After eight months the world is battling an unprecedented pandemic, which is triggering another mental health crisis has forced many to remain silent and not seek treatment.
And now, the situation is only getting worse.
The Director-General of the World Health Organization (WHO)
Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus told that the COVID-19 pandemic has affected the mental health of millions of people. And he also said that only relatively few people have access to quality mental health services.
From the study also found that the lack of social interaction has had a profound effect on mental health.
Tedros said, “It was already a neglected health issue globally. Because close to one billion people living with a mental disorder, especially in low- and middle-income countries.”
From a study that published in The Journal of Gerontology revealed the pandemic was associated with mental health, especially for many older adults.
Not only that, the study also revealed more than 75 per cent of people with mental, neurological and substance use disorders receive no treatment for their condition at all