The Psychological Effects of a Year Living with COVID-19
On Wednesday, December 16, the SNF DIALOGUES, hosted a live webcast on the pandemic’s effects on our mental health.
“Our psyche is a product of dialogue, as, from the moment that we are born, we are part of a relationship. There is no ‘I’ without an ‘other.’ From this initial condition derive the difficulties, but also the beauty, that shape the adventures of our psyche,” said Foteini Tsalikoglou, author and Professor of Psychology at Panteion University, in her opening remarks.
Parsing the unprecedented circumstances that we are living through, Tsalikoglou asserted that “the typical reality that we are experiencing brings us in contact with very bright, but also very dark, parts of our psyche. We have woken up to a different world…. In the midst of the pandemic, the meaning of what it is to be human is being tested, along with what it means to exist in this world…. We must face our fears head-on.”
The SNF DIALOGUES discussions are held through journalism nonprofit iMEdD (the incubator for Media Education and Development) and curated by Anna-Kynthia Bousdoukou.