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.