My uncle’s depression

My 50-year-old Uncle who has been on treatment for depression for some years now recently had a relapse during the lockdown caused by the Pandemic. Although he is now getting better, kindly advise me on how he can cope during this Pandemic.

Dauda (by E Mail)

 

Even for those who don’t have any mental health challenges, these are stressful times due to COVID-19. We are all facing the fears and anxiety of what’s next. People are losing friends and family members, and we are hearing more about the roles health disparities are playing in the high rates of COVID-19 infections in communities of color. In addition to fears of contracting the virus, we are dealing with the economic instability it has caused. Meditation, faith, and prayer are all important at times like these. Just because we can’t go to a service right now doesn’t mean that we can’t worship online. Finally, encourage him to practice physical distancing, also referred to as social distancing, and wear a mask, if you are going to be around other people.

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