Coping with the Mental Health Effects of COVID-19

NIH is striving to combat the COVID-19 pandemic through a multifaceted approach, by supporting groundbreaking science and research and by promoting the health and safety of NIH staff. This includes ensuring the resources and support needed to manage stress and promote mental health are available. To support this effort, NIH presented this lecture on coping with the mental health effects of the COVID-19 pandemic by Dr. George Everly, Ph.D., followed by a conversation with NIH Director, Dr. Francis Collins. More information on mental health and coping with COVID-19 is available from the following federal agencies: CDC: Mental Health and Coping with COVID-19 (https://www.cdc.gov/coronavirus/2019-ncov/about/coping.html) CDC: Taking Care of Your Emotional Health (https://emergency.cdc.gov/coping/selfca re.asp) SAMHSA: Warning Signs and Risk Factors for Emotional Distress (https://www.samhsa.gov/find-help/disaster-distress-helpline/warning-signs-risk-factors) SAMHSA: Tips for Social Distancing, Quarantine and Isolation (https://www.samhsa.gov/sites/default/files/tips-social-distancing-quarantine-is olation-031620.pdf) SAMHSA: Fact Sheet: Coping With Stress During Infectious Disease Outbreaks (https://store.samhsa.gov/product/Coping-with-Stress-During-Infectious-Disease-Outbreaks/sma14-4885) SAMHSA: Fact Sheet: Talking with Children: Tips for Caregivers, Parents, and Teachers during Infectious Disease Outbreaks (https://store.samhsa.gov/product/Talking-With-Children-Tips-for-Care...
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Clin Pract Epidemiol Ment Health. 2021 Jul 12;17:52-60. doi: 10.2174/1745017902117010052. eCollection 2021.ABSTRACTThe outbreak of coronavirus disease (COVID-19) in December 2019 has led to massive lifestyle, economic, and health changes. The COVID-19 pandemic has had broad impacts on psychiatric patients, exacerbating symptoms such as psychosis, depression, and suicidal ideation. Therefore, we aimed to review the psychological impacts of COVID-19 on psychiatric patients and mental healthcare staff and provide practical guidance for medical staff and authorities. The main findings of this review included the impacts of COV...
Source: Clinical Practice and Epidemiology in Mental Health - Category: Psychiatry Authors: Source Type: research
This study aims to find the gender difference in Chinese international college students' mental health and substance abuse during the COVID-19 pandemic.Method: We conducted an online survey using PHQ-9, GAD-7, and several questions related to substance abuse frequency, self-injury, and suicidal thoughts, 535 male and 475 female Chinese international college students whose ages ranged from 18 to 23 years old (x = 20.19, SD = 1.50) were recruited during the epidemic. We utilized t-test and binary logistic regression in our study to find out the difference and statistical significance between substance abuse issues and mental...
Source: Frontiers in Psychiatry - Category: Psychiatry Source Type: research
Conclusion: Suicidal ideation and attempts are prevalent among students in rural China during the COVID-19 outbreak. Our findings also revealed the shared and unique factors for suicidal ideation and attempts among LBC and NLBC during the COVID-19 epidemic. With regard to the differences between LBC and NLBC, the use of maladaptive strategies and age might be vital factors for suicide prevention measures directed specifically toward LBC, whereas interventions sensitive to gender and perceived social economic status should be specifically designed for NLBC amid the COVID-19 pandemic.
Source: Frontiers in Psychiatry - Category: Psychiatry Source Type: research
Conclusions: During the COVID-19 outbreak, the major reported psychological distresses among Chinese teachers are anxiety, sleep disturbance and somatic symptoms. There were gender, age and school setting differences. Females, teachers over 45 years old and those who work at universities tend to be more vulnerable. Different teachers chose different interventions, mostly based on the severity of their symptoms.
Source: Frontiers in Psychiatry - Category: Psychiatry Source Type: research
Background: University students who are exposed to coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19) could be mentally distressed. We aimed to evaluate the pattern and risk factors of mental health and suicidal behavior among students who experienced long-term school closure due to the COVID-19 pandemic.Methods: This large-sample, cross-sectional, online survey was conducted from June 29, 2020, to July 18, 2020. Eleven thousand two hundred fifty four participants were recruited from 30 universities located in Wuhan, Hubei Province, China. The prevalence of symptoms of depression, anxiety, insomnia, and posttraumatic stress disorder (PTS...
Source: Frontiers in Psychiatry - Category: Psychiatry Source Type: research
We examined the relationship between the COVID-19 outbreak and suicide attempts in Ok...
Source: SafetyLit - Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Economics of Injury and Safety, PTSD, Injury Outcomes Source Type: news
CONCLUSIONS: The number and proportion of emergency dispatches related to suicide attempts increased in 2020 compared with the previous 2 years, especially among women and those aged 25-49 years. This increase may be partly explained by hardships such as economic losses or reduced social ties during the COVID-19 outbreak.PMID:34176855 | DOI:10.2188/jea.JE20210066
Source: Journal of Epidemiology - Category: Epidemiology Authors: Source Type: research
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