Mental Health and Psycho-social Services for people in Quarantine and Isolation Centers in Response to COVID-19 – Ethiopia

In crisis situations, such as the COVID-19 pandemic, it is important to consider the mental health status of patients, vulnerable populations, those in isolation or quarantine, and the general public. Different approaches to help maintain mental health, or provision of mental health services when the need arises, should be part of the overall plan in combating COVID-19 and its consequences. The World Health Organization has made several recommendations, such as, for people in isolation to stay socially
connected to help combat feelings of loneliness. This can be achieved by maintaining daily schedules and using telephone and other means of communications to get them virtually connected with friends and
family regularly to reduce the impact of quarantine and isolation on their mental health.

Mental Health and Psycho-social Services for people in Quarantine and Isolation Centers in Response to COVID-19 – Ethiopia
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