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Importance of Mental Health During Quarantine

As quick as a virus can spread, as can hysteria. For good reason, the globe is in a state of distress over the outbreak of COVID-19. Government intervention has impacted employment, shopping, and most daily activities. Multiple states have issued shelter-in-place orders, mandating citizens to stay home for the next several weeks. While citizens practice self-isolation, financial and emotional repercussions follow.

One’s mental health, particularly depression, can be worsened during prolonged self-isolation. During this time of crisis, it is important to continue to sustain a balanced diet, home exercise, and leisure activities while maintaining contact with loved ones over the phone. We stress the importance of keeping up with one’s daily routine paired with adequate rest. An equal ratio of productivity to downtime will keep us sane and posi