All this stuff about Covid-19 is a lot to take in. The Ministry of Health today (Apr 3) has just further ramped up safe distancing measures (aka circuit breakers). Meanwhile, there’s economic uncertainty looming, the panic buying happening, and, oh my goodness, did that person behind you just cough without a mask on?
The unprecedented coronavirus outbreak — and the never-before-seen influx of info on social media — has invariably taken a mental and emotional toll on people. How do you cope with all this stress, anxiety and paranoia surrounding Covid-19? How do you stay sane in all this madness?
8Days.sg spoke to Sylvie Lian, clinical psychologist at Psych Connect, who shares helpful tips on how to safeguard your mental well-being, and how to help your loved ones who may be struggling.
1/41/4Tips for those who find the deluge of information about the virus overwhelming
2/42/4If you know someone who's overthinking their morning sinus problems as something more, read this
3/43/4If isolation and reduced social interaction is getting to you, here are tips to help you cope
4/44/4When is it time to seek professional help?