Expert Campaigns for 3K as Physiological Strategies to Tackle COVID-19

20 October 2020 13:46 WIB

TEMPO.CO, JakartaPeople are strongly advised to be disciplined in implementing the predetermined health protocol or 3M against the coronavirus disease of COVID-19, such as washing hands regularly, maintaining a safe distance, and wearing face masks. However, there are also psychological ways to tackle the virus. 

Psychologist Edward Andriyanto Sutardhio mentioned 3K, viz. Kaji Informasi (reviewing information), Kelola Emosi (managing emotional health), and Kembangkan Sumber Daya (developing resources). According to him, the 3K could increase body immunity against the disease.

“Review the incoming information, don't just look at the data on today’s new cases and deaths, but also the number of recoveries to increase positive emotions,” said Edward in a discussion held by the COVID-19 mitigation task force at BNPB Building on Monday, October 19.

Filtering news could penetrate positive things so as to support the immunity, added the academician of the Psychology Faculty at the University of Indonesia.

Edward also highlighted the importance of emotions management. For example, thinking about the present and doing meditation to relax and calm the self. This, he argued, can be achieved by having good communication with positive people.

Edward went on to say that COVID-19 patients who are under treatment can also apply the last K, which is developing the surrounding resources to provide energy for ourselves. For example, praying for others or contacting families or relatives who can bring self-calm.

Without realizing it, he said, people rarely see that there are a lot of resources that can help provide positive energy for them. “We tend to focus on feeling guilt, regret. We need to see the resources [to maintain our mental health] from now on,” said the psychologist.

Also Read: Sinovac Test Subjects Fall Ill; Tested Negative for COVID-19

ANTARA



Jokowi Will Not Follow Joe Biden and Declare 'Pandemic is Over'

5 hari lalu

Jokowi Will Not Follow Joe Biden and Declare 'Pandemic is Over'

Jokowi prefers to wait for a decision from the World Health Organization (WHO).


Australia Releases Tool to Help Identify Children's Mental Health

10 hari lalu

Australia Releases Tool to Help Identify Children's Mental Health

Australia's Murdoch Children's Research Institute (MCRI) has released a new tool to help detect children's mental health.


Malaysia Urges ASEAN to Speed Up Post-pandemic Recovery Initiatives

11 hari lalu

Malaysia Urges ASEAN to Speed Up Post-pandemic Recovery Initiatives

ASEAN must speed up the initiatives under the ASEAN Comprehensive Recovery Framework (ACRF) to face rising uncertainties in the current global economy


IDI Encourages Booster Vaccination to Reach Endemic Level

12 hari lalu

IDI Encourages Booster Vaccination to Reach Endemic Level

The COVID-19 Task Force Head of the Indonesian Medical Association (IDI), Erlina Burhan, encourages the public to immediately get booster shots.


Singapore's Workforce has the Poorest Mental Health, Job Satisfaction, and Quality of Life, New Study Finds

13 hari lalu

Singapore's Workforce has the Poorest Mental Health, Job Satisfaction, and Quality of Life, New Study Finds

Half of employees surveyed in Singapore feel burnout from work, identifying urgent mental health support needs in the workplace.


Indonesia Adds New 1,848 COVID-19 Cases

13 hari lalu

Indonesia Adds New 1,848 COVID-19 Cases

The COVID-19 Handling Task Force recorded an additional 1,848 COVID-19 infections as of 12 p.m. local time on Monday


All Indonesia Regions at PPKM Level 1

20 hari lalu

All Indonesia Regions at PPKM Level 1

The government has announced that all regions of Indonesia are under the public activity restriction or PPKM level 1.


Global COVID-19 Cases Surpass 600 Mn: WHO

24 hari lalu

Global COVID-19 Cases Surpass 600 Mn: WHO

The number of COVID-19 cases worldwide has surpassed 600 million, according to the latest data from the World Health Organization (WHO).


BPOM in Process of Approving Sinovac Doses for Children Aged 3

26 hari lalu

BPOM in Process of Approving Sinovac Doses for Children Aged 3

BPOM is processing the emergency use authorization (EUA) for the primary dose of the Covid-19 Sinovac vaccine for children aged 3 and above.


Indonesia's Education Minister Tests Positive for Covid-19

26 hari lalu

Indonesia's Education Minister Tests Positive for Covid-19

Indonesia's Minister of Education, Culture, Research and Technology Nadiem Makarim tested positive for Covid-19.