Your mental health during the Coronavirus crisis

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.
Well I hope we can all support each other on this forum. Whether we are self isolating or just struggling with the whole scenario.
 

StBob072

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Well I hope we can all support each other on this forum. Whether we are self isolating or just struggling with the whole scenario.
Cheers matey. I feel for you in your current situation, but I look at it this way: You're intelligent enough to know if you're putting yourself at risk - hope for fine weather and get out in it as much as possible, even if you have to do it alone! (Unless there's a good reason for being told not to!)
 
There's no one about the town, the roads are clear, my neighbours have self isolated so I don't have to talk to the pricks and I'm working from home , I've discovered 6 new porn websites already.

Apart from the mass casualties I'm having a great time.
 
Well I hope we can all support each other on this forum. Whether we are self isolating or just struggling with the whole scenario.
If I do any more self isolating my wrists are going to fall off, we might have another 18 months of this yet
 
Mine has just been dealt a crushing blow, a teacher version of a poem that has certain similarities to a poem commonly posted on here around christmas.

I'm not posting it here out of sheer embarrassment for my profession.
 
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.
I have (had) chronic sleep apnoea (avg 55 AHIs per night!)

I am using a Phillips CPAP machine now and often 0 AHIs per night, and no more than 9 if I've had a few beers.

You will be told to self-isolate for 12 weeks. I have some other minor health issues that are on the list for home euthanasia self isolation. I am into week 2 now. I'm on full pay and all allowances.

And I'm loving it. I've got a powerful gaming PC*, Netflix, Amazon, Now TV and YouTube. The car is fully fuelled and most of the supermarkets are restocked and you can get what you need, if not always what you desire.

I live in Croydon. I don't want to go outside much anyway. There will probably be a dramatic drop in stabbings in London now.

Also, since I'm at home, I have volunteered to foster a kitten or cat prior to rehoming.

I don't give two shits about my UKBF job as it has been run into the ground by successive governments, but I will miss some of the people I work with. But we are in regular contact by phone and social media.

It's scary, but it's better than being bored and frustrated at work, in a shitty air-conditioned office with useless IT and broken furniture at a filthy airport. I think I am going to enjoy retirement in a decade.

*I went outside yesterday. There was no wifi and the graphics were shit.
 
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I have (had) chronic sleep apnoea (avg 55 AHIs per night!)

I am using a Phillips CPAP machine now and often 0 AHIs, and no more than 9 if I've had a few beers.

You will be told to self-isolate for 12 weeks. I am into week 2 now.
BUGGER!!! Have you bothered with the Dreammapper bluetooth thingy? mine wont connect. To be honest at the mo it's the bloody machine that keeps waking me up. I think the pressure is to high (10).
 
If I do any more self isolating my wrists are going to fall off, we might have another 18 months of this yet
Lucky you. It's my whole arm that's about to go, if this keeps up. I'm almost out of socks.

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.
The government's initial advice was to walk around the block, or somesuch, if you can maintain a safe distance from others.
 
BUGGER!!! Have you bothered with the Dreammapper bluetooth thingy? mine wont connect. To be honest at the mo it's the bloody machine that keeps waking me up. I think the pressure is to high (10).
Mine works fine. Perhaps uninstall and re-install? Have you tried RAMP mode? When I first started using mine I felt like a lorry tyre being inflated, but ramp mode starts low and builds up to a balanced pressure after 30 minutes
 
The things I depended on to get me through my depression - support networks and social groups - have all gone for the foreseeable future, so **** knows whether I'd even be alive a month from now.

The same could be said for a million other people.
 
Mine works fine. Perhaps uninstall and re-install? Have you tried RAMP mode? When I first started using mine I felt like a lorry tyre being inflated, but ramp mode starts low and builds up to a balanced pressure after 30 minutes
Thanks. Haven't tried the ramp yet, I'll give it a go.
 
The things I depended on to get me through my depression - support networks and social groups - have all gone for the foreseeable future, so **** knows whether I'd even be alive a month from now.

The same could be said for a million other people.

Well, at least you've got... well... err.. *cough* um...

...Well, ARRSE, for a start!

And, remember what Jesus said - "The meek shall inherit The Earth"! (That's nice, innit - 'cos they have an 'ell of a time...)
 
The things I depended on to get me through my depression - support networks and social groups - have all gone for the foreseeable future, so **** knows whether I'd even be alive a month from now.

The same could be said for a million other people.
"so **** knows whether I'd even be alive a month from now". Before it gets to that stage please talk to people. Whether that's on here or bending the ear of who ever's on shift at the Samaritans. There is other organisation you can talk to too.

Even if it feels like it, you're never alone. This Rocky quote has got me through some dark moments.

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Well, at least you've got... well... err.. *cough* um...

...Well, ARRSE, for a start!
Yes, where would I be without ARRSE? PornHub, probably. Or XHamster.


"so **** knows whether I'd even be alive a month from now". Before it gets to that stage please talk to people. Whether that's on here or bending the ear of who ever's on shift at the Samaritans. There is other organisation you can talk to too.

Funny thing is I already did. You know what they said? They said I should get out the house, mix with like-minded people, limit my time on social media, carry on going to the gym and doing voluntary work. That's what I did, and it kept me going. Going to Mass meant an hour focussed on something outside my own little world.

The absolute worst thing a suicidal person can do is withdraw from friends, colleagues and relatives.
 

crusader80

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Yes, where would I be without ARRSE? PornHub, probably. Or XHamster.





Funny thing is I already did. You know what they said? They said I should get out the house, mix with like-minded people, limit my time on social media, carry on going to the gym and doing voluntary work. That's what I did, and it kept me going. Going to Mass meant an hour focussed on something outside my own little world.

The absolute worst thing a suicidal person can do is withdraw from friends, colleagues and relatives.
Voluntary yes unless a retreat this is imposed more and making people feel guilty for being alive.
 
Yes, where would I be without ARRSE? PornHub, probably. Or XHamster.





Funny thing is I already did. You know what they said? They said I should get out the house, mix with like-minded people, limit my time on social media, carry on going to the gym and doing voluntary work. That's what I did, and it kept me going. Going to Mass meant an hour focussed on something outside my own little world.

The absolute worst thing a suicidal person can do is withdraw from friends, colleagues and relatives.
Like you say withdrawal is the worst thing. So people need to find someway to work around the isolation. Maybe using Skype or some other face to face software so that there is personal interaction not just a voice on the phone.

Find out if your church can do podcasts or if someone who you know from church could do it for you. If your church has a social media page get in touch with people through that and see what could be done.

Find a decent radio station that plays stuff you like. Or listen to audio books. Anything to take your mind of it.

If I understand the advice at the moment if you don't have the virus you can still go outside and do stuff is just you have to have a 6 foot exclusion zone.
 
Find out if your church can do podcasts or if someone who you know from church could do it for you. If your church has a social media page get in touch with people through that and see what could be done.

Most the local churches are doing that. One thing that sort of left me feeling extremely pissed off is the support network our churches had simply folded and abandoned the people who needed us the most. I was under the illusion that we'd organise and alleviate the suffering. Now I'm banging out emails to all the old people in my contacts list, because there's a good chance nobody else is.
I am worried sick about them, and about what's going to happen to countless others during and after this crisis.
 
Most the local churches are doing that. One thing that sort of left me feeling extremely pissed off is the support network our churches had simply folded and abandoned the people who needed us the most. I was under the illusion that we'd organise and alleviate the suffering. Now I'm banging out emails to all the old people in my contacts list, because there's a good chance nobody else is.
I am worried sick about them, and about what's going to happen to countless others during and after this crisis.
That's your release valve! Put all your energy/efforts into helping the others. Although you should use this as your own support mechanism, don't let it consume you, in so much as you become ill over stressing out.

Try and get others on board and set up your own network so your not taking it all on yourself.

As an aside, although my replies are fairly lucid I am not trained in psychology in anyway shape or form.
 
That's your release valve! Put all your energy/efforts into helping the others. Although you should use this as your own support mechanism, don't let it consume you, in so much as you become ill over stressing out.

Try and get others on board and set up your own network so your not taking it all on yourself.

As an aside, although my replies are fairly lucid I am not trained in psychology in anyway shape or form.
You'd be surprised what ideas come back when you bounce a problem onto someone. It's something I'll try again.
 

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