The impact of COVID-19 pandemic on people with severe mental illness

SUKUT Ö., Ayhan Balik C. H.

PERSPECTIVES IN PSYCHIATRIC CARE, vol.57, no.2, pp.953-956, 2021 (Peer-Reviewed Journal) identifier identifier identifier

  • Publication Type: Article / Review
  • Volume: 57 Issue: 2
  • Publication Date: 2021
  • Doi Number: 10.1111/ppc.12618
  • Journal Indexes: Science Citation Index Expanded, Social Sciences Citation Index, Scopus, Academic Search Premier, CINAHL, EMBASE, MEDLINE, Psycinfo
  • Page Numbers: pp.953-956
  • Keywords: COVID-19, mental illness, novel corona virus, pandemic, OUTBREAK, PNEUMONIA, RISK


Purpose The purpose of this review was to address the impact of the COVID-19 pandemic on people with severe mental illness. Conclusion Given the psychosocial effects of the COVID-19 pandemic process and the vulnerability of individuals with mental illness, it is clear that some preventive measures will increase the well-being of these individuals and reduce relapses. Careful planning and execution of preventive measures to be taken at the individual, institutional, and social level are essential to minimize the negative consequences of this pandemic for this vulnerable population. Practice Implications The results of this first review on the topic provide preliminary support for effectively address the needs and healthcare necessities of individuals with serious mental illness by raising awareness among healthcare workers during the COVID-19 pandemic.