Grow Through What You Go Through.

16 Apr

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Times like this can really make or break us. Never before as a nation, have we ever been in the situation we’re in. Essential and frontline workers are literally putting their lives on the line while some parents probably wish they could hang their children on the line.

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It’s all about flattening the curve. It’s not a competition. We get that. It’s not about being the fittest or most fabulous. Some will moan, others will motivate. It doesn’t have to include a bake off or a dance off, but if it does and people enjoy it, let’s remember to be kind.

Some people are really sick, others are afraid of becoming sick. Some are cleaning cupboards, others are crying. Some are working more than ever. Others wonder if they will ever work again. Many jobs, businesses and financial situations are vulnerable. Having scramble egg brains is a new kind of norm. Our food supply is wonky and our futures are uncertain. While some are savouring the silence and solitude, others are struggling.  Some are good at creating calm, others, chaos. It’s about staying home to save lives yet some are fearing for their lives. Some are getting along just fine, others are jammed into homes with psychological abuse, domestic violence, alcoholics and shit relationships. While some are sailing through it, others are going to have to choose between mediation, meditation, or maybe medication. There are so many upsides and downsides. Let’s remember that we’re all in this together, and the this has no one size fits all.

For those that can’t afford to pay for private phone counselling.

WHERE TO GET HELP in NZ:

1737, Need to talk? Free call or text 1737 any time for support from a trained counsellor

Lifeline – 0800 543 354 or (09) 5222 999 within Auckland

Youthline – 0800 376 633, free text 234 or email talk@youthline.co.nz or online chat

Samaritans – 0800 726 666

Suicide Crisis Helpline – 0508 828 865 (0508 TAUTOKO)

What’s Up – 0800 942 8787 (for 5–18 year olds). Phone counselling is available Monday to Friday, midday–11pm and weekends, 3pm–11pm. Online chat is available 7pm–10pm daily.

Kidsline – 0800 54 37 54 (0800 kidsline) for young people up to 18 years of age. Open 24/7.

thelowdown.co.nz – or email team@thelowdown.co.nz or free text 5626

Anxiety New Zealand – 0800 ANXIETY (0800 269 4389)

If it is an emergency or you, or someone you know, is at risk call 111.

 

 

 

 

 

 

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