Anxious About Going Out in Public?
Many have concerns and mixed feelings about returning to daily life.
As Society Reopens, Not Everyone is Ready
Reopening is causing me a lot of anxiety. Not because I’m not ready, but because I don’t feel we, as a society, are ready,” she says. “I’m anxious to get out, I wish I could, I just don’t feel comfortable. I don’t trust anyone else to tell me when it’s safe.”
A poll of more than 10,000 people found that 46% said they felt a sense of trauma from COVID-19, with 85% afraid to go to the store and 45% afraid to leave their house. The poll also found that 87% had not sought counseling.
COVID-19 and Mental Health: A Call to Action:
Many Indians entered the COVID-19 pandemic already feeling anxious or depressed. In 2018, about a third of adults said they were worried, nervous, or anxious about something every day, week, or month. Add a pandemic and uncertain future, and experts see a potential mental health crisis on the horizon.