The unexpected spreading out of the Corona Virus throughout the whole world has given birth to too many unprecedented issues. The impacts of the virus on human health are discussed widely as it is the immediate receiver of its impacts. Along with all the physical issues, the virus has attributed a lot to the mental health of people. The researchers and the medical specialists are so busy with the visible effects of this virus that they mostly ignore its collateral damages to people’s mental health. This article is an empirical study to explore the effects of the pandemic on people’s mental health.

Pandemic, physical distance, and mental distortion

Covid-19 has unsettled the long-existing human lifestyle. People have to stay home for the whole week or more to meet the demand of maintaining the required distance from others which is considered one of the best ways to avoid the virus. They are compelled to be away from their everyday connectivity with others with whom they are linked in different ways. The regular life is largely affected because of this cut of communication with others. It has brought a catastrophic change to their regular thinking. The eventual effect is that their conventional thoughts are disrupted because of their imposed segregation from their former life. Thus, they become mentally distorted.

Pandemic, access to information, and their effects

Because of the access to information about the effects of the pandemic in different countries of the world, people receive a relentless supply of death news and the number of affected people. This excessive access to information brings the inevitable fear of death. This anxiety about death affects their mental conditions. They live with the fear of death. Sometimes, it becomes severe for them which creates neurotic issues. As a consequence, many aged people suffer from cardiovascular issues. Thus mental irregularity leads many people to death.

Pandemic, time management, and mental irregularities

The forceful confinement at home during the pandemic creates a major problem in deciding how the hours are to be spent. Time management for the home-confined people becomes a million-dollar question. Two or three days of home-stay can be affordable but when it is months or years, it becomes really difficult to plan for dealing with the minutes, hours, days, weeks, and years. Therefore, people have to go through some distorted mental conditions. They awfully discover that they cannot be strict to any definitive plan to deal with the time. Thus, they suffer from mental rumples which offer them nothing but disassociation of mental regularities. The strong-minded people can somehow manage to undo the outcomes of this kind of heterogeneous effects but many people fail to do it.

Abdur Rahim
Abdur Rahim

Assistant Professor, and Member of the Proctorial Body
Department of English Language and Literature (DELL), Premier University, Chattogram,
& Doctoral Fellow, English Department, Jahangirnagar University, Savar, Dhaka.

Phone: +8801715638298


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