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Wed Mar 18, 2020, 08:12 AM

 

The mental health wave

If self isolation measures continue the months my guess is there will be a huge uptick in suicides and mental health issues. Isolation is bad enough but lose of income, severe financial troubles and hopelessness will be a real problem

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Reply The mental health wave (Original post)
evertonfc Mar 2020 OP
no_hypocrisy Mar 2020 #1
genxlib Mar 2020 #2
Maeve Mar 2020 #3
liberalmuse Mar 2020 #4
lagomorph777 Mar 2020 #5
democratisphere Mar 2020 #6
gollygee Mar 2020 #7
EllieBC Mar 2020 #8
Hugin Mar 2020 #10
fleur-de-lisa Mar 2020 #12
Hugin Mar 2020 #9
HotTeaBag Mar 2020 #11

Response to evertonfc (Original post)

Wed Mar 18, 2020, 08:16 AM

1. I was thinking of this very subject this morning.

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Response to evertonfc (Original post)

Wed Mar 18, 2020, 08:16 AM

2. Agree

This has been on my mind. This will be a parallel epidemic of its own.

Hopefully, the supply of medications can stay flowing or it gets even worse.

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Response to evertonfc (Original post)

Wed Mar 18, 2020, 08:22 AM

3. Which is why we need to reach out on social media now more than ever

I'm spending more time at the computer--I've posted more here in the past week than in the previous couple of months.
This is my lifeline, but it's also keeping me in what I call "no-drama-mama" mode where I work at being a rational and sane voice as much as I can. Even if I get sick, I can communicate to others.
If this lasts thru summer, I'll lose a lot of income (I work at festivals). Fortunately, we are not dependent on my income and Hubby works mostly from home anyway. But if the busnesses he works with have to shutter....glad we have a mostly unused home equity line of credit.

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Response to evertonfc (Original post)

Wed Mar 18, 2020, 08:26 AM

4. A lady I run into at the park

told me a friend of hers who works for healthcare says there are a lot more suicidal people coming in now. Itís been crazy the last 2 weeks there. If you know anyone with mental health issues, Check in with them. Talk to your kids. This is very scary for everyone and some people whoíve been going through depression may not have the proper coping mechanisms.

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Response to evertonfc (Original post)

Wed Mar 18, 2020, 08:28 AM

5. Also other stress-related illnesses (heart disease, addictions, etc)

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Response to evertonfc (Original post)

Wed Mar 18, 2020, 08:28 AM

7. Yep

Mental illness runs in my family. There are people very close to me who will be struggling with this, and it's a big concern for me.

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Response to evertonfc (Original post)

Wed Mar 18, 2020, 08:34 AM

8. Not going to lie here.

I feel very close to a breakdown. Iím 3000km away from my husband and kids, taking care of my mom after my dad died. They might close the US-Canada border and Iím terrified Iíll never see them again.

My mental health is in the toilet.

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Response to EllieBC (Reply #8)

Wed Mar 18, 2020, 08:40 AM

10. Aw, Ellie...

You are not alone.

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Response to EllieBC (Reply #8)

Wed Mar 18, 2020, 09:00 AM

12. I'm so sorry. Please take care of yourself, and let us know how you're doing.

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Response to evertonfc (Original post)

Wed Mar 18, 2020, 08:35 AM

9. Relax... Moscow Mitch is gonna send us all 2-4-1 coupons.

The trick is to get the first one and a place to use it.

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Response to evertonfc (Original post)

Wed Mar 18, 2020, 08:53 AM

11. And right now before things are getting really bad

 

the closure of the gyms here in New Jersey and elsewhere is taking away one of the best methods of helping to make people feel better: working out/exercise.

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