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Coronavirus Well-being & Mental Health

Lifting Spirits Amid Coronavirus Lockdown

I take our governor’s request very seriously. The social distancing is the only thing that is scientifically proven to work well to stop the spread of the virus and flatten the curve. Each of us must take this very seriously if we want to avoid vulnerable populations suffering and to ensure that our health workers and hospitals are not completely overwhelmed.

But how do you deal with the isolation in your home ?
If you are like me – you miss the contact of people. I admit that I miss hugs with my friends and the closeness that true friendship brings!

We may not be able to meet with friends, but we can still talk with them right? In our household, we started reaching out and having ‘phone play dates’ with friends both for the adults and children. It is amazing what the voice of a friend will do to lift you up.

Also, I have heard from several friends that elderly people are getting very lonely. True, we are trying to protect them, but let’s make sure we tell them how much they mean to us and being present whichever way we know, in their lives.

This virus can separate us physically, but it can’t separate us emotionally. Call your friends and tell them how much you love them.

See the ingenuity of our Italian friends who have been so severely hit by the virus.