WHO: Pandemic will have long term impact on mental health

WHO: Pandemic will have long term impact on mental health

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Islam News – The mental health impact of the pandemic will be “long-term and far-reaching”, the World Health Organization has said, as experts and leaders called for action on Covid-linked anxiety and stress.

“Everyone is affected in one way or another,” the WHO said in a statement at the start of a two-day meeting in Athens with health ministers from dozens of countries.

It said “anxieties around virus transmission, the psychological impact of lockdowns and self-isolation” had contributed to a mental health crisis, along with stresses linked to unemployment, financial worries and social alienation.