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As the Covid 19 has impact to every one of us, including children or elder physically and mentally. And we need to focus to response to the situation is draw power of strength and cooperation in individual, family and community.
At a press briefing held on March 26th by Dr. Kluge, WHO Regional Director for Europe together with Dr. Aiysha Malik, Technical Officer, Department of Mental Health and Substance Abuse, WHO Headquarter and Dr Dorit Nitzan, Acting Director of Emergencies, WHO/Europe answered mental health related question under Covid 19 context. They have offered tools and technique to address. First, this anxiety and fears need to be recognized, cannot ignore. The understanding in individual, community and government are needed
What could the impact of the COVID-19 crisis be on children’s mental health?
Children also have impact of tis Covid9 not differently from adult. They are experiencing fear and anxiety. And these measurement to response Covid 19 also make many changes in their lives. The simple strategy to support their mental health and psychological is to love, pay attention and be honest to them. And being model to response to this crisis. Also, parents need to be able to manage their own stress. Mental health and psychological suppot service also need to be available as well.
What is the psychological impact on this disease on the elderly?
The elderly or those with underlying health condition having been identified as more vulnerable to Covid-19. The mental health and psychological of these group can be extremely frightening and very fear. Also, including anxiety, stress and anger. As this older people may be experiencing cognitive decline or already social isolated. Supporting of their career, undertaking physical activity and supporting their routine life are the way to support their mental health. Once again, the mental health and psychosocial support service are needed in area.[/vc_column_text][/vc_column][/vc_row]