James Wallace is a normal person of all appearances. But in his mid-twenties, he was diagnosed with a severe depressive disorder. That’s something he’s talking about in public now.
“Living in these times, it makes the job of depression much easier because we are isolated,” Wallace said.
Wallace knows coronavirus
the times we live can affect anyone, not just the person who is diagnosed with
mental health disorders.
“People who don’t have
the diagnosis is experiencing what I’ve experienced most of my life for some people
so far, “Wallace said.
He shared how he overcame it by focusing on certain aspects of his life such as spiritual, mental, and more.
“I take care of my physique which means to make the heart flow,” Wallace said. “I ride a bicycle every day as much as possible. My emotional health, being aware of that, how I interact with people whether it’s online or on the phone.”
Elizabeth Scrivner is a man
licensed professional counselor at Park Cities Counseling. He believes a lot
people feel different mental states caused by everything that exists
occur because of coronavirus.
“I think most people are in a condition of having anxiety and depression,” Scrivner said.
He suggested you have to take it
some time for self-care away from stressful family life.
“Sometimes you need to
walk around the block, “said Scrivner. “Or sometimes you have to sit there
car, or your bathroom, or your bed or cupboard. “
But most importantly he said to do something to feel you have done something.
“Take your next best step,” said Scrivner. “So, if that means waking up and you stay on your pj or Zoom in half pj, half jacket.”
Scrivner added, “You take one step forward and one step forward and one step back. In the end you start making your way out of there.”
The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention also says you must be good on your mind. CDC offers tips for dealing with stress during COVID-19 including for pausing, breathing, and paying attention to how you feel.
You must rest
Take time to sleep and exercise.
Reach out and stay connected.
By all means, seek help if overwhelmed or unsafe.
Finding help is important because
You are not alone in this matter.
“Very important for that
remember that there is a purpose for you to be on this planet, “Wallace said. “What
You will go through now not having to define you. “
If you or a loved one are at
need help You can contact the National Suicide Prevention Lifeline at 1-800-273-8255
You can also send the text “CONNECT”
KE 741741 at any time to reach volunteers who are trained and care for the National Crisis
Some other resources are
including below. For more information
just click their name.
BATON ROUGE – During the COVID-19 pandemic, Fire Department St. George and organizer of the City of St. George collaborated, collecting long-lasting for the Greater Baton Rouge Food Bank. The food bank has seen a decrease in donations due to orders to Stay at Home.
Both groups carried out a series of parade-like scrolls through certain neighborhoods over the weekend. They will host two more on May 16 and May 17.
“St. George always helps the community. Be it here, Baton Rouge or in the state. Whenever someone needs help, we will be there,” said the Captain. Guy Denicola from St. Firefighters George.
Five fire trucks guide volunteer trucks through the St Fire Protection District environment. George, encourage residents to give.
“With the pandemic that’s happening people are suffering, and I’ve actually been looking for a place to give,” said Darren Madaffari, who is making a financial contribution to the food bank. “Whenever there is an opportunity to give, I try. I feel this is our job. We are blessed with the resources to do it, so it’s best to share it too.”
This event is similar to their December Christmas parade, but of course this roll is designed to encourage residents to donate food to fellow neighbors in need.
The collection route is at St. Firefighting Site George and anyone who missed the event was welcomed to deliver food in barrels that would be stored in front of all the St. Fire Station. George at noon.
“We encourage social distance. We may not let you in, but if you knock and leave it at the door, we certainly appreciate that,” the Captain said. Denicola.
The Department also encourages those who can support the Greater Baton Rouge Food bank in monetary terms. To make a donation to a food bank or engage in voluntary work, Click here.
At a community center in Berlin’s Spandau district, two large rooms were filled with noise and the roar of sewing machines, colorful cloth rolls scattered on the table.
About a dozen migrants from countries including Iran and Afghanistan are busy making face masks to donate to the public – and their work is in great demand, with queues stretching down the stairs and out the front door.
Germany has made mandatory masks on public transportation and in many stores as part of measures to control the spread of the corona virus, which has claimed nearly 6,000 lives and caused huge restrictions on public life.
But according to project coordinator Afsaneh Afraze-Ketabi, this crisis has an unexpected negative side for many migrants living in Germany.
Engaging in voluntary work helps them to strengthen their relationships with the community, improve their language skills and build confidence, said the 36-year-old man from Iran.
“Many people have been given the courage to show their skills, show their faces … and strengthen their confidence.”
Germany has seen a large increase in the number of people coming from Syria, Afghanistan and Iraq, with more than one million coming between 2015 and 2016 alone.
The entry became a thorny political problem and sparked the rise of the controversial right-wing alternative party for Germany (AfD), now Germany’s largest opposition party.
Thomas Noppen, whose charity Go Volunteer manages a website that matches refugees with voluntary opportunities, wants to show that newcomers can make a positive contribution.
“Many participants see it as a culture given to doing charity,” he said.
Since April 2018, around 500 migrants have applied for voluntary work through the Engagierte Newcomer (Engaged Newcomers) website.
A new section dedicated to the current crisis – newcomer Gegen Corona (newcomer against Corona) – will be launched this week.
“We received a lot of feedback from the refugees that their main motivation was to ‘give back’ to the host community,” Noppen said.
This applies to Jamila Ahmadi, 45, from Afghanistan, who has sewed up to 50 masks a day for the Spandau project.
“Everyone must do something to help if they can,” he said through his own white and gold mask. “Germany is helping us, and now we want and must help the people.”
Across the city, in Oberschoeneweide, Abdulrahim Al Khattab has helped run the COVID-19 environmental volunteer project.
The 31-year-old man from Syria and his two friends have formed a Facebook group and posted notes in the hallways of their building asking if anyone needs help with grocery shopping, medicine or other necessities.
Before they came to Germany five years ago, Al Khattab and his friends volunteered in Syria, helping provide food, clothing, medicines and new homes for people displaced by the civil war.
“This experience taught us a lot,” he said. “In this difficult situation, we think of people (Germans) as we think of our people.”
Meanwhile, in the central district of Schoeneberg Berlin, a large pot full of lamb steak hissed in the kitchen of the empty restaurant Malakeh Jazmati.
With the door closed for customers, this 32-year-old man from Syria has decided to cook a free lunch for supermarket workers – whom he sees as a hero without a pandemic sign.
“I know they live in very difficult situations and they work under pressure, so I want to give them something,” he said.
Jazmati came to Germany in 2015 and opened her restaurant two years ago.
He will add rice and eggplants to the lamb to make one of his signature dishes, known as Makloubeh.
“Right now, volunteering is not something we want to do … or we don’t want to, it’s something we have to do,” he said.
“Everyone must do something now. We must be together.”
Mothers and boys wear masks and gloves on Tuesday morning and load new shopping carts with food in the Community Table Food Bank parking lot at the United Methodist Church Memorial Church in North Richland Hills.
“We’re only 4, 5, 6 miles from Southlake and Westlake, and there are people who can’t put food on the table,” chapter president Joan Shockley said. “They have a heart of gold, the people who manage this place. So they are our number one choice.”
The Lake Chapter of the Young Men’s Service League buys new shopping carts to help clients get kitchen goods into their cars. This chapter adds bonus contributions to the cart. With the help of Del Frisco in Southlake, the group bought food at a cost to fill a new shopping cart.
“They know we are taking the train,” said Shockley. “They didn’t know we would fill it with food.”
They filled the cart with fast food, staples and hard-to-find items, such as toilet paper. The $ 3,000 YMSL spent on donations has been allocated for group annual meals. COVID-19 makes them shift.
“Because of the coronavirus, we have to help this organization,” said Shockely’s 14-year-old son, Augustus. “I learned to be more grateful for what I have.”
“We hope this teaches them that it is their responsibility as people who live blessed lives, frankly, to help those in need around us in our community,” Shockly said. “In order for our boys to realize, hey, there is a greater need for things that we can do that aren’t all about me.”
“There is always a way to help people,” Augustus said. “No matter what.”
More than 50 new deaths due to COVID-19 were reported in Los Angeles County on Friday, and with 43% of the county’s deaths occurring in skilled nursing homes, new restrictions were imposed on all long-term care facilities to ban visitors and prohibit joint activities. in.
Another 52 deaths from coronavirus were reported on Friday by Barbara Ferrer, director of the district’s Department of Public Health, although that number included one death reported Thursday afternoon by the city of Pasadena, which has its own health agency.
Long Beach, which also has its own health agency, announced two additional deaths, bringing the total to 29 cities.
The new deaths bring the total area to 850. Ferrer said one death previously reported in the county turned out to be a resident of another jurisdiction.
Ferrer notes that 91% of people who have died of disease in the area have an underlying health condition.
Ferrer also reported 1,035 other confirmed COVID-19 cases, bringing the total to 18,517. Pasadena then reported six other cases, while Long Beach added 22 more cases, bringing the total area to 18,545.
A total of 293 institutional arrangements – including nursing homes, skilled nursing facilities, assisted living facilities, shelters, prisons and prisons – have at least one case. These institutions have accounted for a total of 5,339 cases, and 365 deaths, representing 43% of all corona virus deaths in the area. Most of the deaths were residents of skilled care facilities, where testing is being boosted starting Monday to include all residents and staff regardless of whether they show symptoms.
The continuing increase in cases and deaths in nursing homes pushed district health officials Friday to issue revised orders that apply to all “combined health care,” or long-term care, facilities, Ferrer said.
The order prohibits non-essential visitors to the facility, so that only important workers can enter.
“This postpones all joint meals and activities … to ensure that there is sufficient distance between the residents who live there,” Ferrer said. “Staff will be asked to always wear surgical masks and use personal protective equipment if appropriate. And residents also need to wear surgical masks or face masks when they are outside their private rooms.”
He said the increase in tests that would begin Monday was also part of the new health order, but the plan was announced earlier because of the continuing increase in cases and knowledge that people who were unconsciously infected could spread the disease even though they had no symptoms. .
Improved testing of all residents and nursing home workers, regardless of symptoms, is being carried out in conjunction with the city of Los Angeles. Ferrer said facilities with the most severe outbreaks would be given top priority, but all houses would get increased testing.
Nursing homes have been a concern since the outbreak began, given the close limits of patients and staff. This week, members of the California National Guard were deployed to four nursing homes in the county to assist with the operation, mainly due to lack of adequate staff as a result of the spread of the virus.
“We are not asking for the National Guard, but we are asking for help,” Ferrer said. “And the National Guards are great. We did ask the states to help us in staffing. The easiest thing for them to do is mobilize the National Guards and we are very grateful because they did. And they continue to give us support.”
On Friday, more than 108,000 people were tested for the corona virus in the area, with 15% positive, Ferrer said.
Ferrer announced Thursday that an average of 44 people had died of the corona virus during the previous 12 days, making COVID-19 the leading cause of death in the area, which surpassed flu, lung disease and heart disease.
Of the 848 people who died of coronavirus in the county, ethnic data are available for 771 people. Of those, 37% are Latinx, 28% white, 18% Asian, 15% black, 1% native to Hawaii / Pacific Islands and the other 1%.
Included in more than 18,500 cases in the district were 100 homeless people, most of them due to the plague under investigation at the Union Rescue Mission on Skid Row in downtown Los Angeles. Ferrer said the county was still waiting for some test results from the facility, but officials said earlier this week that at least 56 people had tested positive, and one staff member had died.
Amoeba Music, arguably the most beloved record store chain in California, is in financial trouble due to the COVID-19 pandemic and contacting music fans for help.
“We have gone through many storms – 911, recession, Internet, downloading and streaming,” Amoeba Music said in a statement. “But we don’t know that we can face the storm COVID-19.
“All three of our stores have been closed since mid-March and must remain closed indefinitely. With no way to generate income, our savings are almost depleted, bills and rent will be due, and with the main commitment to our staff, which we try to keep healthy and financially healthy. “
To help alleviate financial difficulties, Amoeba Music – which has locations in Berkeley, San Francisco and Los Angeles – requested donations through GoFundMe page.
The goal is to raise $ 400,000. And, at the last check, the GoFundMe page had generated around $ 85,000.
Amoeba is also looking for other sources of funding to keep the store in business.
“We want to assure you that we are doing everything we can to keep Amoeba going, and to position ourselves to play an important role in what is now a very uncertain future,” the statement, posted on the GoFundMe page, reads. “We know how much we will all need Amoeba again, this musical oasis, where we can find each other once more.
“We are exploring all possible ways of support, including federal and local grants and loans. But these funds are not guaranteed to come in, and they will not meet our short-term future needs. “
And, as such, they are looking for thousands of music lovers who shop in stores – maybe to get a good vinyl copy of the first Roxy Music album and the REM song “Green,” or find a cool and used REO Speedwagon CD. in place of bargaining – to help.
“So, we humbly ask for your help. We know that this is a very difficult and uncertain time for everyone, and we understand that there are many individuals and organizations who need it, “the statement said. “If you are in a position to help us, we will be very grateful to receive that support.
“Any contribution to this campaign will contribute to the cash resources we need to face an immediate future, to maintain our staff of more than 400 Amoebites, and to enable Amoeba to continue operations.”
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(ANSA) – Brussels, April 16 – President of the European Commission
Ursula von der Leyen apologizes to Italy on behalf of Europe
its failure to do more to help in the beginning of coronavirus
“It’s true that no one is really ready for this. That too
it is true that too many were absent on time when Italy needed it
helping hand in the beginning, “he said in a speech to
“And yes, for that, it is true that Europe as a whole offers
sincere apologies “.
He said that, after a bad start, the EU had shown that
capable of solidarity.
“Saying sorry only means something if it changes
behavior, “he said.
“The truth is that it doesn’t take long before everyone
realize that we must protect each other to protect ourselves.
“And the truth is that Europe has now become the world
“The real Europe is standing, which is there
each other when it’s most needed.
“Where are paramedics from Poland and doctors from
Romania saves lives in Italy.
“Where ventilators from Germany provide a lifeline in Spain.
Where hospitals in Czechia treat sick people from France.
“And where patients from Bergamo were flown to the clinic in
Von der Leyen said Europe needed a Marshall Plan to recover
from the effect of COVID-19.
“There is only one instrument we have that is trusted by all
Member States, which already exist and can send
fast, he said.
“It’s transparent and it’s time to be tested as an instrument for
cohesion, convergence and investment.
“And that instrument is the European budget.
“The European budget will be the mother of recovery”.
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