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The challenges of planetary mental health in the COVID‑19 era

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Konstantinos Tsamakis, Georgios Dimitrakakis, Ellie Stefanadi, Dimitrios Tsiptsios, Inetzi A. Dimitrakaki, Christoph Mueller, Demetrios A. Spandidos, Christodoulos Stefanadis, Emmanouil Rizos

Original languageEnglish
JournalExperimental And Therapeutic Medicine
Published24 Jun 2020


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As the focus of the COVID‑19 crisis is gradually taken away from emergency healthcare needs, increased attention is warranted on the psychological impact of the pandemic on a global level. Existing guidance on managing the COVID‑19 related distress needs to be better informed by upcoming larger‑scale research. Applying e‑Health can be useful in dealing with the immediate psychological needs, while developing strategies to identify vulnerable populations and shifting the provision of mental health and social care to community services need to be prioritised when looking at the future. Focusing on global mental health during this universal crisis is an opportunity for promoting a more compassionate and less discriminating society.

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