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We have said time and time again that the pandemic has been hard on everyone. But how does COVID affect your mental health? It has taken a huge toll on everyone who has had to self-quarantine, social distance, and suffer through COVID symptoms. 

There are huge mental health issues that come with surviving COVID. Studies show that there is a link between viral infections and mental health according to Columbia University Irving Medical Center. Going through the pandemic itself has proven to be mentally taxing on the population. 

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Mental Symptoms of COVID

COVID is shown to have mental symptoms as well as physical symptoms. The biggest mental strain COVID has on people is the stress of catching the virus. Many people struggle with feelings of anger, worry, and fear when they contract the virus. They also experience anxiety and depression, due to self quarantining. 

Overall Affect of the Pandemic

These issues are not restricted to only people who have COVID. The last two years have been difficult on the entire population; this is evident in the amount of anxiety, depression, and suicidal thoughts that have been reported over this last year. Having to deal with a constant quarantine, social distancing, and isolation has had a huge impact on the mental health of the population. 

How to Fight It

Regardless of the cause, mental illness is a serious issue that needs to be taken more seriously. Depression and anxiety are sicknesses just like any other physical illness. There are many ways to help fight mental health problems but they all revolve around seeking help. Establish daily routines that work for you, reach out to family and friends. 

Facilities like Pasadena Health Center offer mental health services. If you are struggling with feelings of loneliness, anxiety, and isolation because of the pandemic, don’t hesitate to reach out to us. It is our job to help others maintain their mental and physical health

Pasadena Health Center Can Help

Mental health needs to be a priority now, especially with the hit most people have taken due to the COVID-19 pandemic. If you need help with your mental health conditions, please reach out to Pasadena Health Center. 

Contact us for more information on mental health!