The COVID-19 pandemic is likely to cause stress and worry even in the strongest person. Even though it is imperative to be apprised of COVID-19 containment strategies, the amount of information emanating from social media platforms is overwhelming and at times exaggerated. Some information inflames guilt feelings and despair. Such messages can increase stress and anxiety, hurting individual’s mental, physical, and spiritual wellbeing.
By Dr. Lucy Njiru Muriuki
Practicing Clinical Psychologist and Lecturer at Amref International University