EGAN: ‘They see the body count’ — coronavirus crisis causing widespread mental distress

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Discussion posted by: itzfitzhere

Nasty school strikes, burning rail blockades, nerve-wracking commutes on transit trains — how it all seems like the good old days. The little we knew. The global coronavirus pandemic has stopped us dead in our tracks and given rise to anxiety levels that are deep, broad and dug in. We’ve not coped with the likes of it in our lifetime: the schools closed, the shops shut, the long lines of the masked sick, the prime minister in a kind of prison. And it is taking its toll on our psychological wellbeing. A canvas of those who work in the mental health field has confirmed this: we are a jittery bunch, now suddenly alone at home with all our jitters, which are being fertilized daily by ever-worse breaking news.