Influences of the COVID-19 Pandemic on Mental Health


Dang Nguyen Anh

Abstract: The COVID-19 pandemic is continually having a profound impact on areas of social life and human health. The author examines the influences of the COVID-19 pandemic on mental health by analyzing some research results in the globe and assessing the situation in Vietnam. The analysis shows that minimizing the long-term and dangerous impacts of the COVID-19 pandemic on the trauma and mental health of people and health workers is a prioritized requirement to stabilize public health and society. The author proposes some solutions to limit the negative impact of the pandemic on mental health, especially when the society has to live together with COVID-19 in the ‘new normal’.
Keywords: COVID-19, pandemic, mental health, anxiety, stress, depression.