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Mental health and CoVid-19

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    SnuggyBear wrote: »
    It does seem to be a grim future ahead. It's hard to be positive, the world has changed completely. I can't even see people smile in work anymore. What kind of crap life is this?


    Most of my colleagues manage to have some fun at work, but myself I have a very hard time to think positive and have a smile.
    I only see dark ahead, because I know that we won't ever go back to the life pre-pandemic, the new life will be much sadder, I know that for sure!


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    Most of my colleagues manage to have some fun at work, but myself I have a very hard time to think positive and have a smile.
    I only see dark ahead, because I know that we won't ever go back to the life pre-pandemic, the new life will be much sadder, I know that for sure!

    You absolutely do not know this for sure. I am living in the US and have been at 2 indoor events in the last month at which there were 20,000 other people. We no longer have to wear masks or socially distance at work.

    I am lucky enough to be living in an area where the governor took strong decisive action in March of 2020 and since then the general public have done what they can in staying at home, and for over 12 months, wearing masks and socially distancing at all times in public. And when the opportunity came to get vaccinated, most people took it.
    I'm not suggesting you or others in Ireland haven't done this (though I know mask wearing wasn't near as wide spread) but my experience shows that with the right approach, normality can and does return.

    The last 15 months has also shown us that just wishing a problem away doesn't make it happen and empty words from politicians or influential stakeholders are of no value if there isn't logic or purpose to them. Humans have faced crisis before, and will again, and normality has returned sooner or later.


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    You absolutely do not know this for sure. I am living in the US and have been at 2 indoor events in the last month at which there were 20,000 other people. We no longer have to wear masks or socially distance at work.
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    Humans have faced crisis before, and will again, and normality has returned sooner or later.

    I do know that nothing will be like it was pre-pandemic, simply because this crisis will last years, we're far from the end of it, new variants will show up, more fear will be instilled, and it will leave lots of marks and scars behind.
    We will all remember these years for the rest of our lives. How could such a heavy memory let us live our lives as they were before? A few habits and measures will remain, and they will make the future life different from what it was pre-pandemic, so it won't be the normality we knew.

    The years we have lost, and all the opportunities connected with them, will never come back, and this will make me and other people sad for sure.

    A new normality, or any other thing that doesn't look like it is now, will return for sure, but it won't be what I (or others) liked to have.
    That's why I say I do know.


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    I do know that nothing will be like it was pre-pandemic, simply because this crisis will last years, we're far from the end of it, new variants will show up, more fear will be instilled, and it will leave lots of marks and scars behind.
    We will all remember these years for the rest of our lives. How could such a heavy memory let us live our lives as they were before? A few habits and measures will remain, and they will make the future life different from what it was pre-pandemic, so it won't be the normality we knew.

    The years we have lost, and all the opportunities connected with them, will never come back, and this will make me and other people sad for sure.

    A new normality, or any other thing that doesn't look like it is now, will return for sure, but it won't be what I (or others) liked to have.
    That's why I say I do know.

    You are right that this is a life-altering event but maybe expand your perspective beyond Ireland, really look at what's happening in other countries. We're in a unique situation here in that we've had the most severe lockdown in Europe and we're now maintaining more restrictions than elsewhere. Nphet has taken an ultra-cautious approach, informed by the fragility of our healthcare system. In many other countries things ARE pretty much back to normal. They'll never forget this horrible time but they've moved on. We are waaaay behind.


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    I also think you could do with spending less time on the Coronavirus threads here on boards. I'm convinced that in their own way, they're doing every bit as much harm to people's mental health as the restrictions themselves. The negativity, doom-mongering, conspiracy theories and anger in there is toxic and needs to be taken in small doses. When boards goes read-only for a day or two this week, there will be some people who won't know how to fill their days because the Coronavirus forums have become part of their daily routine.

    Perhaps your colleagues are happier because they're not reading boards?


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    For the sake of my mental health, can a mod ban me from this forum? My previously requested ban has gone away since the site update



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    History says otherwise. Things got back to normal fairly quickly after previous pandemics. People hit hard by SARS in the last decade also just got on with it but with a better pandemic response system in place. It will be fine



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    I think that the lockdown has effected the positive people harder than the mentally ill. Reason? If you are mentally ill, another day is another day regardless of lockdown or not. If you are a positive person, the lockdown means a restriction on your ambition and zest.

    I would not class the SARS as a pandemic. 700 deaths over 2 years in 30 countries amounts to little under a death per day over the 2 years.



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    If you cling to that view then for you it will be true. FNo years have been lost. Lived differently. As others are saying things will be different but still can be good. And we can choose that. ..Old saying.. One man looking through prison bars.. One saw the mud, the other the stars... We choose where we look... The stars are always there. As is the mud of course. I was awake in the night thinking about all this, here in my third year of total isolation. Of how much we have in reality. I for one have never gone hungry or lacked a roof over my head. I can walk. Can see. and so on. I have had fifty years of serious health issues but still life is good. Even now. We will all get through this. We really will .



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    If I remember right, Irish Stones is American.


    Here in Ireland we have seen so much sheer courage in all this. So much stamina and what we in Yorkshire I am English but in Ireland over twenty years used to call grit and gumption. In the face of all that covid has thrown at us here. My faith family has lost seven of our beloved members to covid in India working to save babies. We honour their memory and all the suffering here by lifting our faces and telling covid what we think of it and living our iives in every way open to us. Mourn but do not let grief ruin any more,



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    My mental health has deteriorated due to covid 19. So I went to the GP and I was after a referral to the public mental health system.


    Sadly, my GP informed me that no such thing exists here in Ireland. I am from the Netherlands where we do have that, so it was just yet another great disappointment in this country.


    Oh and no I am also not getting vaccinated, I have way more serious issues to attend to such as my mental health. Now I am just taking a cold shower every morning to fix that up. And before the xenophobes tell me to 'go back to where you came from !' no because my employer won't allow me to.



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    Surely if Covid is impacting your mental health, the best thing you could do to improve your mental health is to take the biggest step towards protecting yourself from Covid.

    I'm double vaccinated and that has massively increased my confidence in going about my daily business and starting to enjoy going to shows and sporting events and other things like eating out again.



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    But I already do those things if I wish to do them. I am not afraid of covid, as I am also not afraid to die.


    Now I do have to say I am generally not one to enjoy a night out in a big packed club, going to festivals or sporting matches and the like. Didn't do that much before covid either.



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    This is a thread to help people with their mental health so I apologise in advance if I appear to be challenging you, it is not my intent to attack you directly or anything.

    But in your second to last post, you said that your mental health has been affected because of Covid, in you last post you said that you are not afraid of Covid. Whatever the reasons that Covid has impacted your mental health, whether it is risk of you getting it, or impact of others getting it, the path to putting Covid behind us requires as many people as possible in getting vaccinated. We all want the same thing, surely we should do what we can to bring that about.



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    Not getting vaccinated is really going to help you here bud 😣



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