Covid-19 again...

By : Forum Member
Published 20th August 2021 |
Read latest comment - 1st October 2021

 Concerns about mental health and substance use have grown during the COVID-19 pandemic, including concerns about suicidal ideation. In January 2021, 41% of adults reported anxiety and/or depressive disorder symptoms, a percentage that has remained relatively stable since spring 2020. Throughout the pandemic, many people across the country have experienced job or income loss, which has generally affected their mental health. Suicide rates have been rising for some time and may worsen as a result of the pandemic. Do you have any thoughts or ideas about this?


redstone
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That's what happens when you will keep following the media. Try to shut off the media and live your life normally, we'll see if there will be concerns about Mental health.


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Saber

That's what happens when you will keep following the media. Try to shut off the media and live your life normally, we'll see if there will be concerns about Mental health.”
 

Ya, all of the statistics that they made are actually a bluff that turns into misleading news.


redstone

Covid-19 isn't really helping anyone, whether it's the psychological, physical, or mental aspect of life. Everyone has been adjusting. Even without knowing the statistic of suicide ideation going up, we already know it was a possibility. Not everyone is sailing through calm waters–tons of people out there are suffering. I hope everyone stays safe, in London, we're pretty much going back to normal. But I ache for the rest of the world.


therefugee

Covid-19 isn't really helping anyone, whether it's the psychological, physical, or mental aspect of life. Everyone has been adjusting. Even without knowing the statistic of suicide ideation going up, we already know it was a possibility. Not everyone is sailing through calm waters–tons of people out there are suffering. I hope everyone stays safe, in London, we're pretty much going back to normal. But I ache for the rest of the world.”
 

Good to hear that your place is going back to normal. As vaccinations become more common, the virus will die down. It will happen soonest in the countries with access to the vaccine. It will take several years for the rest of the world to catch up. But we should want to get beyond “normal.” We have the potential to live our lives without suffering, in Bliss and Peace.


redstone

Physical activity has a huge potential to enhance our well-being. Even a short burst of 10 minutes’ brisk walking increases our mental alertness, energy, and positive mood. Participation in regular physical activity can increase our self-esteem and can reduce stress and anxiety.  Self-compassion will help you go through (and grow through) these times of frustration.


redstone

Those of us in the working class are not really in a good mental spot because of this pandemic. Vaccines are rolling out and countries all over the world are attempting to catapult themselves back into some semblance of normalcy–but it's going to take a while to go back to normal.


junipermaria

It's been a horrible time for a lot of people. Switching off the news and ignoring posts on things like Facebook are essential to save your sanity I think!

What worries me about all of this, including the current fuel crisis is that the majority of people still believe any and everything the media tell them. Despite the track record.

It shows clearly that whilst many fear a world where AI controls everything, we are already living in one. It's here. It's happening. 

Fear is one powerful motivator and it's been used extensively in the last two years.

I've been vaccinated for what it's worth and I realise plenty of people got quite ill and died from COVID, but the vast majority didn't and won't. So ongoing measures are still a bit ridiculous in my opinion.

Just make sure you are deciding things for yourself, not what Karen tells you to do or think. 

And mental health wise protect yourself and get exercise, focus on your own life, eat well, sleep more and make things around you better. Those things you can control, do. 


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