Why it's healthy to be afraid in a crisis

Why it's healthy to be afraid in a crisis Dr Lucy Johnstone, a clinical psychologist, says it is wrong to view our natural fears as mental health disordersCoronavirus – latest updatesSee all our coronavirus coverageAs a mental health professional, I disagree with the message in Paul Daley’s article (We face a pandemic of mental health disorders, 24 March). We’re not facing “a pandemic of severe mental health disorders”. We’re all facing entirely normal fear, anxiety, despair and confusion about a truly terrifying situation that challenges our whole way of life. Never has it been clearer that so-called “mental disorders” make sense in context. In fact, many professionals would argue… Source – Full Article https://www.theguardian.com/world/2020/mar/25/why-its-healthy-to-be-afraid-in-a-crisis