2020 will be remembered as the year when our society was shaken by the outbreak of the coronavirus and COVID-19 illness. In order to protect the most vulnerable and to control further spread of the virus, our leaders in government and the Ministry of Health encouraged us to take collective action and follow specific rules for public hygiene. Quite suddenly, our social interactions, studies, work, and everyday routines were drastically affected. While crises may elicit a coping spirit, creativity and feelings of solidarity, they may also contribute to psychological and mental health problems like anxiety and depression. Unfortunately, our knowledge of how a pandemic such as COVID-19 can affect mental health is limited.
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