Bulgaria: social isolation due to pandemic has exacerbated fear and family conflicts – Novinite.com

Social isolation due to the pandemic has increased fear among the people and is the cause of conflicts in the family environment, according to the Population Aid Contact Point in connection with the consequences of the pandemic at the Red Cross.

As the holidays approach, the lines of the center become busier and more and more people turn for help and advice.

The profile of the clients of the contact point for the support of the population in connection with the consequences of the pandemic shows that over 60% of the users are women and the majority of them turn to psychologists or seek support in order to cope with a situation.

This explained the director of the regional organization of the Bulgarian Red Cross in Plovdiv Tanya Georgieva:

“About 70% need one-on-one counseling and psychologists do such one-on-one counseling. About 30-35% need psychosocial support. Interestingly, a lot of young people have started calling.”

It is noteworthy that people who are already familiar with the virus are concerned about the consequences and what other diseases could easily be triggeredsaid Tanya Georgieva:

“Young people who have suffered from people who are struggling and interfering with communication with loved ones. Social isolation has hampered the normal correlations between statistics that the contact center detects that the number of divisions and family conflicts is growing.

/ BNR

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