The Mind Is A Sanctuary, Protecting That Sanctuary With Old Familiar Things When Society Has Lost Its Way (Again), A Spiritual Message

 

Favorites which are:

 

– Biblical passages;

– Mentoring children;

– Volunteering at nursing homes;

– Listening to certain music;

– Reading publications (Poetry, Fiction, etc.);

– Viewing television, film, stage productions from long ago;

– Creating art;

– Photography,

– Gardening.

 

These activities, pursuits, can bring comfort temporarily, but have long-term health benefits.  Returning us to days of yore.  Great memories.  In maintaining contentment.  A positive attitude.

 

These are examples of reinforcing healthy, strong coping skills.

 

What are your examples?

 

Vikki

 

 

 

Anxiety Disorders, Coronavirus, Societal Restrictions

Mental health difficulties are invisible illnesses

 

Cassiday (2020) has an important article for members of the public who were already diagnosed with anxiety problems before the coronavirus burst onto the global scene in, “Finding Calm In The Middle Of The COVID19 Storm When You Have Panic Attacks And Agoraphobia.”

 

Vikki

 

Reference

Cassiday, K., Ph.D. (2020).  Finding Calm In The Middle Of The COVID19 Storm When You Have Panic Attacks And Agoraphobia.  Retrieved From https://adaa.org/learn-from-us/from-the-experts/blog-posts/consumer/finding-calm-middle-covid19-storm-agoraphobi-panic-disorder

 

Illegal Drug Usage, An Already Compromised Immune System, The Potential For Acquiring COVID-19

Gemme (2020) has a strong argument that individuals who use illegal drugs are one of the populations more susceptible to the Coronavirus in, “Risk For Contracting COVID-19 Likely Increases With Illicit Drug Use.”

 

Vikki

Reference

Gemma, M. (2020).  Risk For Contracting COVID-19 Likely Increases With Illicit Drug Use.  Retrieved From https://amp.press-citizen.com/amp/2882743001

 

Delicate Subject Series II, Part B: The Deadliest Mental Health Condition, Anorexia Nervosa

“Anorexia Death Rate Five Times Higher Than Average”

 

Vikki

Reference

Montecatini Eating Disorder Treatment Center. (2020). Anorexia Death Rate Five Times Higher Than Average.  Retrieved From https://www.montecatinieatingdisorder.com/anorexia/articles/anorexia-death-rate-five-times-higher-average/