With the global epidemic of the coronavirus disease (COVID-19), the psychological problems that follow this pandemic have increasingly exacerbated the public health burden. Emerging research evaluating the impacts of COVID-19 on mental wellbeing has identified an increased prevalence of moderate to serious self-reported depressed and anxious symptomatology among the general public.
Reflecting on the widespread effects of health-related concerns and confusion. However, in order to understand the individualized disruption of lives and habits resulting from COVID-19 and its related psychological impacts, more research that investigates beyond the population level is needed.
The COVID-19 pandemic has put an unparalleled mental health burden on students by increasing academic stressors in a population with elevated pre-existing stress levels and a potentially reduced capacity to rely on traditional coping mechanisms – such as families who might experience increased distress themselves – urgently requiring further assessment and immediate intervention.
In view of this. Ensuring student’s and teacher’s mental wellbeing during the COVID-19 pandemic is a major challenge for the Department of Education ( DepED), Education Secretary Leonor Briones said on Monday as she reported a student’s suicide.
On the topic of these psychosocial problems that have arisen among K-12 learners so far, one case has been reported in which we can see the link to COVID. They say the child committed suicide because of COVID, “Briones said during the television-taped meeting with President Rodrigo Duterte in Filipino.
Briones said this inspired the DepEd by working with the Philippines Psychological Association to further improve their psychosocial support program. Justice Secretary Menardo Guevarra earlier requested support from the religious sector after receiving reports that suicides were alarmingly happening.
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