Your mental health during the Coronavirus crisis

Oyibo

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It's not a thread drift it the issue affects the mental health of those involved in the fight against covid19.

Was at a health centre the day, various staff groups there, all feeling slighly bewildered at the sudden accleration over the weekend.
Friday it was basically stick up posters saying do not enter if you've a fever or cough.
Monday, it's no one to attend unless an emergency, preparing isolation rooms.
But all the different staff groups had slightly different instructions depending upon their managerial structure and interpretation of the guidance. And said guidance is changing daily.

I would say that overall, we thought we had more time, we have not been issued the kit, and are feeling under pressure.
Would that not be in line with the strategy of suppressing cases to allow the NHS to be prepared? (Understand it must be difficult for those on the front line though.)
 
I can see an increase in agoraphobia after this it will be on different levels but the mix of fear and isolation could potentially trigger something in certain people
 
I can see an increase in agoraphobia after this it will be on different levels but the mix of fear and isolation could potentially trigger something in certain people
Agoraphobia tends to develop progressively, as the sufferer develops a habit of avoiding one stressor after another. The world gets smaller until the sufferer is too anxious to leave the home.

I wonder what a month's isolation would do on a societal level, though? How would it affect the people being asked to self-isolate in Britain? Would there come a point where most of them decide the quality of life isn't worth it?
 

Fang_Farrier

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Would that not be in line with the strategy of suppressing cases to allow the NHS to be prepared? (Understand it must be difficult for those on the front line though.)
I can understand the theory but it is not consistent.

There's no point in a health centre if the GPs have banned all but emergency patients (and even they have to be Covid19 symptom free) if the dentist is allowing all and sundry in provided they don't have a cough.
 

Fang_Farrier

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on a purely personal level, this is creating a huge dichotomy for me, I have spent my life in health care.

I have spent decades treating those patients others would not.

My career is built upon not being risk averse, a bit cavalier perhaps. Helping outside my own area of expertise on many occasions.

And now, given the nature of this virus, that attitude could cause a lot of harm.

I have colleagues who have cancelled all their patients and are sitting on their arses, safe in the knowledge that they are salaried.

That however is not in my nature.

And this is where the risk to my mental health comes in.

And from discussions with various GPs, nurses and others, it is not uncommon at all.
 
The Mrs is the Head of the Resuscitation service for our local health board, they mainly teach advanced life support etc but do have a clinical role.
Mrs has said that her service will probably shut down temporarily and her and her staff will be redeployed into the high dependancy and Intensive care units.

It's just a case of waiting to see how many infected people get brought into the hospital.
 

blimey69

Swinger
Don't forget about the elderly in your local community during this crisis, go and visit them on a regular basis and make sure you have bullied them into putting you in their will.
Or, as could be popular chav opinion soon. Get a key cut to check and help while they are not affected by the cava virus. Once they are, wait. Then cherry pick....
I actually heard some oiks discuss the issue. Feckin Weatherspoons..
 

crusader80

Swinger
The fear is natural and sometimes finding ways to express can be helpful An old adage has factual reality we think we are in charge until we realise we are not then we need courage to be truthful with ourselves. Paddle like a duck...
 
The fear is natural and sometimes finding ways to express can be helpful An old adage has factual reality we think we are in charge until we realise we are not then we need courage to be truthful with ourselves. Paddle like a duck...
I express my fear by drinking can and shouting at bins, and sometimes at pigeons if I feel they deserve it.
 

crusader80

Swinger
lol@pidgeons bins i have reasons to shout at the wastage and enjoy the beer
 
I express my fear by drinking can and shouting at bins, and sometimes at pigeons if I feel they deserve it.

No you don't. You express your fear by putting your hands on top of your head and wetting yourself. The nearest you've come to shouting at a bin was when you tried to teach the one in the dining room to play chess.
 
My mental health isn't the problem.

I've always accepted that I'm on the outer limits of "normal"

SWMBO says that I just need to continue being my normal grumpy, anti-social self and I will be fine.
 
My mental health was okay as of my previous post #23. I am now starting to get stressed out by my colleagues at work who are telling me I have no choice but to self isolate.

Apparently the government and my company's advice is that anyone with a BMI over 40 is to self isolate for 12 weeks. Being a short egg on legs fat knacker (as per my avatar) my BMI is 42.4.

I'm on night shift now and will see my manager in the morning on handover. The thing is I don't want to self isolate, one reason being I live alone and it's bad enough when I'm off shift.

The thing is we are being told not to socialise, so it's going to get pretty lonely If I have to isolate. I'm worried my mental health might start to suffer.

If my company want me to go then they are going to have to send me home or tell me not to come in.

Am I being selfish by not self isolating?
 
My mental health was okay as of my previous post #23. I am now starting to get stressed out by my colleagues at work who are telling me I have no choice but to self isolate.

Apparently the government and my company's advice is that anyone with a BMI over 40 is to self isolate for 12 weeks. Being a short egg on legs fat knacker (as per my avatar) my BMI is 42.4.

I'm on night shift now and will see my manager in the morning on handover. The thing is I don't want to self isolate, one reason being I live alone and it's bad enough when I'm off shift.

The thing is we are being told not to socialise, so it's going to get pretty lonely If I have to isolate. I'm worried my mental health might start to suffer.

If my company want me to go then they are going to have to send me home or tell me not to come in.

Am I being selfish by not self isolating?
The government/NHS would be advising you personally if you're supposed to self-isolate.
However hard this might be for you (I'm finding it very difficult myself), please do it, for your own sake if you have an underlying condition. The people in ICU in Italy are having a bloody miserable time, by the looks of it.

If you're going to self-isolate, get out in the open when you can. If you need groceries, avoid the large stores.

You're not alone in this. I'm just about recovering from a severe depression, was dependent on being with multiple social groups, and I'm trying my best to get through this.
 
The government/NHS would be advising you personally if you're supposed to self-isolate.
However hard this might be for you (I'm finding it very difficult myself), please do it, for your own sake if you have an underlying condition. The people in ICU in Italy are having a bloody miserable time, by the looks of it.

If you're going to self-isolate, get out in the open when you can. If you need groceries, avoid the large stores.

You're not alone in this. I'm just about recovering from a severe depression, was dependent on being with multiple social groups, and I'm trying my best to get through this.
Aye, I've just fired off a e-mail to my GP asking if I have to self isolate as I have sleep apnoea and use a CPAP machine. I also had pneumonia a few years ago, and I suffer from chronic Rhinitis.

Apparently I've read tonight that the NHS are going to be writing to all the people whom they think are in the high risk group and telling them to self isolate.

I'll have to wait to see if I get a reply from my e-mail or an official letter. I don't think I will be classed as high risk though.
 

StBob072

LE
Book Reviewer
If you're going to self-isolate, get out in the open when you can. If you need groceries, avoid the large stores.
Surely that's just "social distancing" rather than self-isolating. It's all a bit confusing :confused:

I'm also getting a bit paranoid about what I should or shouldn't do, to the point where I'm getting myself in a state.
 

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