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.

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