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The Depression Topic

Post by 1964white » Wed Apr 01, 2020 10:49 am

Apologies for sounding somewhat heavy!

Jill was chatting with one our friends this morning, a lady who lost her husband last year so she is on her own. Her son, daughter & grandchildren are not allowed to visit her due to the current circumstances. V is quite a strong lady however she admitted to having a very emotional tearful day yesterday.

Some of my clients live on their own & welcome seeing a friendly face, one of them suffers with depression so he is vulnerable in this horrible crisis

Depression is a serious illness & people suffering with this type of illness shouldn't be mocked, they generally need help & reassurance through communication.

Anyway the whole point of this post/topic is:

Should any of members feel depressed or down with the current circumstances

You are not on your own

So if you are feeling down, you have you're MOT pals to rely on whom I'm pretty sure would be glad to help if need be!

Don't bottle you're feelings up, please talk with your friends on here :)

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Post by weasel » Wed Apr 01, 2020 11:24 am

Great post and I think most of us will be becoming depressed to varying levels. The boredom of life caused by isolation and little in the way of distractions (football, socialising etc). Even going out shopping is an unpleasant experience, nobody saying hello or exchanging pleasantries and simply wanting to get out of the germ factory as quickly as possible. The govt has forced this upon us and the ramifications and potential deaths (suicide because of depression or financial ruin etc) will be far greater than if they had acted sensibly and just isolated the vulnerable and allowed the rest of society to carry on as normal.
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Re: The Depression Topic

Post by 1964white » Wed Apr 01, 2020 11:41 am

Thanks Weasel

Just think we have to get the message across to anyone who feels vulnerable we are here for them

Talking is good.....silence can be damaging!

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Post by Norm » Thu Apr 02, 2020 5:02 am

weasel wrote:
Great post and I think most of us will be becoming depressed to varying levels. The boredom of life caused by isolation and little in the way of distractions (football, socialising etc). Even going out shopping is an unpleasant experience, nobody saying hello or exchanging pleasantries and simply wanting to get out of the germ factory as quickly as possible. The govt has forced this upon us and the ramifications and potential deaths (suicide because of depression or financial ruin etc) will be far greater than if they had acted sensibly and just isolated the vulnerable and allowed the rest of society to carry on as normal.
As ever, one of the most sensible voices around. :tup:

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Post by Norm » Thu Apr 02, 2020 5:08 am

1964white wrote:

Apologies for sounding somewhat heavy!

Jill was chatting with one our friends this morning, a lady who lost her husband last year so she is on her own. Her son, daughter & grandchildren are not allowed to visit her due to the current circumstances. V is quite a strong lady however she admitted to having a very emotional tearful day yesterday.

Some of my clients live on their own & welcome seeing a friendly face, one of them suffers with depression so he is vulnerable in this horrible crisis

Depression is a serious illness & people suffering with this type of illness shouldn't be mocked, they generally need help & reassurance through communication.

Anyway the whole point of this post/topic is:

Should any of members feel depressed or down with the current circumstances

You are not on your own

So if you are feeling down, you have you're MOT pals to rely on whom I'm pretty sure would be glad to help if need be!

Don't bottle you're feelings up, please talk with your friends on here :)
Now that's a great call for people in distress Leon.

Good on you

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Re: The Depression Topic

Post by 1964white » Thu Apr 02, 2020 6:41 am

We're here for all our friends if they need us Norm

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Re: The Depression Topic

Post by hector » Thu Apr 02, 2020 6:46 am

And even if they don't
I'm often accused of acting like I don't care






It's not an act!!



:) :)

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Re: The Depression Topic

Post by weasel » Thu Apr 02, 2020 8:35 am

Last week not as bad for everyone, blue skies, nice weather and as such people with gardens could actually sit in the garden and enjoy their enforced holiday. This week grey skies, cold miserable weather, stuck indoors, boredom increasing, partners getting on each others nerves, parents running out of ideas to entertain the kids - can see suicides, domestic abuse and potentially even murders going up this week.
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Re: The Depression Topic

Post by 1964white » Thu Apr 02, 2020 8:42 am

weasel wrote:
Thu Apr 02, 2020 8:35 am
Last week not as bad for everyone, blue skies, nice weather and as such people with gardens could actually sit in the garden and enjoy their enforced holiday. This week grey skies, cold miserable weather, stuck indoors, boredom increasing, partners getting on each others nerves, parents running out of ideas to entertain the kids - can see suicides, domestic abuse and potentially even murders going up this week.
Indeed Weasel circumstances will prevail, all very sad

Weather much better today & over the weekend so hopefully everybody chills out

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Post by Velotrax » Thu Apr 02, 2020 8:55 am

As some of you guys may know I suffer with Bi Polar, so sometimes I post, sometimes I just pop in and look at the posts, thanks to Leon for raising this subject, I think more people will suffer mental health problems during this 'lock down' , if anyone is struggling have a look at this youtube clip, it helped me understand my illness

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=XiCrniLQGYc

Take care peeps

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Re: The Depression Topic

Post by 1964white » Thu Apr 02, 2020 10:05 am

Velotrax wrote:
Thu Apr 02, 2020 8:55 am
As some of you guys may know I suffer with Bi Polar, so sometimes I post, sometimes I just pop in and look at the posts, thanks to Leon for raising this subject, I think more people will suffer mental health problems during this 'lock down' , if anyone is struggling have a look at this youtube clip, it helped me understand my illness

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=XiCrniLQGYc

Take care peeps
I know you do Velo & I'm certain there'll be many more folk out there suffering with depression over the coming months.

Keep posting on MOT even if it's any old rubbish Velo, you know there are people on here who understand & sympathise with those who suffer this illness, we'll listen & do our best to maintain you're spirits up mate.

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