I’ve been ok because I’ve been working. My wife is frustrated because for a couple months all she could do was get groceries and was tired of hearing about it.All of the mental health stuff you mentioned is being addressed right now by pretty much all the major agencies across Canada. Once again it is all mitigation. I can tell you from stats (Surveys are all that can be done at the moment) and conversations I have with folks I know in the field that anxiety is way up. A therapist I was talking to today coined the term rudderless. People need to work and be social. It is part of what makes us human. Suicide we won't know about for a few months, but it generally goes up in periods of high unemployment and as you mentioned so does crime.
The failure to go to the hospital for major health concerns is a huge problem and we are seeing people suffering from longterm cardiac damage that could have been prevented if the medical community was more on the ball in making sure people knew ER's were open and safe. That was a blunder.
I’ll tell you though thru it all I’ve been completely fine, but when they instituted masks, I was depressed for a couple days, ‘like really, it’s only 30 fucking cases and you are testing 10 times the amount”
My fear is how far are they going to go. Doug Ford publicly told the health units to lay off a bit. They are getting a bit out of hand.
But I’m ok again, but no motivation. Work is like training for me, wearing a mask is like wearing one and training at the gym.
I also noticed and had places I supply mention that their business fell off again after the masks were instituted. They were barely above water already. More than one have told me they will never climb out, or spend their time till retirement doing so, if they can retire now. It’s so sad. I wonder what that is doing to their mental state.
One guy who owns a large construction company was almost in tears when he was explaining how he had to lay off the majority of his staff, and was likely going to lose some new equipment he purchased. Like he said, he’s been doing really well the last decade, thinking of retiring at 62, those plans are gone if he can stay a float. All his large contracts, like Tim Hortons and such cancelled.
Everyone thinks of the at risk and elderly, what about the rest of us?