Depression - Coronavirus pandemic and mental health
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hi everyone, just wondering how you all are holding up during this coranavirus pandemic?
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@jgroch , I’m so very sorry about your husband. I can’t imagine your pain.
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Thank you. I realize there are so many people who suffer their own pain for whatever reasons or circumstances far worse than I. It's not all about my pain, but everyone who must deal with it in their lives.
Hello everyone, how are you all doing today? If you haven't already seen it, we just published an article on dealing with mental health during the coronavirus lockdown. In it we tried to bring together some good advice and resources to help us all get through this difficult time. Feel free to give it a read and let us know what you think in the comments!
Please don't hesitate to keep sharing how you are feeling, it's so important that we support one another through this difficult time!
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Things look like they are about to be normal again. I am seeing more and more traffic out. Soon the sit down places to eat will be open again. I hope
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Hey everyone, I haven't been on here in a while because of stuff going on in my personal life, but I've glad to see both old and new names on here! I hope everyone is doing ok! I've been struggling a bit with my anxiety during all of this, but I just try to enjoy the little things each day that make me happy, and comfort myself with the idea that this may soon all be over.
How are you all doing?
This pandemic has ruined everything for me and I’m just really struggling to keep it together. I’m in my freshman year of college and I hare to move home halfway across the country as a result of the virus. I’ve been in a long distance relationship for this past month and a half’s but my boyfriend just broke up with me. I’m afraid he’s going to hurt himself and there’s nothing I can do.
I'm fluctuating between good days and bad. Some days I am just content with the little things in life and at being at home, but other days I can barely get out of bed. I've had so much more time to think, because I feel like this isn't just a virus that will be controlled and will pass, I think that a new world order is being prepared and we are not aware of it. I feel like our lives are going to change forever after this. Anyway...let's try to enjoy every moment that brings us something positive, let's focus on the present...and whatever has to come...let it come.
@Vicclark I'm so sorry you're going through that. I'm not sure the media or people in general are thinking about what all the high school and college students are going through. I think about all the lost opportunities between graduating seniors and new freshman, there is so much excitement in the last and first years of school. I think it must be a sort of grieve y'all are going through. I'm so sorry about your relationship too, that must be so hard. If you seriously think he's going to hurt himself, can you try to contact his family or the suicide hotline? (1-800-273-8255)
I've been doing ok, the days are sort of blending together, I get up and do the same things each day. My therapist has set up appointments over video chat so that is really helpful to me. Getting to talk to someone really helps. Keep your chin up everyone, we will get through this!
Living with depression is hard enough but now with what's going on in the world with this deadly virus it is so scary. I'm so worried that eventhough my governor and my major say the curve is flattening I'm afraid that it will be stronger when the Fall comes. Sometimes I can't watch the news or when the President or my states mayor or governor comes on tv because I don't want to hear about all the deaths this virus has cause. I worry about my friends and family. I feel guilty when watch stand up comic videos and the make me laugh. We all just have stay safe and have hope and pray.
@Endolady you don't have to feel bad for laughing at anything! We are living a very hard and scary time. And everyone is so stressed or, on the contrary, so stupid that they don't even understand the gravity of this pandemic. So continue to stay away for the sad news and if you can relieve some stress by watching silly videos, enjoy! I'm almost jealous of you ;-) Feel free to share your best stand up videos!
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