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Mental health in the COVID-19 times

For some people, this time of lockdown that is a reality currently in our country because of Covid 19 has meant time off. Time to spend connecting with loved ones. 
Twenty One days away from work to focus on other things. Bliss. 

Like that exercising you have been putting off for the last however many years, it feels like you can finally lose all the weight in these 21 days. 
Time to learn a new skill like how to knit and make beautiful scarves for your children in preparation of winter.
It however, means quite the opposite for other people. 
For some people it means a loss of income and the anxiety, sadness or depression that comes with that. 
Some people have alot of childhood trauma related to coming from unhealthy and dysfunctional families. 
In these 21 days, they may be forced to spend lockdown with those families. 

Some may be physically isolated from other people because they live on their own and being alone can be traumatising and triggering for them.
The truth is that being out and about, at work, school or socially interacting with other people may keep alot of the mental health issues we have controlled or hidden. Being busy protects us from really facing who we are and what issues we are grappling with. In a way, not allowing us to really deal with the pain we carry in our hearts. 

Being forced to face and go through these alone might be traumatising without the tools a therapist might provide for instance.

What has been your experience? Share your experience with us.