The pandemic has been a traumatic event for many people. The fear of contracting the virus, the isolation and loneliness of lockdowns, and the grief of losing loved ones have taken a toll on our mental health. Even those who didn’t experience any of these stressors first-hand were still impacted by the collective trauma of the pandemic. The constant news coverage, social distancing, and isolation from loved ones all took a toll on our mental health.
While we’ve come a long way since those early days of the pandemic, the impact on mental health is still being felt. Even after the restrictions have lifted, the aftermath of the pandemic continues to be felt by many. It has affected our relationships, our work, and our overall sense of wellbeing.
As we moved into 2020, counselling services in Dublin saw a surge in demand. People were struggling to cope with the sudden changes brought about by the pandemic. The stress of adjusting to remote work, home schooling, and social distancing took a toll on our mental health. Many people experienced anxiety, depression, and other mental health issues for the first time in their lives.