Sean Van Staden
Columnist
4 minute read
18 Apr 2020
9:16 am

A Better You: Coping with mental anguish

Sean Van Staden

Every person that is forced to stay home during lockdown is going through some form of internal stress, anxiety and even depression. If the situation worsens, we can expect these feeling to hit new levels.

Throughout history the world has gone through turmoil. Humans have had to endure world wars, natural disasters, political instability, genocide or even the Spanish pandemic flu in 1918 which was estimated in killing 20 to 50 million people and affected close to 500 million people. Countries have to protect themselves, hence the drastic lockdown measures in place because there are simply not enough beds, ventilators or doctors available to deal with a mass of patient and fatalities. Every person that is forced to stay home during lockdown is going through some form of internal stress, anxiety and even depression. If...