That emotion you feel about Covid-19? It's not anxiety, it's grief

Counsellor James Leong has launched a podcast discussing unspoken emotions brought about by the pandemic, such as grief and fear.
Counsellor James Leong has launched a podcast discussing unspoken emotions brought about by the pandemic, such as grief and fear. ST PHOTO: DESMOND WEE
The Dance Of Fear And Vulnerability podcast is available on Audible.
The Dance Of Fear And Vulnerability podcast is available on Audible.
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The conversation surrounding mental health during Covid-19 is missing the mark, says counsellor James Leong.

Since last year's circuit breaker, Mr Leong, 51, has observed powerful but unacknowledged emotions, which he thinks play a role in confrontations over mask refusal.

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A version of this article appeared in the print edition of The Sunday Times on June 06, 2021, with the headline That emotion you feel about Covid-19? It's not anxiety, it's grief. Subscribe