Mental Health Awareness Month During the COVID-19 Pandemic

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Mental Health Awareness Month arrived just in time. Here are some tips for handling your mental health during the COVID-19 pandemic.

Mental Health Awareness Month During the COVID-19 Pandemic

Mental Health Awareness Month 2020 has arrived, and its timing couldn’t be better. The world remains in the midst of the COVID-19 pandemic, and as the isolation and social distancing orders drag on, we need to be as vigilant about our mental health as we are about our physical health. Some important things to be aware of:

Watch for signs such as these in you or your loved ones:

  • Irritability, anger
  • Sleeping too much or too little
  • Physical symptoms such as fatigue, nausea, vomiting, digestive discomfort, shakiness, aches and pains, chest pains or heart palpitations, headaches
  • Persistent negative thoughts that are hard to shake

If you notice depression symptoms or anxiety symptoms like these, call your healthcare provider to see about a phone consultation. Online mental health therapy is also available from many sources. Links at the bottom of this article will direct you to resources.

Be aware, too, that despite the current coronavirus restrictions, you can do things every day to nurture your mental health. Try things like:

  • Setting aside every day to do fun, relaxing activities with loved ones
  • Ensure that everyone in your home has time to themselves every day
  • Step outside for fresh air several times per day
  • Exercise with videos inside or go for a walk or run outside

Many things are out of our control, but our reactions and little actions in our own world are still in our control.

Ways to Manage Your Mental Health During COVID-19

To get more tips on managing your mental health during the COVID-19 pandemic, watch this video and read the articles below.

Related Articles Dealing with Mental Health Awareness Month, Mental Health Resources

Your Thoughts

Today's Question: What would you like people to be aware of regarding your mental health during the COVID-19 pandemic? We invite you to participate by sharing your thoughts, experiences, and knowledge on the HealthyPlace Facebook page.

From the HealthyPlace Mental Health Blogs

On all our blogs, your comments and observations are welcomed.

Feel free to share your thoughts and comments at the bottom of any blog post. And visit the mental health blogs homepage for the latest posts.


Most Popular HealthyPlace Articles Shared by Facebook Fans

Here are the top 3 mental health articles HealthyPlace Facebook fans are recommending you read:

  1. How to 'Prove' Your Depression to Others
  2. Missing Out on Life Because of Verbal Abuse
  3. Answer the Miracle Question to Overcome Your Anxiety

If you're not already, I hope you'll join us/like us on Facebook too. There are a lot of wonderful, supportive people there.


Mental Health Quote

"Never be ashamed of what you feel. You have the right to feel any emotion that you want and to do what makes you happy."

Read more borderline quotes.


That's it for now. If you know of anyone who can benefit from this newsletter or the site, I hope you'll pass this onto them. You can also share the newsletter on any social network (like facebook or stumbleupon) you belong to by clicking the links below. For updates throughout the week, follow HealthyPlace on Twitter or become a fan of HealthyPlace on Facebook. Also, check out HealthyPlace on Instagram, YouTube and Pinterest, where you can share your mental health pins on our Share Your Mental Health Experiences board.

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APA Reference
(2020, May 5). Mental Health Awareness Month During the COVID-19 Pandemic, HealthyPlace. Retrieved on 2024, July 15 from

Last Updated: May 5, 2020

Medically reviewed by Harry Croft, MD

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