How we live now?

The "How we live now?" project analyzes in depth the psychological impact of the COVID-19 pandemic

At the end of 2020, I came across another statistic with numbers of Covid-19 cases and deaths. It struck me again that we rarely discuss what is hidden behind these numbers and what happens with our psyche since the beginning of the pandemic. All the losses, the isolation, the remote work or the lack of any work, the influence on the children’s development -- these are just a footnote under the omnipresent statistical data. I felt that we needed to pay much more attention to these topics and that is how ​​the project "How we live now?" was born. This project aims to put the spotlight on the viewpoint of the people, who work with our most intimate world, and for some reason were ignored in the public debate, - the mental health professionals. I have carefully selected the psychologists, psychiatrists and psychotherapists that are part of the project. I have asked them to give their instantaneous summary of the people’s inner experiences during this ongoing Covid crisis. I myself needed to put my own thoughts, fears and desires into the context of what is going on with the other people. The profession of the therapist is quiet. Most of the practitioners shy away from public appearance. That is why I am grateful for the participants’ trust to let me in where they operate with the finest levels of our psyche. My meetings with these professionals were lively and intimate, they happened in their offices or their homes, from which they work online. What are these people like? How do they manage to deal both with our anxiety and their own one? The "How we live now?" project analyzes in depth the psychological impact of the crisis on all of us and at the same time presents the people that take care of our souls from the frontline.

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interviews

ADELINA TODOROVSKA

The pandemic is a mirror, reflecting our distorted personal and social features

KIMON GANEV

More and more people live as if they are immortal

MARIETA GECHEVA

In times of a crisis, people see things more clearly

ALEXANDER PETROV

Our desire to go back to “normal” is actually a desire to be with the other people

KATERINA KOVACHEVA

We are yet to witness rising levels of children’s aggression

ZLATKO TEOHAROV

The virus took away our seeming invincibility