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Silas1066

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I live in the states (IL) and everything has been shut down for the last 3 weeks. The shutdown will continue for at least another month.

This means no doctor visits unless you are critically ill, no dental visits unless it is a major emergency, and no psychotherapy visits period. Some psychologists and psychiatrists have been doing consultation over the Internet, but only like 20%, and none are accepting new patients.

Everything is shut down where I live, and half the restaurants and bars have already gone out-of-business. We are losing tens of thousands of jobs everyday, and 50% of my friends are now unemployed.

I am now full-on clinically depressed and I have nowhere to turn. Aside from talking it over with friends over the phone,I don't have any options. Likewise, I can imagine what alcoholics and drug-addicts are going through: no AA or NA meetings, no access to therapy, and isolated at home.

how is it with the rest of you?
 
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Hello513Zombie

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I live in the states (IL) and everything has been shut down for the last 3 weeks. The shutdown will continue for at least another month.

This means no doctor visits unless you are critically ill, no dental visits unless it is a major emergency, and no psychotherapy visits period. Some psychologists and psychiatrists have been doing consultation over the Internet, but only like 20%, and none are accepting new patients.

Everything is shut down where I live, and half the restaurants and bars have already gone out-of-business. We are losing tens of thousands of jobs everyday, and 50% of my friends are now unemployed.

I am now full-on clinically depressed and I have nowhere to turn. Aside from talking it over with friends over the phone,I don't have any options. Likewise, I can imagine what alcoholics and drug-addicts are going through: no AA or NA meetings, no access to therapy, and isolated at home.

how is it with the rest of you?
I live in chicago too, but my psych called me and filled my prescriptions after the lockdown
 
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Silas1066

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unfortunately, I don't have any kind of therapist, although it might help right now.

with the whole US economy imploding, and the dangers of potentially living in a Great Depression or worse (failed-state), I am not doing well right now
 
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Hello513Zombie

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unfortunately, I don't have any kind of therapist, although it might help right now.

with the whole US economy imploding, and the dangers of potentially living in a Great Depression or worse (failed-state), I am not doing well right now
I don't think it will come to that
 
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TheHeartHasAVoice

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Take it as an excellent opportunity to learn to survive without the conveniences of modern society. Remember, pain can drive growth and changes.
 
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Silas1066

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Take it as an excellent opportunity to learn to survive without the conveniences of modern society. Remember, pain can drive growth and changes.
I am not worried about me. I can survive on ramen in a crappy apartment. I am worried about my wife and kids. College savings getting wiped out as we speak, my job in danger, ultimately losing the house, etc.
 
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