Are lockdowns damaging our mental health?

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    Aug 28, 2020 12:57 AM GMT
    For some people, the impact of lockdowns and self-isolation on mental health may be worse than the effects of catching the virus.

    https://www.dw.com/en/are-lockdowns-damaging-our-mental-health/av-54719530

    UK sees depression rates nearly double amid lockdown

    Nearly twice as many people were showing depression symptoms at the height of the UK lockdown compared to the pre-pandemic numbers. Young people were hit the hardest, official data shows.

    https://www.dw.com/en/uk-sees-depression-rates-nearly-double-amid-lockdown/a-54615072
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    Aug 28, 2020 10:22 PM GMT
    I'm living though Stage Four Lockdown. Must wear a mask while out in public, unless working out.
    Walking isn't classed as exercise.
    One needs a permit to travel for essential service employment.
    Allowing us to travel outside of the 5 km restriction.
    An eight PM to Five AM Curfew.
    One can not be outside their property during this time of Curfew; unless to travel to work, that must be an essential service.
    One can be out an hour a day for exercise, but not outside your 5km zone.

    My husband and I, are doing okay with all of this. We are in more than not at 8 PM. We can still shop, just not together, one person per household can shop; and only once a day. So we are getting all the supplies we need.
    Home for us, is also a nice place to be, for us.

    In many ways things still seem relatively normal, eventhough they aren't. I'm also sure having achieved a 30+ year SSR together, has been a good preparation, for such a unique situation in our lives. I'm sure others haven't been so lucky.

    But we no complain, my husband and I.
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    Sep 12, 2020 7:14 PM GMT
    I wouldn't be surprised. The lunacy on RJ has really gone through the roof as of late.

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    Sep 13, 2020 5:49 AM GMT
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