Mental health in Victoria is a lot harder now that we are in this second lockdown. We are not in this all together. We are all going different places and that’s hard for most people to cope with.
Victoria is the only state with the hardest of restrictions and that is tough for both businesses and individuals.
A recent article says that 100 more people have lost their lives due to mental health issues during the Coronavirus crisis. Last Thursday it was announced that we are in a recession with people on Jobseeker to be hardest hit by this pandemic. Work will be hard to find even after the pandemic. Now we have stage four which is the harshest lockdown ever. We cannot exercise for more than one hour a day and we can only leave the house once.
Mirage News said that about 300000 Young Victorians sought help online from Reachout.com and other services ever since the start of the pandemic.
What we should be doing to combat mental health issues?
- Look out for each other. Check-in from time to time to see how that person is doing. This can be done online or over the phone.
- Keep up with the exercise. Just because you’re in lockdown there is no excuse.
- Do yoga on most days of the week
- If you have joined a gym pre-pandemic why not see what they are doing for their members.