The chaos of healing: Risking mental health amid COVID19 in Pakistan

  • Sadaf Ahmed 1. Psychophysiology Research Lab, MAHQ Biological Research Centre, University of Karachi 2. Advance Educational Institute & Research Centre (AEIRC)
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In any natural disaster, burdens of fear, insecurity, and stigmatization are ubiquitous and may act as hurdles to proper health interventions. Based on an understanding gleaned from a historical point of view of the psychosocial effect of past viral epidemics, the development and implementation of mental health assessment, support, treatment, and services are vital and persuasive aims for the health response to the 2019-nCoV outbreak. COVID19 related Catastrophes vary in dimensions and scope but have affected single or multiple-family residences, districts, populations, regions, or the state as a whole. Virtual Mental health crisis intervention started helping communities mitigate the effects of the disaster and related loss by providing family, neighbourhood, and community preparedness and resilience.


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How to Cite
Ahmed, S. (2020). The chaos of healing: Risking mental health amid COVID19 in Pakistan. Annals of Psychophysiology, 7, 6-8.
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