Has the COVID-19 pandemic been hard for you and your mental health?

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 I am so scared to go outside with this Covid 19 I get anxiety when I’m leaving the house to handle my personal business or even work its Starting to affect my life! Feeling like I have Covid every time I’m outside ugh hope I’m not the only one!!!?

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Has the COVID-19 pandemic been hard for you and your mental health?
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@Tjayfresh Hello Tjayfresh, thank you for opening this discussion! I think many of us can relate to how you've been feeling. These have been some difficult and uncertain times. Let me tag some other members who can share how they've been coping with you.

Hello everyone, how have you been? Have you had a hard time coping with your mental health during the pandemic? Has it made you feel anxious or scared like Tjayfresh? How do you cope with it? 
@MrMesmer@Calling@Rfrench1700@Punkinpie@BenjiLeigh@sumrain1@justinhs@Serenity@Confusedandscared@Slinville720@Lizzie12@Alamb6886@lemon_sunflower@SWANK!@Skylight‍ 

Feel free to share here!

Take care,
Courtney

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I lost my job, found another one after 4 months and it pays 1/3 of what I make. My cat died after being chronically ill for 6 months. I have no friends or family. It isn’t the source of my pain, but it’s making everything hard and it’s a built in excuse for every company or business to stop meeting their professional obligations. Getting any help is much harder. It’s exhausting.
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The coronavirus hasn’t affected my mental health so I’m doing good

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The corona virus has affected my mental health as well because when I go to work and I work in the hospital and I fix my mask after I take off my gloves, I get so much anxiety because I then feel like I caught the virus and I also get anxious when someone coughs close to my arm I feel like running out of there and going home and showering with bleach because I’m my mind I feel like my skin might have absorbed the virus even though I wash my hands and sanitize a lot. I also think about it getting on my hair without me knowing or getting on my phone. I understand  your pain and anxiety.

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@Berrymary I think we can definitely understand you feeling that way working in such a high-stress environment! 

Can anyone share any coping methods that have worked for you to ease or manage your anxiety? Do you know of any good apps or tips that help?

Take care,
Courtney