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One America News Network 22 May 2020

Lockdowns and Mental Health


Lockdowns and Mental Health

Governments around the globe are asking people to put their lives on pause and stay at home to slow the spread of coronavirus. But as CGTN's Giles Gibson reports, these measures could also have a serious impact on people's mental health.
Pence and the Department of Veterans Affairs want Americans in need to know that help is available.
The there are major concerns about the impact of the pandemic on a child's mental health and well-being.
Italy's coronavirus death toll is the second highest in the world, and its lockdown is the strictest and longest in Europe.

Doctors say both things are creating a mental health emergency.

The BBC has been given access to a psychological support centre run by the Red Cross, where staff say they're overwhelmed by calls from people struggling.

Psychologists are warning that Italy is not equipped to deal with the crisis, and that the rest of Europe must prepare.

If you've been affected by a mental health issue, help and support is available. Visit Befrienders International for more information about support services in your country, or visit BBC Action Line.

Film by the BBC's Europe Correspondent Jean Mackenzie, produced by Sara Monetta, filmed and edited by Andy Smythe.

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