If you or someone close to you is infected with COVID-19, or if you feel overwhelmed by the
risk of Covid-19 because you are experiencing other health problems, it is likely that you
might suffer not only physically but also mentally.
It is reasonable to feel:
1. Fear and anxiety
.It is quite common to feel anxiety and fear for yourself or to worry about your loved ones
regarding the possible manifestation of the disease and its transmission, as well as regarding
the severity of the disease and how it could develop.
2. Anger and irritability
Being isolated or in quarantine, yourself or your loved ones, can lead to feelings of tension
and irritability. In some cases, you may also feel angry with the medical services that forced
you into quarantine or with other people if you think you have been exposed to the virus due
to someone else’s negligence.
If someone is infected with SARS-CoV-2 or has been exposed to the virus, she/he may feel
stigmatized by people who are afraid they will get infected from her/him. Additionally, the
family members of a person who is infected with CΟVID-19 could be experiencing the same.
If you feel fear, anxiety, sadness or irritability and these negative feelings persist or worsen,
or if you suffer from difficulty sleeping, loss of appetite, panic attacks, it may help to talk to
a mental health professional.
At Babel Day Center, psychologists with the help of interpreters can speak with you in
English, French, Bulgarian, Russian, Arabic, Kurmanji, Lingala, Dari and Farsi, and in other
If you want to talk to us send a message:
• By email at firstname.lastname@example.org or at email@example.com
• On WhatsApp 6985825032
• At 210-8616266 (Monday to Friday, 09.00 – 17.00)
and we will contact you.