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Covid-19 Community Support and Mental Wellness Thread

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posted on Mar, 18 2020 @ 11:17 AM
Yah, will we still be able to scratch tix? I bet the lottery cash cow wont shut down.

Asking for my mom, as scratch tix are tantamount to her mental health.
edit on 18-3-2020 by toolgal462 because: (no reason given)

posted on Mar, 18 2020 @ 11:48 AM
a reply to: Hefficide

They closed the liquor stores in Pennsylvania …..!!!

Now my fair state is going to be invaded by hordes of people from PA suffering the DT's …..!!

Think of all the poor parents stuck at home with the kids with out a drop …….!!!

posted on Mar, 18 2020 @ 11:49 AM
a reply to: firerescue

frightening time indeed.

posted on Mar, 18 2020 @ 12:04 PM
a reply to: Hefficide

thank you its been a long time

posted on Mar, 18 2020 @ 12:08 PM
a reply to: firerescue

Yikes. I hit the liquor store three days ago and bought a handle of good vodka and tequila and I'm not even much of a drinker. Under normal circumstances, that much booze would last us six months. Of course, with all the day drinking...

posted on Mar, 18 2020 @ 12:43 PM
a reply to: Hefficide

Our son might relate to some degree.

He's the kind of kid who saw a documentary on how the sun will become a red giant and eventually swallow the earth, and we battled a pervasive anxiety in him for weeks over it. We told him and told him that it was nothing he or his children or his children's children or *their* children would ever have to worry about ... but it did no good, and he was waking up with nightmares over it.

We had to take down a yardstick and show him the smallest marks on it and tell him they equaled a year, like a year of his life. We had to show him that his whole life wouldn't last the entire yardstick, and that his children wouldn't make it to the end either. Then we started laying the yardstick end to end, and told him you could lay the yardstick end to end enough to go all the way to where his father works (50 minute drive), and you *still* wouldn't have enough tiny-mark years to get to where the sun would start to swell up.

It was only after we gave him that means of visualizing in his head that he stopped worrying.

So right now, this has him pretty upset. Every solid thing in his life is changing. No school. His parents are both home with him even if we are working. He knows there's a disease and he knows it can kill people, and his imagination is running wild, and nothing we can say has provided the right visual to set his mind at ease and it doesn't work to just say, "It'll be OK." Believe me, we've tried.

Right now, the best thing we can do is carry on with as many normal things for him as we can to keep his life as stable as we can for security's sake.

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posted on Mar, 18 2020 @ 01:47 PM
a reply to: Identified

This assumes you have physicians who care whether you live or die. Unfortunately, the PostTransplant team wants to do as little as possible for us at all times. No joke. They have gone so downhill in the last five years, it's stunning. I wonder if it's related to Les Wexner mandating things to los medicos since he took over. Many, many departments were gutted by physicians leaving.

edit on 18-3-2020 by drussell41 because: (no reason given)

posted on Mar, 18 2020 @ 02:01 PM
Great thread OP. At these times, it's good to see someone doing something positive.

originally posted by: AmmoniaMudhemp
I just had an unsettling experience in the UK. Local major supermarket, I just wanted some frozen veg (none left) found a head of brocolli and some carrots, but literally everything , I mean everything gone from the shelves. A young woman had a break down and burst into tears, they had to call an ambulance, seemed like a severe panic attack.

Not sure what the background story was, but maybe autistic or some other issues, lets not forget how frightening and confusing this can seem to people in the community who largely depend on things being consistent from day to day.
It was quite heartbreaking, she was really distressed.

Things like this make me so angry. This is precisely why it is so irresponsible of the media to whip everyone up into a panic. They caused that woman's suffering.

posted on Mar, 18 2020 @ 02:03 PM

originally posted by: firerescue
a reply to: Hefficide

They closed the liquor stores in Pennsylvania …..!!!

Now my fair state is going to be invaded by hordes of people from PA suffering the DT's …..!!

Think of all the poor parents stuck at home with the kids with out a drop …….!!!

My mom called me the other day to check on me (turns out, no matter how old you get, moms never stop doing that
). While we were talking, she mentioned this to me about the liquor stores being closed. The beer store across the street from where she works had a line of cars stretching a quarter mile waiting to get into the parking lot on Monday so they could all stock up before the closures.

Same people that whine about never having any money when they blow 100s of dollars on booze every month.

posted on Mar, 18 2020 @ 03:08 PM
Hey folks, just want to let you know that I haven't wandered away from this thread.

Some variant of a bug or flu tore through my household yesterday and last night. Everyone got hit by it. It hit me late last night. I was sitting here feeling perfectly fine. A hot flash hit me out of the blue. My whole body went tingly. My stomach and abdomen muscles spasmed into a knot. A wave of intense nausea hit.

This all happened in maybe 3 or 4 seconds and was so bad that I was barely able to stand up and walk the few feet from my desk to my bed.

It was a rough night. Really rough night. I didn't get much rest until well after sunrise.

I've been awake for about two hours, so far, and I think it's passed. I still feel a little queasy. I'm sore as Hell and exhausted but I mostly feel better.

I'm caught up and as long as I am able to remain upright, I'll be here.

Oh and to be clear, I do not think it was anything more than a stomach bug.

posted on Mar, 18 2020 @ 03:22 PM
a reply to: Hefficide

Gotta watch what you eat. IME, when it hits like that something was rotten in the state Denmark - if you know what I mean ...

posted on Mar, 18 2020 @ 03:27 PM
a reply to: ketsuko

Possibly, but it hit a few family members earlier in the evening and, due to that, I opted to avoid what they'd had for dinner and made a bologna sandwich instead.

Then again, it wasn't long after I ate that the bad began, so who knows?

What I do know is that today is a fasting day. I've got some meal replacement shakes in the fridge and that's all that's on the menu for today.

posted on Mar, 18 2020 @ 03:29 PM
a reply to: Hefficide

Either way, that'll be good for your stomach to have a break.

posted on Mar, 18 2020 @ 05:15 PM
All of my income comes from the service industry (bars/restaurants/event venues). They're all closed in Denver for at least 8 weeks. Among bartending and hosting bar trivia weekly, I'm also self employed as a DJ, event planner/producer, and recent bar owner.

What now? Luckily, my family in tx want me to come help run a few companies since I HAVE ABSOLUTELY NO WORK WORK IN COLORADO. Dont really want to but at least I have it to fall back on. I cant count the number of friends and colleagues in Denver that are screwed. Fellow bar owners and friends have reached out telling me they probably cant re-open on may 11th. Many places have thrown out thousands of dollars of perishable food prepped for service that never happened.

So while my friends in Colorado have to figure out what to do, I'm currently in tx with family figuring out my own future.

Im pretty defeated atm. But I feel worse for those without support. This is all pretty surreal.

Good luck to all of you dealing with problems. Hopefully, this ends sooner than later.

posted on Mar, 18 2020 @ 05:36 PM
a reply to: Hefficide

Heff, you said this hit in 3 or 4 seconds?

I get it, as I am pretty accustomed to the hairpin turns.
A-and it can go away just as quick!
Hell, the entire house is scarred from the strikes.

Just wondering, when did you ‘get’ the ‘smart’ meter?
They take a bit of getting used to...
but we don’t talk about that.

“It’s a significant enough game in a number of ways.
The terrible speed of the ball, the physics of the track,
and in the middle of it all, men, playing by an odd set of rules....

Can’t wait to test pilot 5G.

# 1077

edit on 18-3-2020 by TheWhiteKnight because: ...this is not a game a man is supposed to

posted on Mar, 18 2020 @ 05:38 PM
a reply to: DevolutionEvolvd

I wish I had something concrete to offer that was a bit more solid than positive thoughts and hopeful assumptions. Sadly I don't.

The best I can come up with is that you're definitely not in that boat alone - a lot of people are. Maybe most people or soon to be most people.

How it all pans out? I can't say except that I personally can't imagine this not leading to some sort of pause or reset, economically speaking. The banks, corporations and Wall St have had their bail-outs, several times over in fact. This time it's the people who need a Mulligan.

Given the number of empty homes still sitting around from the last financial dust-up and the average debt most of us carry I feel like it's in the best interest of those in control of such decisions to offer some meaningful grace periods and a chance for the people to get a leg back up.

posted on Mar, 18 2020 @ 06:11 PM
Fact: Wim Hof was the first person in human history known to have an immune system that was able to resist E-coli without getting sick. The next known cases were the 12 volunteers that he trained.
Think about it. Before him no human, ever, no matter how strong immune system they had, whether they had a healthy diet, trained, exercised, meditated, took vitamins, NO ONE, EVER beat E-coli before him.
You don't have to be a genius to understand what that means. Are you beginning to understand who are going to be the survivors on this planet a year from now? The ones that have CONSCIOUS CONTROL over their immune systems. How? It is simpler than washing your hands with sanitizer. All you need is: FULLY IN, LET GOOOOOOO!

posted on Mar, 18 2020 @ 06:14 PM
Thank you for this Heff, personally having a really rough time with the psychological impact of all this, this thread bought a tear to my eye. Much needed. God bless us all. a reply to: Hefficide

posted on Mar, 18 2020 @ 06:15 PM
It’s been a gloomy day here in UK, what with schools closing until further notice and promises of much tougher times to come...
I am usually upbeat and fairly rational but today this situation has hit me like a sledgehammer.
While I’m grateful to have a job, and one that I can work from home too, my work is my escape and working at home with 2 young children is gonna be tough.
It’s my job to support and advise NHS staff and their health, from Consultants to i was inundated with calls and I am feeling overwhelmed.

It’s going to be a struggle ATS...I wish I could find my positivity

Thanks for the thread Heff
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posted on Mar, 18 2020 @ 07:53 PM
I don't really have a real life 'sounding board' nearby, so this post is nice to see right now, thanks OP.

So far I have managed to keep myself calm and collected, it helped a great deal that I started paying attention back in January. I was able to buy a little extra of all the essentials at each grocery trip up to now, so that I haven't had to go out among the hordes and I should be set for myself, teen, 2 dogs and chickens. I've started seeds for this year's garden. I've tried to keep busy getting things done. Hope for the best, prepare for the worst. That's pretty much been my mantra as this issue has escalated, it's helped me stay calm and rational.

But now, stuck at home and I feel a tremendous weight of dread. I feel like it's going to get very bad and lots of people are going to lose their lives and their livelihood . I'm really nervous about all the extra purchases of guns and ammunition. I'm a gun person, but it frightens me seeing photos of people lining up out the door to purchase guns and ammo. Mostly that frightens me because they are that scared. Scared people do foolish things.

Central NC, my dogs had a vet appointment today. I called yesterday to see if they still wanted me to come in, and they said yes and that they were spacing out appts to minimize people in waiting areas. Went in, one older 70+ couple with their dog was arriving at the same time. They went in first and we gave each other a wide berth, then went on opposite ends of the room to wait. My young pup was being rowdy (bad) so we went into an exam room first. Two techs came in, no masks and tended to my dogs. It was a small room, I crammed myself into a corner and tried to breathe as little as possible. Finished that, went out to the front desk to pay. three people were crammed behind the desk. Safe to say if one of those employees gets sick, they all will, and however many clients they have.

I shouldn't have to leave again for quite some time, but now all I can do is sit here and wonder what life is going to be like in 2,4,6 months? How bad, really, could it get? Quarantines for a year? Societal collapse? Riots? Or a simple recovery? Whether or not I am ready to handle whatever comes my way? Have I done enough as a mom to keep my kid safe? Is there more that I could be doing?

My other mantra: "Just keep swimming" -Dorie

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