I hope everyone take the time out to read this. The Coronavirus and Depression isn’t a pleasant topic but a necessary one. The Coronavirus is causing a historic rise in mental health problems. Suicide rates have been rising in the US in the past two decades. The highest rate reported since 1941. We don’t know the full impact of it on the mental health agenda yet but that shouldn’t keep us from looking out for those wavering under stress. There are so many factors abound today that can easily push one over the edge.
Just today: New coronavirus cases across the world jump by the most ever in a single day, WHO says. That isn’t good news.
I’ve heard of some trying to use this virus as a way to commit suicide. Is it true? I don’t know. I’m not a psychiatrist nor a mental health professional. But we should all bear in mind that suicidal people will use anything available.
Depression and the Coronavirus is creating a perfect storm due to depressions is one of the symptoms in some people. Some reported experiencing depression with the Coronavirus infection. Some infected people talks about suffering a deep black hole depression instead of the traditional fever, shortness of breath, and rash associated with the virus.
If anyone’s saying things like:
“I hope this virus take me.”
“If I die, then I die.”
“If it’s my time to go then, I guess I’ll catch it and die.”
“So what if I’m not wearing a mask. Everyone is going to die some day.”
Don’t dismiss it as their behavior as just being careless. They may be depressed. Keep a watch on them. They may not be suffering from normal depression. Seek professional help for them for they may not be able to seek it for themselves. If it’s turns out they are just a jerk who think they’re invincible, then that’s ok too. At least they are alive. It’s much better safe than something happen to them.
We can’t be too careful for this monster has so many different faces and symptoms that we never know which is going to rear it’s head.