Unemployment Due to Coronavirus Pandemic & Your Mental Health

Unemployment related stress is a serious mental health disturbance and when it happens during a pandemic situation like what we are experiencing now due to the COVID-19 pandemic. The global economy is badly affected by this pandemic. In this situation, it is very difficult to get back on track after a job loss. Dr Sagnik Mukherjee, the Best Psychiatrist in Kolkata helps you come out of your stress.

Unemployment and Mental Health

Unemployment creates mental problems like depression; anxiety creates other problems like suicide tendency, substance abuse, and violence.

Basic Necessity Crisis:  Unemployment reduces or completely stops income and it becomes difficult for anybody to manage basic needs like food, housing, treatments etc

Loss of purpose: The feeling of not contributing to the family or not contributing to society by any means can make any active people depressed.

Detached from Society: No work means no interaction with colleagues and pandemic brings social distancing means no friends, it amplifies our depression and pushes it to severe anxiety.

The non-availability of mental health boost: The most amount of energy goes for hunting bread and butter then the almost depleted energy goes for sanitizing and maintaining a high level of daily life hygiene. After that, there is no energy left for entertainment. It elevates the level of depression and pushes us to depend on alcohol or drugs. 

Finding a Cheap Lifestyle Choice: Few people reduce their requirements and few try to make it cheaper than usual and it makes them copy unhealthy choices like alcohol and drugs that destroys the healthy physical and mental stability.

How to Fight the Situation:

Apply for employment

Create a budget

Search for helpful resources like employment agencies

Further your education by taking online courses

Update your resume by adding more to it

Maintain social interaction digitally

Practice good self-care at home

Structure your day pr plan it

Eliminate unhealthy coping skills

Talk to a professional, book an appointment with a Kolkata Psychiatrist, Dr Sagnik MUkherjee.

There are many employment and financial resources that have become available during the coronavirus pandemic for individuals who have lost their jobs.

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Dr. Sagnik Mukherjee is a highly regarded psychiatrist in Kolkata, bringing over a decade of experience in mental health to his practice. With a medical degree from Chittaranjan Hospital and an MD in psychiatry, his expertise spans adult psychiatry, geriatric psychiatry, child psychiatry, depression, anxiety-related disorders, and relationship issues. He has built a strong professional foundation, having worked at esteemed institutions such as Chittaranjan Hospital, SVS Medical College & Hospital, KPC Medical College, and Iris Hospital. His clinic is known for its advanced technology and state-of-the-art infrastructure, providing personalised mental health care, including medication management, individual and group therapy, and specialised services for substance abuse and eating disorders. His holistic approach takes into account lifestyle, diet, environment, and family dynamics when creating effective treatment plans. Additionally, he’s a respected TV speaker on social issues and offers online consultations for patient convenience, making him a trusted figure in the field of psychiatry in Kolkata.