During the COVID-19 pandemic, and economic recession affects negatively impacting jobs, and then affecting mental health such as anxiety, stress, and depression.
The results showed that 27.8% of adults reported depression symptoms, in contrast with 8.5% before the pandemic. Increases were higher across the spectrum of depression severity, from mild (24.6% vs 16.2% before the pandemic) to severe (5.1% vs 0.7%).
Why is This? A lot of uncertainty in 2020 with the elections, and many people lost jobs or felt not safe at their jobs. I would say the third is because of changes that are happening in our world today such as agendas of equality. Fourth, is many people lost or had loved ones or close friends very sick, hospitalized due to the virus. People became fearful.
Women were more likely to have depression symptoms than men during the pandemic.
Another problem, there was food shortages, paper towel, toilet paper shortages. You could not see your doctor and could only have a telehealth appointment.
Then, some of the state would not allow people to go to church. Some could, but because of underlying issues, did not go to church in states allowed such as Texas. Then, some didn’t go, like Texas, churches didn’t have to wear masks and many people did catch the COVID-19 virus.
Thank goodness, many churches did video live their services, but it is not the same. But, it was not made for man to be alone. We are social people that need communication with others in person.
Also, many families didn’t visit during COVID-19. Many people separated and lonely – stuck in their homes away from their grandchildren.
Many people could not see loved ones in nursing homes or hospitals who were very ill. That brought a lot of anxiety to many folks.
Some of you may have suffered from some type of trauma in the past or in the present. Trauma is an open door that allows a spirit of fear to come in and set you up with anxiety.
All these above issues enhanced existing anxiety issues or brought them on because of extreme change in our culture.
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Jesus said in John 14:27 KJV
“27 Peace I leave with you, my peace I give unto you: not as the world giveth, give I unto you. Let not your heart be troubled, neither let it be afraid.”
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