Covid-19 and mental health policy in Indonesia | Abstract

Journal of Health and Medical Research


Covid-19 and mental health policy in Indonesia

Manotar Tampubolon

This article reviews the mental health policy in Indonesia during the
COVID 19 pandemic. Cases of mental health problems have been
increased significantly in Indonesia during this pandemic situation.
COVID 19 provides a serious threat to the physical and mental health,
but the Government is mainly focused on physical wellbeing rather
than mental wellbeing. In this activity, the authors define different
kinds of mental health problems mainly caused due to COVID 19
pandemic situation. People also isolate themselves from the other in
this pandemic situation, so they are often feeling lonely and it causes
psychological illness to most people. The victims of mental health
problem often experience lack of confidence, disturbances in sleeping,
lack of essential energy etc.