Quarantine has serious impact on mental health. Here's how to support yourself and others
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Quarantine and mental health
Limiting social contact is the best way to reduce the spread of the new virus. But this doesn't make the whole process easier.
Recent research found that quarantine is linked with post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD) symptoms, confusion, and anger, with some specialists suggesting these effects are long-lasting.
Fighting the confusion
It is crucial to have access to reliable, consistent information and updates so that people can understand what we know, what we don’t know and how we are trying to close this gap.
Public health and government services should provide detailed information about the symptoms of the new virus, its typical course, how many are being cared for at hospitals, and for how long.
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Stay informed by trusted sources
Facts will minimize your fear. There are two sources to use for managing fear in the new virus response: The World Health Organization and your national authority.
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Always return to yourself
Many consultants have headaches and nausea when they deal with stress and emotion. There are also times when there is nothing they can do, for example, provide beds, masks, and other needed supplies.
A psychological consultant advises that you should be aware of yourself, and distinguish which emotions are yours, which are the patients, and which are your empathy.
The effects of being isolated
Consider unexpected risks associated with the response to the outbreak, for example, poor mental health that is related to social isolation. Steps to take into account:
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The current global epidemic has transformed relationships, dating, and sex.
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The shortness of life
Lockdowns around the globe are giving rise to a new togetherness for some and amplifying friction and conflict for others.
The external global context makes you realize that life is short. So if someone is in a bad relationship, they're probably going to decide to leave while they still can. Or the total opposite, decide that they might as well get married and have kids.
Over the past few weeks, as many of us retreat inside, dalgona coffee has become an online global coffee trend.
Tutorials and posts are displaying the making of dalgona coffee, which ...
A new drink
Unlike a latte or a cappuccino, in which the froth comes from aerated milk, the fluffiness of dalgona coffee comes from the coffee and sugar itself.
Dalgona coffee was almost nonexistent until January 26 this year. A Korean YouTuber posted a clip where he uses a mixer to whip coffee, sugar, and water into a foam so thick it looks more like frosting or caramel pudding and then dollops it onto a glass of milk.
The coffee trend
Because people are called to stay indoors, and many cafes are closed during the outbreak, people are more open to trying out this drink at home.
The simplicity of the recipe makes it popular. Most people have sugar and instant coffee in their pantries. It is also fun to see everyone make their own version of a recipe and share their experiences.