Haven't posted for ages as have found some bias and judgement which is not good for mh. However have been reading and sorry to read of your stories MM and Matchy. That sounds really scary.
Have been avoiding msm as fear is terrifying me. Already had anxiety pre Covid and off the charts now. Here in SA we opened borders in November and everything changed.
Services are refused to the unvax, essential services for medical, dental, physio, mh etc. Some allow for telehealth but not the same for ppl. It is a 2 tiered society. Most ppl seem to be v fearful. And angry.
There is a lot of 'i did the right thing and got the jab'. As if us against them. As if one group of ppl are better ppl than another. I agree with Matchy and Sleepy to look at both sides. The drs and specialists i know say the biggest group of ppl not vax are actually due to medical and/or fear. And yet they just get labeled as anti vax. Which i find is unhelpful language thru all this.
There are ongoing boosters and unknown and uncertainty and ppl losing work. Good, essential workers that at the beginning were praised and now unless fully jabbed are unemployed and labeled anti vax. And yet the same profession can soon work in nursing homes with the vulnerable even infected with Covid. It doesn't make sense. I know if i needed hospital care, i would welcome any nurse or dr to attend to me. And now our staff shortages are even more.
Thanks Shell for your posts. And ideas to take our minds off this. Some ppl it is all they talk about and it is so draining and fear promoting. And ppl asking each others vax status as if it is any of their business. It has brought out the ugly in ppl. Most ppl i believe are trying their best.
It certainly is hard in a 2 tier world; who could believe Australia would be treating its ppl like this. And states against states. Instead of a united nation. So much power, control, fear. Rules and more rules always changing. Friendships lost thru lockdowns, mh supports lost or compromised, businesses struggling or worse.
I have been at home almost all the time, most apts online, and calling the helplines daily. I have zero interactions with others due to all this Covid fear everywhere and apts switching largely to telehealth in SA. I had another Xmas alone. And can't remember the last time i sat down and talked to another human being. I am 39 yo... this is not life or living. There is more than Covid. Surely i am not the only one who feels this way and over it.