Lahat ng publication ng Ralph Malana Jr . Iloilo City , Philippines
The Covid-19 Pandemic has took a toll on the lives of all people, and among those who are greatly affected are the youth. Staying at home everyday does not sound as relaxing as it is when you're doing the same thing everyday for months, with little or no social interaction, no proper exercise & body movements, etc. These negative impacts of the pandemic does not only affect the physical health of the youth, but there is also their mental health that's on the line.
On April 2020, the World Health Organization (WHO) published an e-book entitled “Doing What Matters in Times of Stress: An Illustrated Guide”, this book talks about different ways on how to cope up with stress during a pandemic that all people can surely do even without the help of others (self-help techniques). In connection with this, it can be really seen that mental health was greatly affected in this pandemic, alongside of course the physical health of the people. Many suicide cases arouse in the Philippines alone and most of the victims are the youth, since the start of the pandemic and up until now, but many people are still unaware and unknowledgeable about what mental health is and how it affects a person’s overall well-being.
The people, not only in the Philippines, but all over the world, should come to realize and be sensitive on the importance of one’s mental health for us to fully function as individuals, friends, and family in the society. Educating ourselves about these topics isn’t hard to do anymore since we now have easy access to the internet (e.g. WHO’s published book which is free to download on the internet).