Covid-19 has been causing havoc on the world since the early months of 2020. Unfortunately, there is no end in sight for this pandemic yet. With this being noted, there are many mental health concerns as the pandemic continues. Some people who have a mental health disorder are experiencing worsening symptoms.
There are people who are developing new issues, as well. The concerns are not just for one generation either. Mental health issues are affecting children, teenagers, young adults, older adults, and even senior citizens. If you are struggling with mental health issues due to the pandemic or for any other reason, don’t hesitate to reach out for help here at Harmony Oaks Recovery Center. We have treatments to help with anxiety, PTSD, depression, and other mental health conditions.
Early Childhood to Post-Secondary Mental Health Issues
As noted the mental health issues caused by the pandemic are spanning all generations. There are kids from daycares through 12th grade and even young adults that are developing or having worsening mental health symptoms. Some of the mental health concerns that are affecting kids and post-secondary adults include:
- Struggling with schoolwork
- Concentration and focus issues
- Young children feeling isolated
- High-stress levels for those who are in college
- Financial issues for people who can’t work, but need to afford tuition
- High levels of distress
- Behavioral issues for younger children due to high anxiety levels
These are not the only concerns for people in these age groups. However, it does give a fairly good idea as to the damage this pandemic is causing for children all the way through young adulthood. If you have children who are struggling, be sure to get them the treatment they need. If you are a young adult or teenager who is struggling with mental health issues or even addiction due to the pandemic, don’t hesitate to get into a treatment program to help work through these issues.
Vulnerability for Those on the Front Lines
There is one group of people who are being hit the hardest with mental health concerns due to the pandemic – the front-line workers. Yes, everyone else’s health matters just as much. However, the front-line workers (nurses, hospital janitors, doctors, nursing home providers, and other health care professionals) are struggling to keep their emotions in check and their mental health intact. Some of the mental health concerns for those who are more vulnerable due to being on the front lines include:
- Being overworked
- Stressed due to increased risk of getting Covid-19
- Juggling work and other responsibilities are nearly impossible
- PTSD due to watching people suffer and even die from Covid-19
- Having to be there for family members of those who are sick (while keeping their own family safe)
- Being away from their loved ones for an extended period of time
There are far too many concerns to list for the frontline workers. However, one thing is for certain – they are tired, fatigued, stressed, anxious, and not getting the breaks they need. Are you a frontline worker who needs help with any of these issues? Have you started drinking or using drugs to cope with these issues? If so, you are not alone. You can reach out to our team, here at Harmony Oaks Recovery Center, to get the help you need.
Treatment Options for Mental Health Conditions and Addictions
There are many more people who are struggling with mental health concerns and addictions than before the pandemic. Many people are feeling alone with their concerns. It is vital that you know you aren’t in this alone. It is also important to know there are many treatment options for conditions and addictions such as:
- Group therapy
- Individual therapy
- Nutritional therapy
- Co-occurring disorder treatment
- Cognitive-behavioral therapy
- Trauma recovery
If you need help to manage any type of mental health issue or addiction, don’t hesitate to reach out for help today. The sooner you get into a treatment program, the sooner you can learn coping skills to use throughout the pandemic.
Get Help for Mental Health Concerns as the Pandemic Continues
The Covid-19 pandemic doesn’t seem to be going away anytime soon. It is crucial that anyone who is struggling with these types of issues as a result of this pandemic or for any other reason get the help and support they need. There are many tools and resources that can help you with emotional management, reducing mental health symptoms, treating addiction, and supporting you with other conditions, as well. Contact us today, here at Harmony Oaks Recovery Center to get the help you need for mental health concerns as the pandemic continues.