Look on the Bright Side

Let us look on the bright side. The world has not ended, at least not yet, and Covid-19 pandemic has not been as bad as was predicted back in February/March.

Take a look at the Google Covid-19 Statistics page and you will see what your state’s situation is. I brought up the nation wide statistics and they look good to me.

On the darker side is the following fact, “Three months into the coronavirus pandemic, the country is on the verge of another health crisis, with daily doses of death, isolation and fear generating widespread psychological trauma.” Why is this happening? “Nearly half of Americans report the coronavirus crisis is harming their mental health, according to a Kaiser Family Foundation poll. A federal emergency hotline for people in emotional distress registered a more than 1,000 percent increase in April compared with the same time last year. Last month, roughly 20,000 people texted that hotline, run by the Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration.

The self isolation and the worries that people have due to not having money coming in are contributing to a major mental health crisis and yet there seems to be very little the government has done to help people. And I am talking about on the national stage as well as on the state/local.

I urge those who need help with dealing with the mental side of this pandemic to reach out to your local social services to get help before you do something that could permanently hurt you.

Myself, I am trying to look at what has happened and it is my hope that this country comes out of this with lessons learned. May we not keep repeating the same stupid mistakes.

I have been both economically devastated and emotionally injured. But I am still alive and well. If you look on my website you will see a YouTube video, it is my sites unofficial theme song. Why? Because I am sure that it is not the end of the world as we know it. R E M’s It’s The End Of The World As We Know It (And I Feel Fine) is the song and I think that it is appropriate.

So just look on the bright side of all of this mess and stay safe.

That is my opinion- Jumpin Jersey Mike

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