Long after medical experts report that we have straightened the curve and even after a vaccine has been delivered to the world, the fall-out of the SARS-CoV-2 Caronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic will cause a brain health crisis of overwhelming proportions never seen before. The ramification of this fall-out will be experienced around the globe. Billions across the planet will experience the equivalent of “Emotional concussion” triggered by the mental and emotional stress of the pandemic. You don’t have to be one of them.
We acknowledge that the shell shock resulting from the COVID-19 pandemic isn’t as a result of physical trauma, but the proverbial blow to our psyche can result in very similar symptoms. Although different from a physical concussion, a chemical and/or emotional concussion can manifest as some or all of the following symptoms:
Your brain governs your entire body, each of your organs, and is responsible for mood, energy, sleep-wake cycles, and immune function among other things.
Emotions that include stress, anxiety, depression, and loneliness all start in the brain and when left unchecked each of these states - separately and together - can depress your immune system and have long lasting harmful consequences on your psychology.