severely damage your mental health. Ensure you're looking after yourself not only physically, but mentally.
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Spending time in isolation can have a significant effect on your mental health.[1] Some of the mental health risks associated with loneliness and isolation may include depression, anxiety, schizophrenia, suicide, dementia, and Alzheimer’s disease, etc. While conditions of lockdown and isolation obviously represent a huge disruption to daily life, there are things you can do to ensure you stay as mentally healthy as possible - check out our maps on way to do so here.[2] Additionally, reaching out to loved ones, friends, and those in need takes many forms today. With multiple platforms to choose from, people can connect via: mail, phone, text, email, social media, and video chat platforms, etc. Also, there are some signs and symptoms for determining people's mental conditions. These signs and symptoms may include feelings of depression and anxiety, aggressive behavior, passive attitude, poor sleep quality, cognitive decline, altered memory, and poor self-care or self-neglect, etc. Thus, take care of oneself and pay more attention to mental health.

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  1. https://parlia.com/c/ghBqKmkvkKsTLgWVHCBGnkGmb/is-spending-time-quarantined-bad-for-your-mental-health
  2. https://parlia.com/c/dbCNJTsCCTXTrNLwvDrdJHdMz/how-can-we-stay-mentally-healthy-in-quarantine

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