Psychological stress is defined as “a particular relationship between the person and the environment that is appraised by the person as taxing or exceeding his or her resources and endangering his or her well-being”. This issue will spark the ongoing situation of the Novel Corona Virus Outbreak and the Stress that it has been causing among us all. It’s a frightening time. We’re in the midst of a worldwide pandemic, with cities and even entire countries shutting down.
Some of us are in areas that have already been affected by a coronavirus. Others are bracing for what may come. And all of us are watching the headlines and wondering, “What is going to happen next?” Coronavirus Anxiety: Fear about the coronavirus has gripped the world. While nearly all cases have been in China, that has not stopped people in other countries from worrying. This new illness certainly is frightening and needs attention, but it’s important to note that far more people die from an illness that’s all too familiar — the seasonal flu.
Why are we so afraid of this novel coronavirus when we are much more likely to catch the flu? Our authors and editors’ perception of risk and human will explain why we worry about new risks more than familiar ones, how to calm our anxiety and what are the psychological effects of being quarantined. Taking care of your friends and your family can be a stress reliever, but it should be balanced with care for yourself. Try to help others cope with them as providing social support, can also make your community stronger.
During times of increased social distancing, people can still maintain social connections and care for their mental health. Virtual communication (like phones or video chats) can help you and your loved ones feel less lonely and isolated