Seek psychological support

In conditions of social distancing, quarantine and isolation, people can feel various disturbing thoughts and feelings. It is normal and expected to feel fear, anxiety and concern for your own health or for the health of those closest to you.

Pshycological support

Telephone psychological support for the citizens and vulnerable group of patients who need this type of support:

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Psychological support for parents of children at preschool and school age

072 912 676

 

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Psychological support for adults in self-isolation

072 919 009

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Psychological support for the citizens of municipality of Debar and municipality of Centar Zhupa in cooperation with the General Hospital in Debar

070 241 807

How to tackle negative thoughts and feelings?

Keeping contact with trusted persons is the best way to deal with anxiety, bad mood and loneliness during social distancing, quarantine and isolation.

Communicate regularly with your friends and family using telephones, social media or internet connections. Share your feelings and thoughts,
resolve the problems and see if this helps.
Organize delivery of newspapers, books and movies and watch your favorite TV and radio programs.

In order to relax, do some simple exercises, if you can, and daily do certain activities that calms you down (for example: reading, watching movies, knitting, writing…). Try to establish a daily routine that will fill out your day and will make it predictable (for example: certain time for sleeping, waking, eating, etc.).

Do not forget to stay positive because there is always something to be thankful or something to hope for. If it helps, regularly write down such thoughts and reflect on them.

Should the negative thoughts intensify and last for a longer time, contact a psychiatrist or a psychologist using telephone or internet connection. The University Clinic of Psychiatry offers contacts for psychological support and psychiatric consultations.

What after isolation or quarantine?

After completing the necessary quarantine or isolation period, you may feel some mixed feelings. You may feel relieved due to the change in the situation or sadness and anger because some people around you are still careful or avoid you.

The simplest approach in such a case is to find out more about the virus, the treatment and the risks it bears. Sharing appropriate information is the best way to decrease the fear and uncertainty in others. Should you face any difficulties doing that, there are professionals who may offer you help and support.

Free telephone number to get info about the Coronavirus.

0800 002 03

National Info Call Center