An assessment of Psychological Distress and Professional Burnout in Mental Health Professionals in Greece during the COVID-19 pandemic: A Web survey 
The Covid-19 pandemic has had a substantial negative impact on the mental health of numerous mental health professionals in Greece and other countries globally. The mental health professionals were subjected to daily work because most patients reported feelings of anxiety, fear, and depression due to the pandemic. They would work long hours handling various conditions, which led to stressful experiences. Additionally, the mental health professionals experienced burnout due to exhaustion experienced due to the illness and their work during the pandemic. Mental health professionals were in the front line handling patients during the pandemic. They were at high risk of contracting the disease, which subjected them to a lot of fear, anxiety, depression, and burnout. They also experienced fear of contracting the condition due to the concerns about personal protective equipment and spreading the virus to their families and friends.
This affected the workers so much because they would spend a lot of time with patients trying to help them overcome their condition subjecting them to burnout and psychological distress. Studies done by several mental health professionals reported that none of the professionals had a positive response about their mental health well-being. They reported that they were subjected to increased workload, fear of passing the virus from one patient to another, and concerns about contracting the virus and spreading it to their loved one 
 (Martnez-Lpez et al., 2020). That is the reason we want to examine what happens in Greece in that particular group at this period.
Procedure: Web research on Google Forms of a  questionnaire of about seven pages total, which will be combining demographic and  the Greek versions of Copenhagen Burnout Inventory (CBI), Depression Anxiety Stress Scale-21 (DASS21), and  Kessler Psychological Distress Scale-10 for which I was given Permission of Use.
Participants:   Recruitment and sampling
Approximately 150-200 Greek Mental Health Professionals of both genders were invited to participate via an online link and informal networks. The link included an invitation outlining the study’s objectives, anonymity, researcher contact information, and a live link to the host survey platform Google Forms, which also included a consent form. Consent was indicated by pressing the complete survey button. They may opt-out before that point.
Completed surveys were assigned identifiers solely for tracking purposes.
Analytical Procedure Descriptive statistics were generated for the sample, of CBI, DASS, and Kessler subscales. Due to the skewed nature of the DASS scores, non-parametric Spearman’s rho was used to identify correlations between CBI and DASS subscales. DASS subscale scores were used as continuous variables, and they were also divided into two groups (normal/mild versus moderate/severe/extremely severe) using the DASS User’s Manual cut points. Effect size statistics (r = z/square root of N) were also calculated, and Cohen’s guidelines were used to judge the size of the effect (small =.1, medium =.3, large =.5). If a case had any missing scale item responses, it was removed from consideration.
Expected Results
 Globally similar surveys in other Countries revealed that the majority of the mental health professionals reported moderate to high depression and anxiety scores (52.1% and 63.1%, respectively) (Northwood et al., 2021). Additionally, medium to high subscores due to stress were reported in 42% of the mental health professionals. CBI subs scores showed workplace-related and higher personal burnout in 40.6% and 30.4%, respectively. These studies reveal that the covid -19 pandemic adversely affected mental health workers in several life domains. At the pandemic’s start, most mental health professionals reported feelings of anxiety because the ways to manage the condition were not yet discovered. They feared handling patients to avoid the contraction of the virus. Mental health professionals were the most vulnerable during the pandemic because most of the patients diagnosed with the condition were to undergo some counseling on managing their condition. This interaction put them at a high risk of contracting the virus, creating a lot of fear in them and impacting their mental stability as they tried to help patients cope with the situation (Joshi & Sharma, 2020). High rates of psychological distress due to what might happen after interacting with the patient were reported because that would affect not only them but also the people they interacted with on that particular day.
In conclusion, mental health professionals faced a challenging moment during the covid-19 pandemic, which affected their mental well-being and caused psychological distress and high burnout rates due to the increased workload. They were among the most vulnerable workers in health care professionals to contract the virus because they handle a lot of patients daily. This created a lot of fear, anxiety, and depression. The high workload subjected to them led to psychological distress and burnout. 


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