Control?

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One of the major sources of stress, anxiety, and unhappiness comes from feeling as if your life is out of control.

— David Cottrell

In an news article found at: 1130 City News wrote about that the Canadian Mental Health Association is telling the feds that there could be an “echo pandemic” of mental illness.  The article gave a summary about the article, it listed three things.

SUMMARY:
  1. The CMHA is calling on the federal government for more funding to help people struggling with mental health issues
  2.  Association says feds need to help Canadians struggling now, before problem gets worse after COVID-19
  3.  If funding doesn’t come through, CMHA fears an ‘echo pandemic’ of mental health after the health crisis ends

I have paid attention to some interviews that the news has picked up from people who are keeping video diaries during this shutdown.  They all spoke about the anxiety they are feeling.

Some are expressing how they feel helpless because they cannot be with a family member or a friend during their dying hours.

It is a frightening thing to have feelings of not being in control.  Nerves become frayed, tempers flare, depression sets in, all manner of anxieties enters your life.  Physical and emotional abuse ticks up in calls to authorities.

Of what I understand here in Canada the government has already planned for four months of restrictions in place.  In America people are protesting the stay-at-home orders.

When I was living in Toronto that’s when things went spiraling out of control.  My doctor prescribed Prozac, which left me feeling numb.  I was a mess, living but not feeling.

When I first started having panic attacks I still can remember how I felt like everything was out of control.  This lead to my attempted suicide. 

I have no suggestions on how to handle the feeling of being out of control.  Circumstances widely vary from person to person, house to house.

So, all that I can do is brace for a long ride into fall!

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  1. cheriewhite

    I’ve been there many times and it’s no fun feeling out of control! Know that I’m thinking of and praying for you! We’re beginning to see the light at the end of the tunnel. COVID cases are slowly going down now. Hopefully the Lord won’t tarry much longer. Blessings to you!

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    1. rts – Facing the Challenges of Mental Health

      I am concerned though Cherie, some leaders are talking about easing the restrictions.
      I have the feeling we haven’t seen the worse yet.
      So, all I can do is give it to the Lord, He has larger shoulders!

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  2. SriCharita

    You have framed it really well. More power to you.
    Let’s connect over wordpress. Following you right away 🙂

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    1. rts – Facing the Challenges of Mental Health

      Thank you!
      I appreciate your feedback. It gives my spirit a lift!

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