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Thread started 04/01/20 9:21pm

gandorb

mental health during the pandemic.

I just wanted to note that there is mounting evidence of the mental stress that the pandemic is causing. In my town alone, the last 4 days matched 10% or the suicides for the entire last year. There are also reports of a lot more domestic violence. With the risk of sounding like a PSA, I want to encourage people to utilize mental health resources such as the Suicide Hotline (1-800-273-8255), the domestic abuse shelters, and the community mental health centers if you or a loved one are struggling. The good news is that therapy at the moment is mostly over the phone during the pandemic so there is no health risk. Also, most insurance companies have dropped their insistence of co-pays for therapy during this period. Of course, checking in with the people in your life right now is important too. I just worry that some people might be avoiding seeking professional help due to concerns about the social distance issue and/or worried about the money it might cost. If money is a major factor, check with a community mental health center rather than private practice.

Peace and Peace of Mind!

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Reply #1 posted 04/01/20 9:30pm

alphastreet

Thanks for sharing this and keeping it real. I work in the field and also have mental health struggles, I’m find day by day hard but trying to balance my moods
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Reply #2 posted 04/01/20 9:38pm

gandorb

alphastreet said:

Thanks for sharing this and keeping it real. I work in the field and also have mental health struggles, I’m find day by day hard but trying to balance my moods

Thank you. I am in the field too, and at first I though the phone therapy idea would be really limiting. However, I have been so pleased to find out that most people have been so grateful and helpful.

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Reply #3 posted 04/01/20 9:41pm

alphastreet

gandorb said:



alphastreet said:


Thanks for sharing this and keeping it real. I work in the field and also have mental health struggles, I’m find day by day hard but trying to balance my moods


Thank you. I am in the field too, and at first I though the phone therapy idea would be really limiting. However, I have been so pleased to find out that most people have been so grateful and helpful.



That’s awesome! What sector? Glad to hear the phone therapy is going well, I also have a counselor and she did a phone appointment with me today
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Reply #4 posted 04/01/20 9:53pm

gandorb

alphastreet said:

gandorb said:

Thank you. I am in the field too, and at first I though the phone therapy idea would be really limiting. However, I have been so pleased to find out that most people have been so grateful and helpful.

That’s awesome! What sector? Glad to hear the phone therapy is going well, I also have a counselor and she did a phone appointment with me today

community mental health

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Reply #5 posted 04/02/20 11:09am

alphastreet

That’s awesome!
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Reply #6 posted 04/02/20 1:18pm

S2DG

If your struggling a little and want to feel a little better excercise has been helping me.

Pick up something heavy and put down a few times, jumping jacks, mountain climbers, whatever works for you. Work up a little sweat and get out of breathe for 20-30 minutes.

If you're still feeling stressed, find something heavier to lift and do it more. lol

Don't forget to drink enough water every day, it's more than you think and it's beneficial on so many levels.

Just passing on what's working for me at the moment, eveybody take care of each other.


grouphug

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Reply #7 posted 04/02/20 2:39pm

gandorb

S2DG said:

If your struggling a little and want to feel a little better excercise has been helping me.

Pick up something heavy and put down a few times, jumping jacks, mountain climbers, whatever works for you. Work up a little sweat and get out of breathe for 20-30 minutes.

If you're still feeling stressed, find something heavier to lift and do it more. lol

Don't forget to drink enough water every day, it's more than you think and it's beneficial on so many levels.

Just passing on what's working for me at the moment, eveybody take care of each other.


grouphug

Great to share ideas with each other about what is working!!!

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