The psychological effects of coronavirus will be felt for years to come, with isolation coming at a huge personal cost for some.
Not only are we living amid a deadly global health pandemic, a mental health expert says, we're living through a "natural disaster of information".
For some recovery will be a long process as we emerge into a vastly different world.
Renee Murtagh, a mental health clinician with Albury Wodonga Health, said at the moment many people were experiencing significant anxiety about coronavirus, exacerbated by the stress of job losses and the economic downturn.
Isolation has also severed the physical connections many people rely on to stay well and feel supported, leading to increased loneliness, especially among those with less access to the internet.
For some people [isolation] will come at a huge personal cost.Renee Murtagh
"In the short term it's certainly increased a lot of people's anxiety and the flow-on effects of that is sleeping difficulties and increased worry," she said.
"If that goes on longer term that could be a more lasting problem where people have sleeping problems or develop anxiety or depression as more of a lasting problem."
While the lockdown has given some people a chance to think about what they truly value and spend time with their loved ones, for others is has been extremely damaging.
"We certainly are seeing an increase in family violence," Mrs Murtagh said.
"Not everyone staying at home is happy with their little family bubble, not everyone is in a safe place at home."
During the pandemic calls to mental health and support services have skyrocketed.
Beyond Blue has seen a 30 per cent increase in calls, while demand for Kids Helpline's phone and online services had increased by more than 50 per cent.
Lifeline has fielded more inquiries than ever before in its 57-year history, about 3200 calls a day. Everyone's experience of the pandemic is different and everyone will look back at this time differently, Mrs Murtagh said.
"I think generally speaking people will look back and think 'wow that was really tough, it was one of the most difficult things we've seen for a long time and the whole community had to make changes and we really did have to band together'," Mrs Murtagh said.
"But for some people it will come at a huge personal cost."
Moving forward, the restrictions might ease and social contact might be reintroduced, but if history is anything to go by life won't return to normal immediately.
"What we tend to see is when there is a big economic downturn we see an increase in suicide rates," she said.
"At the moment we know there is an economic downturn and people aren't working and aren't able to support themselves, we need to be really vigilant at learning how to pick up the warning signs for suicide and being aware of that for a potential problem for people."
Short term, ensuring people have access to adequate welfare and support is essential, Mrs Murtagh said, but longer term a broader focus on community and economic recovery will be vital to people's mental health.
"If you look at the social determinants of mental health there's education, there's work, there's relationships," she said.
"We're in a time where all those things have been impacted.
"That also has a detrimental impact on our mental health, working on all those things together at the same time is what we really need to do to help people go forward."
Community recovery from natural disaster tends to follow a predictable pattern.
People band together, but as things switch from survival to recovery, fractures show.
"The coronavirus pandemic is a type of natural disaster, I certainly see it in the same sense," she said.
"A bushfire is a disaster that we experience we see, we're there and it happens, whereas something like this is like an information type of disaster.
"Certainly some things will be the same as far as the impact... at the moment people are supportive and coming together, not physically, but supporting each other.
"In other natural disasters often what happens [later] is there can be fighting among community groups... around why did that person get that [funding], and that person didn't."
Mrs Murtagh said to help support their mental health people should maintain connection and relationships, eat healthily and exercise..
She said people should talk to their GPs or mental health professionals about feelings of anxiety, depression and suicidal ideation.
"One of the things we need to be mindful of is to be kind to each other," she said.