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Good morning friends.

I'M glad In Ontairo #Lockdown is over and things are starting to open back up. I don't think lockdowns work, It was really starting to effect me. Having to everything on zoom. Nobody bloody follows the rules and guildlines honestly. I still don't think enough people take #COVID19 seriously anyways. We still need to wear masks. I just hope things can be well start to be normal again. #Depression

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Sick being Sick

Why recently has every day been the same because of the social anxiety disorders that #Lockdown gave everyone and the constant paranoia about the #COVID gets crazy,I feel like I can't come out of my bubble to live life, people are not being careful about the covid at all, they don't care doesn't mean that I didn't care.life sucks and I am coming 40 in a couple of months aaahhhhhhhh !!! Anybody got a silver lining for my annoying and following black cloud 🌧️⚡💨✨🌈🤔🌧️🥺🌧️💨⚡😶✨🌈🌎

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Hello everyone

i am a new writer and i thought i'd say hi. i will be tackling a wide range of mental health issues and in the impact of society such as employment etc. i will also be covering the effects covid lockdown has had on mental health as i am sure it has effected us all.

nice to meet you!

#writer #Hello #MentalHealth #BipolarDisorder #Psychosis #BPDDiagnosis #BorderlinePersonalityDisorder #CPTSD #EUPD emotionally unstable personality disorder #Bipolar1Disorder #COVID19 #Disability #Lockdown #Depression #UnitedKingdom #UK

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#Introvert problems: People don't accept "NO"

So, now in lockdown, I have avoided many friends and many people in general.

I have a friend, she wants to go out. But I don't want it yet. I like my friend, but I am on the right to avoid people. It's very annoying to fake and to say that I am spending a bad time because of lack of social life and that I miss her and bla bla bla, just because I don't want to offend her telling her: I am doing good by avoiding people including you and that doesn't mean I don't care about you!

I don't miss her, I don't miss many people, but that doesn't mean I don't care about them. I am on my right to be on lockdown.

Seems like she got mad at me and she told me I am hurting myself. I hate when people want me to cover their expectations. Sorry for my rant, I wanted to relieve this.

I have been in lockdown. #Introvert #Lockdown #socialpreassure #COVID19

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Art: Navigating the storm of lockdown. #Depression #Anxiety #MentalHealth #Hope #Lockdown #Relationships #PTSD #COVID19 #Art

We are entering week 9 of lockdown and it’s just been announced it will continue for at least another 4 weeks. And my contacts in the government have disclosed that lockdown until Christmas is a real possibility.

I am noticed a substantial increase in people who are not coping with the isolation. And it is hard. Two of my Granddaughters were in tears the other day and crying because “they want a hug from their Grandparents. I miss them terribly.

We are choosing to make the most of lockdown. My Wife and I have been cooking together a lot. Last night we had a session of painting together, something we have never done before. There is so much out of our control but at least we can choose how we navigate this storm that is Covid.

Are you trying new things? Would love to hear your story.

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Lockdown Life

An aching deep inside
tightness In the chest
Feelings we try to hide
A racing mind; no rest

A new day but no reason why
To get out of bed
No reason to try
There’s no respite from this head

Another long lonely night
The world is so dark
No end in sight
No embers, no spark.

So broken, so sad no tears left to fall
No anger left, no words to yell
Unfocused, staring at a wall
No desire to live another day in this hell.
#Anxiety #Depression #OCD #ChronicIllness #Lockdown

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Sunset

The best part of a day is when the sun sets and the day is done. Not only is it a beautiful sight but it is also a reminder that tomorrow is going to be a brand new day.

#SundayFunday #letstalkdepression #Lockdown

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Did you struggle through lockdown?#Lockdown #COVID19 #InvisibleIllness #itsokaynottobeokay

What did you struggle with in lockdown? Did you miss friends and family?
Did you struggle to feed you or your family during this time? Did you have to self isolate due to an illness you have?
Share your experiences below ⬇️

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What has lockdown taught you?

It would be nice to share what you've learnt from lockdown. Whathaveyoulearnt #Disability #Lockdown #newskills

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My coffee mugs: Number 1 #Depression #Anxiety #PTSD #coffee #Lockdown #MentalHealth #Relationships #Hope

As locked down drags on I thought I would share photos of some of my coffee cup collection. I wouldn’t say I am a coffee addict, but, it’s hard to live without it.

I choose a coffee mug each day depending on what mood I am in. Sometimes I pick a mug because I aspire to be in the mood that the cup inspires.

This is one of my absolute favourite mugs. I bought it from a pop up craft market. I was on an 8 hour leave break from a psych hospital and my wife thought the market would be good for me.

When I saw the mug I knew I must have this. It’s misshapen and looks like it’s been broken and put back together. Just like me. It is however still very functional and so beautiful. I told the seller, as I teared up, that the mug inspired me that although I had been in a dark place beauty could still come.

Then the seller started to tear up. She explained it was her battle with depression that inspired her to start doing something creative.

It seems destiny brought me and this mug together.

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