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The mental health of students during an epidemic - The new coronavirus epidemic (COVID-19) has reached a global level, having a major impact on the school community as a whole. In this article, we will consider how all these changes in the time of the epidemic have affected the mental health of the students.


As a precautionary measure against the virus, his classroom classrooms in Nigerian schools became paralyzed, a practice of social isolation. These months of segregation marked a major shift in student and school routines that were largely unprepared to tackle the distance learning model.


All of this and the stress caused by the epidemic posed great challenges for the students. Problems such as future worries, difficulty following online classes, and quarantine loneliness are some examples of why students' mental health deteriorates.


Thus, in order to help students in the best possible way, it is important that the school community, from teachers to family members, educate themselves and try to understand the attitudes and pain of the students they face. Are doing, and how the consequences of the epidemic affect them and their day to day life.

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Revolutionary changes in lifestyle

With the advent of the Kovid-19, there were measures and restrictions aimed at protecting the population. This means a drastic change in the routines of all affected students, who do not suddenly come into contact with the class, classmates or their teachers who face daily.


Despite efforts by some schools to move forward with classrooms, most public institutions, primarily the public, were not ready for the online education model. Many teachers and school principals found it difficult to adapt online.


Today, planning for remote classrooms and lack of necessary equipment is a major source of anxiety and uncertainty for students. Efforts in better classrooms and the use of older equipment on the Internet are just frustrating, as these are not ideal or truly beneficial exercises.


Some of these students do not have access to the internet, which makes it even more difficult for them to try to put everything together. All of these problems that plague young people ultimately affect their mental state.


Epidemic social isolation and fear

Social isolation can be considered the main safety net recommended by health authorities during an epidemic.


Although important, quarantine also brings emotional problems due to students' loneliness, as it is difficult to spend a lot of time away from other people: there are fear and anxiety about the spread of the virus, as well as longing for friends and family.


With social distance, the time spent by students at school is now replaced by a period of continuous quarantine. During times of crisis like epidemics, negative thoughts about the future are common. As a result, many of these students gradually lose contact and feel isolated, isolated.


It is important to note that people at risk are students who are already suffering from mental illnesses, such as anxiety and depression, as this new reality and social isolation can affect and enhance the mental health of these students.


For parents, students, teachers, and school administrators, the epidemic moment is beyond the adaptation period. It is important for us to take care of our mental health to overcome all these challenges!


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