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The Covid-19 pandemic has taken away so many lives and many businesses have also been brought to an end. The long-lasting lockdown period and lack of real-life social interactions have definitely taken a toll on our mental health as well.

According to a new study published in the medical journal The Lancet, there is a significant increase in the two major depressive disorders, depression and anxiety during the Covid-19 pandemic. The authors estimated that there is an additional 53.2 million depression cases and 76.2 additional anxiety disorder cases worldwide since before the pandemic.

The study provides a global insight into the burden of these illnesses by leveraging the best obtainable data from surveys around the world, both before and during the pandemic. It also suggests more aid programs targeted at alleviating the mental health of the population to be made available.

Although the study was unable to identify whether is the spike of cases directly related to Covid-19, it is apparent that more mechanisms to improve people’s mental health is crucially needed all over the world.

In Malaysia, there is also a rise in suicide cases and calls to mental health helplines during the pandemic. Not every one of us can adapt to the new norm, especially when those from low-income families are unable to make a living due to the prolonged lockdown and when the Covid-19 situation worsens.

Nevertheless, Malaysia, along with many other countries are seeing a ray of hope in rejuvenating the economy as well as the betterment in the Covid-19 situation. More businesses are now allowed to operate, and travelling in and outside of the country is also no longer restricted. There is also a plummet in new daily Covid-19 cases and deaths as more people are vaccinated.

Physical health and mental health are equally important. If you are experiencing any mental illnesses, do seek help or give yourself a breath of fresh air by taking a break. Contact the helplines here or your close family and friends for emotional support.

Also Read: Have M’sians Forgotten That Covid-19 Still Exists? The Crowds Seem To Think So

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