Family mental health

Author – komal jadhav

INTRODUCTION:
The newly identified human infection caused by the new coronavirus, the SARS-CoV-2, is spreading rapidly across the globe, posing a significant threat to the health of the population and creating a significant challenge for health systems. The coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19) affected virtually all countries.The history of this pandemic has experienced unparalleled changes in recent world history. Adolescents may feel frustrated with events and encounters that they have not experienced or at least postponed. Problems such as worsening school performance, increased agitation, aggression, and regression may arise or become more pronounced
Objective : To study and gain knowledge of the family mental health issues and to learn in depth for the betterment of the experience and knowledge.
Parents and children impacts:Pandemic-related disruptions, including school, child care, and workplace closures, financial stressors, and relationship challenges, present unique risks to families’ mental health. We examined the mental health impacts of the coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19) pandemic among parents with children
Traumas : Parents’ past traumas significantly predicted peritraumatic distress due to COVID-19 and children’s psychological difficulties. The relationship between past traumas and children’s psychological difficulties was serial mediated by parents’ peritraumatic distress and parenting stress.
Deterioration: Qualitative analysis of this question identified perceived deterioration and perceived improvement of family relationships during the lockdown as main themes. Deterioration themes included loneliness, couple/family distance, and the conflict atmosphere; improvement themes included family (re)connection and acknowledgment, better communication, and emotional expressivenes
WTC : Generally, control over time-off was beneficial to females and employees with dependents. Furthermore, mediation results showed that voluntary overtime was a complete mediator of relationships between WTC and depression and anxiety as well as a partial mediator of the relationship between WTC and stress.
Strong evidence: Psychological responses to COVID-19 have been dramatic among family members of HCWs during the rising phase of the outbreak. Our findings provide strong evidence to examine and attend to the mental health of this population during the COVID-19 epidemic
Psychological crises : The families of COVID-19 deceased victims are affected by various psychological crises which have exposed them to a deep sense of loss and emotional shock. Therefore, there is an urgent need for a cultural context which recognizes and supports all the various aspects of the mental health of these families
Negative impacts : Ongoing lockdown had negative impacts on mental health, employment, and income, but not deprivation or poverty, likely because of government income supplements introduced early in the pandemic. Future lockdowns require planned responses to outbreaks, and evidence-informed financial and mental health supports.
Stay home(safe) : Parents were sent home to work or had to work more hours as essential workers. New arrangements for childcare had to be made. Daily activities, including sports, community organization, and club meetings screeched to a halt. Social and extended family resources we had depended upon like friends and outings where peers got together also were limited as we stayed home to maintain our health and avoid sharing COVID 19 with others.
Challenges and threats : There were significant discrepancies noted between the visitation patterns of families with public and private insurance. Several adaptations were developed in response to the multiple challenges and threats to infant mental health present during the COVID-19 pandemic.
Panel survey : Using data from the China Family Panel Survey, this study measured social capital from social help, social trust, social networks, and social participation, and took regional average level of social capital as the instrumental variables, and applied a two-stage least squares regression.
Conclusion: Dealing with quarantine is a particularly stressful experience for parents who must balance personal life, work, and raising children, being left alone without other resources. Everyone needs support to motivate themselves for the growth of the relationships and betterment of the behaviour. We need a family for a good support and also they are the backbone of our motivation.
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