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Old 31-10-2020, 10:47 AM   #1
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The Covid/Lockdown Support thread

I'm sorry if this isn't allowed but I know that Covid is playing on our minds and, as things are escalating again (at least for us here in the UK), I wondered if it would be helpful to have a specific thread for us to support each other through the pandemic and lockdowns.

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Old 31-10-2020, 07:12 PM   #2
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Great idea - how are you doing?







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Old 31-10-2020, 10:13 PM   #3
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All for it!

How are people doing/feeling re lockdown?
I feel like it's necessary, but am dreading it.





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Old 31-10-2020, 11:37 PM   #4
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this might be horrible but i wish we would have another lockdown. maybe less humans would get sick and die.



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Old 31-10-2020, 11:37 PM   #5
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No plans for Scotland to go back into lockdown as of yet, although from Tuesday we’re not allowed to travel outside of our council area unless essential. I’m worried about panic buying again

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Old 01-11-2020, 12:36 AM   #6
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It's not horrible, Camden.
I share the sentiment and had been hoping for another lockdown, doesn't mean you're enjoying it or oblivious of the downsides and negative effects.

I completely forgot about Scotland having different restrictions.
The UK is super confusing to me.





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Old 01-11-2020, 12:39 AM   #7
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What is it you're dreading about lockdown, Lana?

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Old 01-11-2020, 11:33 AM   #8
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I don’t know if I should join this thread as although I feel isolated with uni, it’s no more different than the last 34 years of life. The main upside is that I don’t have turn up to any activities which what I am glad about and my course is is still running.



Have you ever confused a dream with life? Or stolen something when you have the cash? Have you ever been blue? Or thought your train moving while sitting still? Maybe I was just crazy. Maybe it was the 60's. Or maybe I was just a girl... interrupted.
I know what it's like to want to die. How it hurts to smile. How you try to fit in but you can't. How you hurt yourself on the outside to try to kill the thing on the inside. I tried groups, didn't work out just made my depression a lot worse.

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Old 01-11-2020, 11:56 AM   #9
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I'm disappointed that we're having a lockdown, though i expected it, because it's longer until i can hug my sister.



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Old 01-11-2020, 12:11 PM   #10
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I'm really, really struggling with not having left the house for seven days and still having to isolate completely until Tuesday (although my wife is still considered infectious until thursday so I will probably stay indoors until then).
We're all feeling exhausted and rough but I'm also feeling low and lonely.

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Old 01-11-2020, 12:23 PM   #11
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By the way, I'm not saying my situation is even close to other people's.



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Old 01-11-2020, 12:45 PM   #12
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I don't even feel sad it's happening again, yes, feel sad for peoples jobs but being isolated for such a long time it's like a walk in the park to me. It must be so difficult for people who. like socialising and meeting up.



Have you ever confused a dream with life? Or stolen something when you have the cash? Have you ever been blue? Or thought your train moving while sitting still? Maybe I was just crazy. Maybe it was the 60's. Or maybe I was just a girl... interrupted.
I know what it's like to want to die. How it hurts to smile. How you try to fit in but you can't. How you hurt yourself on the outside to try to kill the thing on the inside. I tried groups, didn't work out just made my depression a lot worse.

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Old 01-11-2020, 01:20 PM   #13
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You can do this, Luna. You've done seven days so far so that's half way there. Maybe you could plan some activities for the next week to keep you entertained indoors? Do you have a garden at all? When I was isolating for a month at the beginning of all this I found having a routine to my day was helpful, especially getting some sort of exercise in.

Like others, lockdown isn't a huge issue for me as I don't tend to go many places anyway and I'm incredibly lucky to have a job and know that I also won't lose it because of lockdown. My family are all a long way away so I'm used to not seeing them so much but my main interaction used to be with my friend's children. I miss their hugs.

The stress of going places that are bad enough in normal times is higher though, like food shopping and going to the chemist. And the worry of people suffering job and money wise... and my mum going into hospital for other stuff too. It's hard to comprehend the state of the world right now and see that things will improve in the long term.

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When this first thing first started back in March, it sent me into mental health crisis which landed me in a+e and the mental health unit, but now its been a few months i have realised its not so bad, yes it's isolating that I am not seeing my friends from uni and only via zoom, but I am not panicky worried about it like i was previously.

I have been on my own a very long time, so it's not exactly new to me. it's ony when family members say rubbish such as "you should go and make friends in your town centre theres loads of places of for you to join?" Then I look at the form thinking this in interesting to find out, I am too old to join (it's for teenagers) or I am too young for OAPS or is for adults with learning diabilities. Don't they realise that a majority of the learning disabeld people, I know in my town are ex clients of mine from previous jobs.... when willl people learn? I will not mix with them.

And theres the mental health support clubs, more like "symptom sharing club" all they seem to do is talk about their sodding symptoms like they are gold dust or talk about the most boring topics (weather, bargain hunt flog it, as the group are not allowed to talk about anything more unless it's triggering, i.e favourite foods is no go area.

There was nothing when i was teenager, either as I never studied dance or theatre studies.



Have you ever confused a dream with life? Or stolen something when you have the cash? Have you ever been blue? Or thought your train moving while sitting still? Maybe I was just crazy. Maybe it was the 60's. Or maybe I was just a girl... interrupted.
I know what it's like to want to die. How it hurts to smile. How you try to fit in but you can't. How you hurt yourself on the outside to try to kill the thing on the inside. I tried groups, didn't work out just made my depression a lot worse.

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Old 02-11-2020, 01:30 AM   #15
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That sounds incredibly hard, Luna.
Is there anything you found helpful during the first lockdown that you might fall back on again?
Let me know if you want a Skype or something. I know it's not making the loneliness go away and doesn't quite replace actually seeing people. It's a way to at least pass some time though I find.

For myself, I gotta admit I belong in the category people whose life doesn't change all that much in lockdown. Just ... that little bit still makes a difference to me, you know?
I am not exactly feeling emotionally stable atm, so this isn't really helpful.

Tamo- wanting to be able to hug your sister is completely understandable.
It's a bit miserable to not be able to express affection of any kind the way you usually would. There might be other ways to show love and support, but it's just not the same.





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Old 03-11-2020, 11:38 AM   #16
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I feel Really left alone in this thread



Have you ever confused a dream with life? Or stolen something when you have the cash? Have you ever been blue? Or thought your train moving while sitting still? Maybe I was just crazy. Maybe it was the 60's. Or maybe I was just a girl... interrupted.
I know what it's like to want to die. How it hurts to smile. How you try to fit in but you can't. How you hurt yourself on the outside to try to kill the thing on the inside. I tried groups, didn't work out just made my depression a lot worse.

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Old 03-11-2020, 11:48 AM   #17
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You might feel less alone if you offer support to others too? Companionship often needs to be mutual or it doesn't tend to work over the long-term.

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Old 03-11-2020, 11:58 AM   #18
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How are English residents feeling about the new lockdown?



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Old 03-11-2020, 12:00 PM   #19
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Let me know if you want a Skype or something. I know it's not making the loneliness go away and doesn't quite replace actually seeing people. It's a way to at least pass some time though I find.
I would love that! I miss you lotsly.

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I am not. Even bothered about companionship it’s tot like anyone would be friends with me



Have you ever confused a dream with life? Or stolen something when you have the cash? Have you ever been blue? Or thought your train moving while sitting still? Maybe I was just crazy. Maybe it was the 60's. Or maybe I was just a girl... interrupted.
I know what it's like to want to die. How it hurts to smile. How you try to fit in but you can't. How you hurt yourself on the outside to try to kill the thing on the inside. I tried groups, didn't work out just made my depression a lot worse.

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