Coronavirus: Lockdown's heavy toll on Italy's mental health - BBC News. What started as a physical health emergency is morphing into a psychological one:
From BBC: "Italy’s coronavirus death toll is the second highest in the world, and its lockdown is the strictest and longest in Europe.Doctors say both things are creating a mental health emergency. The BBC has been given access to a psychological support centre run by the Red Cross, where staff say they’re overwhelmed by calls from people struggling. Psychologists are warning that Italy is not equipped to deal with the crisis, and that the rest of Europe must prepare. If you've been affected by a mental health issue, help and support is available. Visit Befrienders International for more information about support services in your country, or visit BBC Action Line. Film by the BBC’s Europe Correspondent Jean Mackenzie, produced by Sara Monetta, filmed and edited by Andy Smythe."
Psychiatrist Jud Brewer offers helpful tips how to deal with the multiple negative emotions surrounding the COVID-19 pandemic: How to Break the Coronavirus Anxiety Cycle
Not a bad summary of the current COVID-19 quarantine situation by the Rolling Stones:
"ALWAYS HAD THE FEELING
IT WOULD ALL COME TUMBLING DOWN
LIFE WAS SO BEAUTIFUL
THEN WE ALL GOT LOCKED DOWN
IT ISN’T ANY FUN
IF I WANT A PARTY
IT’S A PARTY OF ONE
PLEASE LET THIS BE OVER
NOT STUCK IN A WORLD WITHOUT END"
The song was recorded in 2019, before the COVID-19 pandemic.