Due to the widespread effects of COVID-19, mental health professionals need to understand the lived experiences of survivors. Data were collected from YouTube videos (N = 52), which contained firsthand perspectives from COVID-19 survivors. Survivors understood the high stakes of COVID-19, reported the dual threat to physical and mental health, entered “survival mode,” and had both positive and negative reflections on the experience. Implications for mental health professionals and future research directions are included.
Johnson, Kaprea; Spence, Angel; Sherif, Yousef; Brookover, Dana; and White, Adrienne
"Using the Protection Motivation Theory to Understand the Mental Health Impact of Surviving COVID-19,"
Adultspan Journal: Vol. 21:
1, Article 2.
Available at: https://mds.marshall.edu/adsp/vol21/iss1/2