Sunday, July 25, 2021

mental health

WHO warns of ‘long-term’ Covid impact on mental health

The pandemic has shaken the world, WHO says.

Oil rig workers all at sea under weight of pandemic measures

Some have not seen their families for the better part of a year thanks to schedule disruptions and mandatory quarantine periods.

Unicef voices concern over child suicides in Malaysia

The UN agency says the Covid-19 pandemic and mitigation efforts such as lockdowns have had negative effects on the mental health of many.

Provisions for suicide prevention needed in lockdown plans

Never have Malaysians witnessed the despair of so many jobless, hungry and homeless people.

Pandemic stress could stick around for a long time, psychologists warn

Fear, anxiety and 'Covid-19 fatigue' all contribute to a decline in mental and emotional well-being.

Young people, women and singles at most risk of mental health problems during pandemic, study shows

The study also cites a drop in income and absolute household income levels as significant predictors of negative mental health.

Juggling work and studies invites psychological risks, experts warn

While some may do so out of necessity, the stress of working and studying at the same time could take a toll on physical and mental well-being.

Prolonged lockdowns, money issues behind rise in mental problems

Experts reiterate the importance of getting professional help in the wake of recent worrying findings on mental health in Malaysia.

Money matters weigh heaviest during MCO, survey shows

Respondents say financial activities are the most challenging, followed by social interaction, mental health and work.

Pandemic blues see more Malaysians turning to antidepressants

Experts speak of an increase in use of such drugs as Malaysians battle the mental effects of the pandemic as well.

The rise of self-harm among children during the pandemic

More must be done to help these children and to educate members of the community on mental health issues.

Court allows bid by Samy Vellu’s son to check dad’s mental health

The court also rejects the application by Meeriam Rosaline Edward Paul, who claims to be Samy Vellu's wife, to be an intervenor in the suit.

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