Mental health

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  1. Le Chef

    Le Chef Well-Known Member Donor

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    Is everyone okay? I'm not asking anyone to say it out loud. But ...

    I suspect that covid, the years of isolation, and Jan 6, plus climate arguments, the political arguments here, etc., are insidiously stressing some of us out and making some of us crazy, and we don't know it. Yes including me. Am I like the frog in the boiling water. Are you? How would we now?

    The head of Atlanta's Mass transit system just commited suicide. By all that I can see, he was on top of the world. If it (undetected depression) can affect this person, it can happen to anyone.

    I need to step off the gas pedal around here and hope I haven't added to anyone's stress level.

    https://www.google.com/amp/s/www.ajc.com/news/atlanta-news/breaking-marta-ceo-jeff-parker-has-died/QCX3EFKDTFB4BFUV3D75IDYSC4/?outputType=amp
     
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    Eh, the whole ordeal is like retiring....
     
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    Honestly? I gave up. I just can't do it anymore. So I'm redoing my entire career, trying to fix things around so next time it gets better.
     
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    It's been inspirational!

    We were becoming quite complacent in our assumptions of perpetual good and easy times, so it's been a very welcome reminder to keep focused on building resilience, and to stay excited about our increasing independence.

    I can't say I've spent more than five minutes thinking about my 'mental health' in the past two years. For me the pandemic has been a practical problem, not an emotional one.
     
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    It is - in a good way! At least it's allowed some of the joy of not fronting up to the office every day :p
     
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    Speaking clinically only .. I think isolation has been the primary issue for people. The stark difference in the experience of lockdowns between those with families, and those living alone, is good evidence of that. Many people (with families) have actually gained mental health - as a result of having time to smell the roses, but without fear of alone-ness. I would say it's a most salient lesson, and one worth taking on board personally going forward. Living alone only ever works when everything is utterly perfect. The slightest chaos or challenge, and it falls apart very ****ing quickly.

    With respect to the deceased head of transport, there's very little likelihood that this guy's suicide was purely a result of the pandemic and/or the times. Let's call it the old 'co-morbidities'. Likely he wasn't a well man for many many years.
     
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    Well that's just nuts!
     
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    Just recently a poster here informed me that he despised me.

    While I could care less I could not help but ponder on the fact that if you despise someone on an internet forum simply for having a different political opinion you are probably taking the forum a little bit too seriously.

    I can count the people I despise on less than one hand and they truly earned it.
     
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    Wow ... what a ****** :(

    I'm sorry that happened to you, Fatty.
     
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    FatBack Well-Known Member

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    Well thank you for that, I actually found it rather entertaining.
     
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    " We're all nuts around here ... "
     
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    Good old Martin Clunes...he is actually always cool as the proverbial cucumber and quietly funny too.

    Wille I am getting tired of those who warn people of disturbing their mental health when they want something, I feel most for the children who have had to endure the difficulties of socialising normally with the upsets in their education.
    There was a politician who told children earlier not to kill their granny by getting too close. It freaked out millions of small children and that idiot politician is still working.
    Apparently in the UK there are hundreds of thousands of school children who need counselling. And unfortunately they gee each other up via the internet, because that is what children do.
    It is really a storm that is coming.
     
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    He sent you a PM saying that???

    I had a commie say "H8 you, Chef" on another board. Not privately. I guess "H8" is milennial-ese for "hate." Anyway he was having a hard time of it, and on a road to hell (communism), and I just felt sorry for him.
     
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    I think you bring up a very important issue, Chef - and thank you for doing so.

    I have maintained my sanity but have had to deal with death and serious illness of family members from a distance. That was a challenge.
     
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    No he said it openly.
    I guess he thought I cared.
     
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    I mean it's funny as far as the dooche goes (the special dears are mostly hilarious, after all), but still.
     
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    How do regular home-schooled kids manage to avoid counselling?
     
  18. James California

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    ~ This could be an understatement. Canada - much like the USA - are civilized and compliant, willing to trust government. Look at how quickly that has changed. Cuba is also another example.
     
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    Do they?
     
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    Mental health

    ~ Get it while you can. They ain't makin' any more of it !
     
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    I'm fine. This whole pandemic thing hasn't been hard on me. Plus, I'm mentally strong, plus I have monthly appointments with a talk therapist and a psych doctor (for related mental health conditions). But, yes, this pandemic change hasn't been a problem for me.

    Oh, and hey! Look what I found on YouTube:

    Or, in other words, if you snap you can always check yourself into a psych ward/mental health hospital.
    :)
     
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    Yes they do. The majority actually do rather well.
     
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    Regular home schooling does not indicate more or less mental illness.
    Many children who don't go to school have great trouble making healthy social relationships.
     
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    While some have integrated very nicely, there is a 'competitive' edge that some miss.

    And calling what exists today as 'healthy social relationships' a good thing among kids is questionable at best. While there was bullying, 'mean girls' and the like all through time, it wasn't the norm, nor are kids armed to deal with it. The 'don't tell the child no' idea of child rearing hasn't done them any favors.
     
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    Your reply is desperate, making huge assumptions in a subject you know nothing about.
    Parents who home school are not the "don't tell the child no" as part of a package you have put together.
    Parents home school for many reasons including the physical health of the child, the standard of the local schools compared to very intellectually challenged OR gifted expectations, the parents who have to relocate often such as military families.
    Parents who are aware of the potential social difficulties experienced through age related brain development, search out clubs and associations which operate outside school environments.
    Just see the mental issues children have experienced during isolation due to Covid.
     
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