This essay includes material prepared by Xiaoyun (Sharon) Ma, a member of the Global Psychology Task Force–a group of experienced professional psychologists from around the world who have come together to address the psychological ramifications of the COVID-19 virus. They have prepared a website (www.communities collaborating.com) that incorporates essays, video clips and links to other references that address these ramifications. This essay is derived from the content of this website.
What actions should we take in addressing the challenge of COVID-19: There are lessons to be learning from China (as the first country to address this health challenge) regarding the psychological ramifications of the COVID-19 virus ? Can we learn something from the people and communities that have already confronted the virus big-time? We believe that this is possible and have asked Xiaoyun (Sharon) Ma, to share her own experiences and insights:
We offer an additional resource from China.[To access this document, copy the link presented below, delete what is now in the browser (long diagonal box at top of your Internet page) and paste the new link in the browser. Then click on the dark black address that appears just below the browser. It should take you right to the essay.]
There is much to learn from human service providers from around the world and many documents to share that have been prepared for global distribution as we all face the health challenges associated with COVID-19.