CHALLENGE 4: EMOTIONAL HEALTH
“But if you smile with me it will help a lot”
Patrícia is a young student from an inland city of the state of São Paulo who moved to the capital to study like many others. Away from her family, she is in social isolation in her small apartment. She stays all day alone, misses college, her friends and from seeing people. The loneliness and the concern for her family are making Patrícia feel bored, anxious and even anguished. In the past few days, she hasn't even been able to sleep!
How can someone like you, having all the internet at your fingertips, help people like Laura to protect themselves and their families?
Mrs. Laura lives in Belo Horizonte with her husband and three children and works as a maid. With the recommendations for withdrawal from work because of COVID- 19, Mrs. Laura was released from her services and is at home taking care of the family. As Mrs. Laura is a quite agitated person and used to do many tasks at the same time, she is feeling super distressed in these times of isolation. To make the situation worse, she spends the whole day reading messages about the virus on WhatsApp and listening to the news on television, which only aggravates her anxiety and anguish.