COVID-19 Challenges over Mental Health Public Policy




Mental Health, public health policy, Healthcare workers, mental health factors, society, COVID-19


The research shapes sharp issues as to changes in healthcare system of preserving mental health of people in the context of the COVID-19 Pandemic and the quarantine period. The article analyzes the reasons that determined the world community to study actively psychological, mental and psychological-social consequences as to the impact of the COVID-19 pandemic on a person and society in general. Special attention in the article is payed to the peculiarities of maintaining and saving psychological health of public healthcare workers in conditions of chronic fatigue, overwork and situations of ongoing stress. Based on the existing strategies` analysis  and through the prism of the COVID-19 determinants, the main directions of changes in the public healthcare system as to preserving mental health of people in the context of the COVID-19 pandemic and during the period of quarantine are proposed.

Author Biography

Nadiia Kalashnyk, Lviv Regional Institute for Public Administration

Doctor Sciences in Public Administration, Associate Professor

Professor of Regional Management and Local Self-Government Departmentof theLviv Regional Institute for Public Administration


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How to Cite

Kalashnyk, N., & Khudoba, O. (2020). COVID-19 Challenges over Mental Health Public Policy. BRAIN. Broad Research in Artificial Intelligence and Neuroscience, 11(2Sup1), 165-174.

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