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Dealing with Stress during the Lockdown

Date: April 2020

For several weeks running, Ukrainians have been living and working under the lockdown conditions. The constant flood of news about the coronavirus rates and the uncertainty of own future pull the carpet from under many people. Now, at the times of the global COVID pandemic, the impact of stress on our daily lives becomes even more dangerous. In this period, we all must remember that the infection has more than just physical impact on us – we are also exposed to its psychological effects. Many of us may suffer from panic attacks, feel stress, anxiety, or have depressive reactions.

The charitable program “Walking to the Health Land” of United World Cultures Foundation has launched the campaign “Let’s Unite against the Coronavirus 2019-nCoV (COVID-19) and Walk to the Health Land”. We are working in full force and making sure every day that, in these lockdown conditions, children with disabilities, families at risk, children from rural areas can timely receive the help they need. Our task is to facilitate and enable parents to stay home with their kids and prevent the so-called social anxiety.

Children are also affected by stress today. In general, possible behavioural changes may include petulance, moodiness, and crying. Stress increases the severity of allergic reactions and inflammatory processes, which causes rash, pimples, itching and irritation.

If you can’t maintain the psychological stability on your own and your nervous system fails, it may be useful to take some medicines, first of all, over-the-counter ones.

The UWCF program “Walking to the Health Land” has handed over vitaminized sedative medicines SEDAVIT, for the total amount of UAH 48,960, donated by Arterium, to families from Zhytomyr City Children’s NGO Vse Robymo Sami (“We Do It All by Ourselves”).

Another tool that helps overcome anxiety is the so-called information hygiene. Try to limit the amount of information you consume and reduce the time you spend reading news on social media.

Stay calm and take care of yourself and your close ones!