Sakarya University (SAU) Faculty of Medicine Department of Mental Health and Diseases Faculty Member Assoc. Dr. Esra Yazıcı stated that people experience different mental problems in the new type of coronavirus (Kovid-19) process, and the process teaches individuals that these problems can be coped with.
Stating that being able to cope with difficulties reduces the situation of panic and anxiety, but shows that the old days are also missed, Yazıcı noted that the increase in the number of cases increased the anxiety in people.
Yazıcı pointed out that it is going through a difficult period, “Our attitude towards difficulties; ‘How can I deal with difficulties?’ Consequently, I would suggest that people evaluate their situation in a realistic way, review what they can do to adapt to the best and fluent way, and think and act on the other with themselves. ” he spoke.
Stating that there are things that people can do personally and socially during the epidemic process and that it will be useful for the individual to evaluate their own reality, Yazıcı noted that those over the age of 65 and those with chronic diseases and those in the risky group should pay more attention to mask, distance and cleaning measures.
“The epidemic can impair mental health”
Stating that the feelings of epidemic, natural disaster, bankruptcy and mourning can impair the mental health of people, Yazıcı said, “People who are susceptible to mental illness, who have previously had a mental disorder or have a mental disorder in their family, children, young people, especially women, are a risk group. and they should consider seeking help in the face of symptoms that disrupt their daily and social lives. ” said.
Assoc. Dr. The Yazıcı advised to keep the channels of sports, exercise, art, productivity and communication open, saying, “Also, I especially recommend avoiding false information. One of the important factors in the deterioration of mental health in this period was conspiracy theories and misinformation from the beginning of the corona period. This information continued to circulate, and while people could access treatment, they could be delayed in applying for treatment, under the influence of this misinformation, under the influence of this misinformation. Now there are hesitations about the vaccine. Considering science and technology, I would suggest taking the right steps under the guidance of science and technology. ” used the expression.
Yazıcı, who recommends not to give up on healthy lifestyle and exercises, especially during the time of staying at home, says “How can I succeed in being good and healthy?” Despite changing environmental conditions. He advised him to give his own answers and take steps related to it.
Yazıcı, underlining that it would be beneficial to turn the process into a constructive experience, said, “For example, thinking about the other with yourself, might mean thinking about the tradesman. There are people who experience economic losses, at least they can be supported by the come-and-take service. In public and public areas, we can take measures to think about the other. We have to be careful. There were many who looked at the street animals when the restaurants were open, but now they are in the middle, we can support our friends on the street, it will be good for us. used the expressions.
Referring to the importance of doing good during the epidemic process, Yazıcı continued as follows:
“History has shown that people feel good not only when they heal their own wounds, but also when they are medicines for the wounds of others, and they can find healing themselves when they heal others. This process is not only to see our own needs, to recognize our own troubles, but to see the problems of others and support them It is a great time. At least it is useful to keep the communication channels open. This is necessary for both us and the other. “
The printer explains that one of the most constructive mechanisms in dealing with pain, boredom and stress is to help someone else, “As long as a person can help someone else, he / she can actually help himself / herself, healing. It is called altruism, it is a very constructive mechanism.” found the assessment.