Mental health during the War: The Impact and Ways to Help


People living in the coverage of war or military conflicts are more prone to mental disorders. Many different countries have endured years of conflict and war, leading to a growing number of veterans who struggle with stress, depression, anxiety, and other mental disorders. According to the World Health Organization (WHO), an estimated 16% of people worldwide are suffering from some level of mental illness at any given time. That’s roughly 1 in 5 people! In war-torn countries where homes and communities have been destroyed over time due to conflict, many people have lost hope or have become disconnected from their traditions as a result.

What is mental health?

Mental health is important in terms of communication, especially in the family. It allows you to maintain a healthy atmosphere in the circle of loved ones, to properly educate children, giving them the necessary care and a psychological model to follow.

Helping People in during the War: The Need and Challenges

Uncertainty is the main food of fear. And now thousands of people are experiencing anxiety, fear, stress and despair. Chances are you would like to feel differently. And the question arises: “How to restore a working state? How to react calmly and adequately to what is happening around you?

We will offer you some simple practices that will help you survive the war and be useful for yourself and your loved ones. To begin with, you can limit the time of scrolling (viewing) news and set yourself clear measurable intervals: 1 time per hour; 1 time in 3 hours and so on. Particular stress causes a feeling of helplessness and inability to influence events. So it's helpful to embrace the idea, “There are things I can influence. And those that are out of my control.” What I can do, I will do, and what I cannot influence, I will accept as a fact.

If you take care of yourself now, you can support your loved ones later. Now more than ever, we must pay attention to our mental and psychological health. No one is ready for war, but even in such a situation, you need to know how to deal with panic and fear - this is our first priority!

How you can help people with mental health problems

The main and important Ways to Help You can support this population by donating money to organizations whose help this people, for example our fund "Helping war victims". You can also volunteer your time or organize a fundraiser or create awareness about the issues facing people with mental health problems or participate in an advocacy campaign to bring attention to the needs of these populations. You can also donate for help establish psychology health clinics where people can get professional consultation.

Conclusion

We hope that you will continue to learn more about mental health issues in during the war, and how you can help. Mental Health Awareness is approaching, and this is a perfect opportunity to discuss the issues with friends, family, coworkers, or anyone else you come across who may have an interest in the subject. You can create awareness about the issues facing people with mental health problems or participate in campaign to bring attention to the needs of these populations.

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