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How Covid-19 has affected people Mental Health and Stress
by Leslie Rojas Gutierrez
Monday Nov 15th, 2021 10:02 PM
It talks about the pandemic COVID-19 and how adults and children are struggling with health health and stress due to covid.
Living in a pandemic has resulted in, more stress and mental health problems.COVID-19 has taken a big part of our lives from work to education and our social lives. People are continuously struggling with mental health and stress going on and businesses are struggling. A lot of the stress that is going on from financial issues with families. Stress and anxiety has led to higher and another thing is the suicidal rates as well. 41 percent of the adults have reported symptoms of anxiety and depression. Essential workers are having a harder time because people get frustrated with the shortage of workers. People want fast service and get help right away but there is a shortage of workers. Some people did not want to wear masks in places and did not want to follow rules. People get frustrated with wearing a mask and then customers are rude to the employees. That is another thing why people are not willing to work because customers are treating them badly. For example, I have worked all COVID-19 and I have had bad experiences with customers throwing things at me, yelling at me, and insulting me because they don't want to wait in line or having to wear a mask. Children are going through mental health and stress. Going from going to school and sports and being able to hang out and interact with family and friends. Children are at home and doing school and homework without interacting with anyone but the computer. Children start to develop anxiety and stress. When there is more than one child doing school at home, the parents have to stay home to be with the children and see if they need help. The children's schedules have all moved around and they don't know how to cope with the change that affects their sleeping habits and there are not many activities. For children that are into sports and what was something to distract them, they lost that and the parents are the ones that are struggling with keeping them busy.
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