“The truth is that we need all kinds of support.”

The pandemic brought, from the beginning, feelings of uncertainty in all of us.

As time went by, they were joined by feelings of fear, pain, sadness, and, in many cases, loneliness. I was able to observe that at a psychological level I became much more unstable, the pandemic brings us immediacy, the need to live everything at once. If I cried, cried sobbing, if I smiled, I smiled until I ran breathless… COVID-19 gave rise to a side of me that I did not know, a side of survival, a more sentimental side with inexplicable feelings, existential doubts and the anxiety about not having control over something still unknown.

During the pandemic, cases of suicide and mental illness have been increasing substantially, because many of us still do not understand how to deal with it.

We are human and often our feelings and thoughts can overwhelm us. The loss of a loved one, the loss of a job, the doubt of how to support an entire family, among many other issues that guide us to a mental burnout, but which is also demonstrated on a physical level. The truth is, now more than ever, we need all kinds of support.


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