The Impact of COVID-19 on Mental Health: Community Development and Psychological Interventions During a Crisis
Available Online 20 October 2020.
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- Covid-19, mental health, psychological intervention
- COVID-19 has become a global pandemic which has caused disruptions in all walks of life. It has impacted the health of societies both physically, through infected individuals and the health-care systems trying to support them, and economically, as government interventions slow down business (especially those involving contact). Underappreciated, however, is how the current pandemic can impact mental-health, which is often poorly understood and more significantly, means that interventions designed to help individuals cope with distress are not always effective. The pandemic has caused significant psychological distress, and can often be compounded by government attempts to prevent transmission, which can be interpreted a loss of freedom, control and autonomy. Therefore, this paper has two main goals, which are to describe the psychological impact of COVID-19 on mental health (including what cognitive factors play a role in heightening distress) and what policies can be implemented by governments and health organizations to provide the infrastructure and required mental-health staff to aid those who are struggling with the pandemic.
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TY - CONF AU - Matthew Cant PY - 2020 DA - 2020/10/20 TI - The Impact of COVID-19 on Mental Health: Community Development and Psychological Interventions During a Crisis BT - Proceedings of the International Conference on Community Development (ICCD 2020) PB - Atlantis Press SP - 421 EP - 425 SN - 2352-5398 UR - https://doi.org/10.2991/assehr.k.201017.093 DO - https://doi.org/10.2991/assehr.k.201017.093 ID - Cant2020 ER -