It’s OK to not be OK

Soft kitty, warm kitty, little ball of fur!
Happy kitty, sleepy kitty, purr purr purr!

My idea of having a good time lately is having healthy cats, bird watching, and walking around checking the surrounding gardens.  Living alone, I can withstand quiet moments. Don’t get me wrong; I am not a hermit.  I see people daily and have incidental warm conversations with strangers to add a pep to our life.

Self-isolation and social distancing is not a big deal since I am an introvert living with mental health issues.  When Covid started, I am well into my second year of self-isolation to stabilize my health.  When the government imposed health rules to manage the transmission, I am more equipped to handle the situation.  I am OK with this.

Lately, more people are having mental health issues due to lockdown, isolation, or keep a small bubble.  My heart goes out to those who are now showing clinical symptoms of mental illness.  I am not OK with this.

Please seek help.

January 28 is the annual Let’s Talk day sponsored by Bell kicks off.

On Bell Let’s Talk Day, Bell donates 5 cents to Canadian mental health programs for every applicable text, local or long-distance call, tweet or TikTok video using #BellLetsTalk, every Facebook, Instagram, Pinterest, Snapchat, TikTok, Twitter and YouTube view of the Bell Let’s Talk Day video, and every use of the Bell Let’s Talk Facebook frame or Snapchat filter. All at no cost to participants beyond what they would normally pay their service provider for online or phone access.

Join us!

4 thoughts on “It’s OK to not be OK

  1. Between staying mostly home and then, when we are outdoors, wearing a mask, I feel like we will have to learn how to talk to people again. Who would ever have thought….. You take care, Perpetua. Yes, thank goodness for the cats. Husband needs to take a clue and learn to listen and nod….

    • Yeah, learn how to talk with our mask on is a challenge. If we don’t have a mask, peeps won’t even come close to us, eh? Oh dear husband, heed the cats! You take care, too, Lois.

  2. It sounds like you have managed this well. Even better than most. We are doing ok but my granddaughter (age 15) is having mental health issues. Even though she is an introvert, the isolation is hard on her. She needs her pack of friends.

    • It’s really hard on the young generation not to have their social group and they get this at school. I hope the schools in the US are going to open soon. I think you are way too busy with your four indoor cats (I counted the husband) and the big move.

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