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The Hidden Crisis: Mental Health on Times of Covid-19

dc.contributor.authorAcademy of Science of South Africa (ASSAf)
dc.contributor.authorHeyns, Christof
dc.contributor.authorJewkes, Rachel
dc.contributor.authorLiebenberg, Sandra
dc.contributor.authorMbazira, Christopher
dc.identifier.citationPLEASE CITE AS FOLLOWS: Academy of Science of South Africa (ASSAf), (2021). The Hidden Crisis: Mental Health in Times of Covid-19, DOI
dc.descriptionProceedings Report of the Webinar in The Hidden Crisis: Mental Health on Times of Covid-19en_ZA
dc.description.abstractThe COVID-19 pandemic is most notably a physical health crisis, but it strongly affects mental health as well. Social isolation, job and financial losses, uncertainty about the real impact of the crisis, and fear for physical well-being affect the mental health of many people worldwide. These stressors can increase emotional distress and lead to depression and anxiety disorders. At the same time, there are enormous challenges on the health care side. People in need of mental health support have been increasingly confronted with limitations and interruptions of mental health services in many countries. In May 2020, the United Nations already warned that the COVID-19 pandemic has the seeds of a major mental health crisis if action is not taken. The panel discussed and analysed mental health in times of the COVID-19 pandemic with reference to South Africa, Nigeria, Germany and Spain.en_ZA
dc.description.sponsorshipAcademy of Science of South Africa (ASSAf) German National Academy of Sciences Leopoldina, Leopoldina, Germanyen_ZA
dc.publisherAcademy of Science of South Africa (ASSAf)en_ZA
dc.subjectCOVID-19, Mental health, Pandemic, Healthcare systems, Depression, Mental disorders, Webinar, SDG 3en_ZA
dc.titleThe Hidden Crisis: Mental Health on Times of Covid-19en_ZA
dc.typeProceedings Reporten_ZA, Christof [0000-0001-7650-1993]en_ZA, Rachel [0000-0002-4330-6267]en_ZA, Sandra [0000-0001-7432-2131]en_ZA, Christopher [0000-0001-6259-7576]en_ZA
assaf.peer-review.statusNon-Peer Revieweden_ZA

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