Expert: Keep an eye out for mental health problems


JOHOR BARU: The public should pay close attention to their own mental health and of those around them as the reality of life after the movement control order (MCO) starts to set in.

Johor Baru Monash University clinical school deputy head Assoc Prof Dr Sivakumar Thurairajasingam said the risk of mental health problems and suicidal thoughts may increase in the months to come as people try to get their lives back together. “We have not really seen the consequences of the Covid-19 pandemic. People should be aware that because of all these economic changes caused by the pandemic, including the loss of jobs, there will be more consequences to mental health,” he said.

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