More than 70% of Ukrainians experience stress and nervousness - study

09:41 28 October Kyiv, Ukraine

Because of the war, Ukrainian society is dominated by tension, hope and fatigue. More than 70% of Ukrainians experience stress or severe nervousness
 
This is evidenced by a new study by Gradus Research.

Half of the respondents feel anxiety and tension. Among the reasons - fear for their own safety and the safety of loved ones, separation from relatives, loss of work.
“Ukrainians from time to time think that they need help, but still they don’t ask for it,” the researchers note.
Main barriers:
  • feeling “my problem is not enough for this”;
  • the belief that you can cope with a difficult psychological state on your own;
  • prejudices and stereotypes about psychological assistance that exist in our society.
Despite such high levels of stress and nervousness, there is no culture of turning to mental health professionals, Gradus Research explains.

Only 7% of citizens had experience of going to a psychologist or psychotherapist and only 1% have regular sessions.
“The rest are escaping from reality to the Internet, movies, talking with friends and alcohol.. That is why 70% of experts note the need for the availability of these services,” says Anna Ilyenko, Sales and Development Director of Gradus Research.
Experts note that, despite the fact that the mood of the population is quite tense and tired, however, the vast majority of Ukrainians are hopeful for the best.
The questionnaire survey was conducted at the end of September 2022. The survey involved 2100 people from 18 to 60 years old.

The results of the study are used to work on the National Program for Mental Health and Psychosocial Support.