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It has been a nightmare for those who are locked up and not able to get out to do things because of the virus. My State of Oregon is getting hit hard. The county I live in is a red hot spot for the virus. Second highest in the state.
As a veteran, who has underlining problems with my health, I have no choice. My wife and I go on walks. We get in our car and drive to no where just to get out. We do our grocery shopping online and go to the store, and they bring out what we ordered.
I fear that this Pandemic is causing havoc with those veterans who have their own battles of PTSD, TBI, Depression, Anxiety, etc. They are fighting their own, war only to have the enemy coming to their door.
Here are some suggestions to get your mind off of what is happening in the world.
- Do not turn the TV on and read. There are millions of great books at Amazon, Barnes and Noble, and many smaller book stores online, like Powell’s Books in Portland Oregon.
- Write! This is a wonderful way to get “away.” I wrote my first book,Signs of Hope: Ways to Survive in an Unfriendly World, just from some journals I had written, and it won a National Award from the Reader’s Favorite Awards. WRITE!
- Some have taken up art. You can draw or paint. I am not good at either, but you may have just what you need to relieve yourself of stress.
- Hand select movies on your TV that are uplifting and makes you laugh. We have a free movie section on our TV. I have watched a ton of them the last three months.
- Use Zoom, Skype, or any other connection, to talk to your buddies, or family. I have been doing this and it gives me hope and helps me smile.
Seriously, how are YOU doing? Are you having a bad time adjusting to all this mess around us? Do you have times of depression, and anxiety? I know how you feel, because I have been there.
If it is getting far too overwhelming, get Help!
You are not a sissy for getting help. I know that some people thing that since we are veterans, that we should be able to handle anything. Total lie!
If you are hurting look for help. Here is a 24/7 toll free free number to get immediate help .
1-800-273-8255 (option # 1)
Just do it!!
You are never alone.
You are never forsaken.
You are never unloved.
And above all…never, ever, give up!
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