Mental health situation during COVID-19 pandemic in Indonesia

Martina ., Dewi Hapsari, Reza Ramdhoni


Background: The coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19) pandemic caused concern in the community. This pandemic is an outbreak that can have an impact on the mental health and psychosocial conditions of everyone. This study aims to see an overview of the mental health condition of people in Indonesia during the Covid-19 pandemic.

Methods: This is a descriptive cross-sectional study with a retrospective approach. This study used an internet-based online questionnaire via Google form with questions from the Director-General of the Indonesian Ministry of Health. The questionnaire was distributed online. 127 participants responded to the questionnaire in this study.

Results: The study showed that most participants aged between 18-23 years old, female, worked as health workers and students, residing outside of Java, was anxious, and did not experience psychotic symptoms. In this study 106 people experienced anxiety and 21 people did not. Participants who did not experience psychotic symptoms (normal) tended to not anxious than anxious. Women tend to be more prone to anxiety than men. Both students and unemployed people experience anxiety more compared to civil servants.

Conclusions: Socialization about safe, comfortable, and healthy activities needs to be done to the community to reduce anxiety in the community during the COVID-19 pandemic accompanied by providing comprehensive knowledge about COVID-19.


Mental health, Anxiety, Psychotic, COVID-19

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