Post-traumatic stress, confusion, insomnia, anxiety, irritability… The problems that affect the mental health after months of confinement for the current crisis generated by the emergence of coronaviruses are not as visible as the cough or the fever, but its importance is not negligible.
And although in some countries we are entering a phase of desescalada, the psychological effects of this social isolation can be maintained even in the long term. And there are many celebs that have put their grain of sand to support the people who are going through worse in these moments.
The dukes of Sussex
“With everything that is happening, it is difficult to assimilate it all. Many of us can feel confusing. Or alone, anxious or frightened”, said the prince Harry and Meghan Markle in a statement from Instagram. “In isolation, some of us we may feel bored, or that we don’t know what to do without our usual routine. It is perfectly normal to feel any of these things. Our emotional wellbeing is challenged every day, whether we realize it or not, but our lives are often filled with distractions. Now we are all adjusting to this new normal and the feelings that accompany it”.
The singer revealed details about her own struggle for mental health during an episode of the program ‘Bright Minded’, of Miley Cyrus. Selena Gomez he explained that he realized that she was bipolar after going to “one of the best mental hospitals in the world.” And noted that the diagnosis helped her learn more about herself. After his confession, thousands of fans of the celeb felt grateful, not only because with their statements helped to de-stigmatize the disease, but also by the empathy that the suffering feel to it.
The duke and duchess of Cambridge
“The last few weeks have been very tense for everyone,” said the prince William and Kate Middleton in a joint statement via Twitter on the 29th of march. “We have to take the time to support each other and find ways to take care of our mental health. It’s great to see the professionals of this sector working alongside the NHS to help people to maintain their psychological well-being. If we join together and take simple steps each day, we can be better prepared for the tough times ahead”, they added.
The canadian singer shared five tips for overcoming the stress and the hard times in an article for ‘Time’ in April. Shawn Mendes first explained that it is important that the people “are allowed to feel”. Then he told his fans that made “10 deep breaths if you notice that the stress was overcoming” and “try to make video calls daily to their friends and family members to stay connected.” The artist also recommended meditation and exercise to improve mental health.
“For those who feel that your depression is getting worse by what is happening, I am at your side,” admitted the actress ‘Riverdale’ via Twitter. “What can we do to improve this? For me to listen to music and draw or paint it is reassuring”. The interpreter also adopted a puppy, and often communicates with his fans through the social networks. “I’ve learned to appreciate the people in my life who have supported me in the best and the worst.”
The actress, california, spoke about stress and mental health in the National Day of Awareness on the Stress, on the 16th of April. “These last few months have been hard for all of us and it is important to remember that we are not alone and that it is important to take the time needed to adopt healthy habits that make us feel good. We are all in this together. I want to”.