Psychological Impact of COVID-19 Pandemic on Mental Health of Students in Nigeria: The professional interventions

By Dr Melvina N. Amalu


Nigerian students may encounter various degrees of mental health challenges as a result of the uncertainty surrounding the outbreak of COVID-19. This paper highlights the psychological impact of COVID-19 pandemic on students’ mental health. It also explored the history of the pandemic, the concept of mental health, preventive/control measure to reduce the spread of the infection, the psychological interventions for the treatment of mental health problems and also self-help strategies that can help in boosting mental health. The paper went further to recommend that there should be an awareness campaign for the students by the appropriate agencies in order to help those that are mentally ill and others to maintain psychological homeostasis during and after the pandemic.

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