Mental health during Covid-19

Published on:

April 30, 2020

The COVID-19 epidemic is having far-reaching impacts on people around the globe. People are falling sick, which could lead to hospitalization if the illness becomes serious. Families are mourning the loss of loved ones who have died after contracting the virus. Those with a positive test result or who have been in contact with someone who tested positive are having to isolate or quarantine themselves for at least 14 days in their homes. Millions of people have missed paychecks or lost their jobs entirely due to the economic crisis caused by the pandemic. More than half of the world's population has been asked to stay at home and not meet up with friends and family or participate in social events.

All of these upheavals can have a profound effect on mental and psychological health. Whether people are feeling lonely due to confinement, stressed and anxious about providing for themselves and their families after losing their jobs, anxious about the future, mourning the loss of a loved one, or struggling in a situation of domestic abuse or unhealthy relationships, help is available. It is Counseling and other mental health services can make a positive difference in the lives of many who are struggling during this time.

Would you like help with mental or psychological health concerns but do not know where to start? Are you worried about not being able to afford services due to being underinsured or uninsured? IFSI is here to help. Fill out one of the forms below and someone from IFSI will contact you to learn about your specific needs and discuss options with you. The form is available in both English and Haitian Creole.

Assistance Request Form (English)

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