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.