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  #2450135 30-Mar-2020 16:01
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  #2451572 31-Mar-2020 14:36
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UC Davis Health

Explaining the COVID-19 novel coronavirus to children can be a challenge.

Dr. Breanna Winder-Patel, a clinical psychologist at the world-renowned UC Davis MIND Institute, answers questions about guiding kids through this difficult situation, including those with neurodevelopmental disorders, and explains how to understand and manage their stress and anxiety.




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  #2451578 31-Mar-2020 14:46
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Managing Coronavirus Anxiety: Tips & Strategies for Families

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ADAA members Ken Goodman, LCSW, Debra Kissen, PhD, MHSA and David H. Rosmarin, PhD, ABPP share helpful tips and strategies to manage coronavirus anxiety and stress for families.


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  #2451717 31-Mar-2020 17:57
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We’ve just had a very close family member hospitalised due to mental health.

 

Without going into all the details she is an extremely high achiever running businesses in an essential area. 

 

If you are struggling please reach out and get support. Seeing this happen is really challenging.


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  #2451727 31-Mar-2020 18:31
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We’ve just had a very close family member hospitalised due to mental health.

 

Without going into all the details she is an extremely high achiever running businesses in an essential area. 

 

If you are struggling please reach out and get support. Seeing this happen is really challenging.

 

 

I am so sorry for you. I hope your family member makes a full recovery soon.

 

Personally, I have been doing okay but may have a crisis soon. We seem to be completely cut off. In spite of what the PM and others say, no supermarket in Hastings will deliver. I was able to register with Countdown but all delivery slots are full forever (according to their site). I can't even get into New World. The registration page just keeps looping back on itself. I can see the Click and Collect slots, though, and they are also all taken until the end of time. This fills me with a sense of great insecurity. The person helping me is willing to take deliveries and bring them out to me, but she is not willing to go into town or to the shops and I don't blame her. It is starting to feel very lonely. I guess my question is where is that support I am supposed to reach out to? I am not depressed but feeling completely cut off does seriously stress me.

 

 

 

 





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  #2451732 31-Mar-2020 18:48
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I am so sorry for you. I hope your family member makes a full recovery soon.

 

Personally, I have been doing okay but may have a crisis soon. We seem to be completely cut off. In spite of what the PM and others say, no supermarket in Hastings will deliver. I was able to register with Countdown but all delivery slots are full forever (according to their site). I can't even get into New World. The registration page just keeps looping back on itself. I can see the Click and Collect slots, though, and they are also all taken until the end of time. This fills me with a sense of great insecurity. The person helping me is willing to take deliveries and bring them out to me, but she is not willing to go into town or to the shops and I don't blame her. It is starting to feel very lonely. I guess my question is where is that support I am supposed to reach out to? I am not depressed but feeling completely cut off does seriously stress me.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Hi.

 

That does sound stressful.

 

Did you contact the store via phone? If you have tried that, and it's fallen over, then I can see what I can do to put you in touch with someone who can potentially help.

 

Do you mind if I make some enquiries on your behalf, I am sure I can assist?

 

 


 
 
 
 


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  #2451742 31-Mar-2020 19:14
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Thanks very much. My supporter in town is still trying to work something out. It is late now. I will have more clarity tomorrow. Thanks again for the offer. It is greatly appreciated.

 

 





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  #2451748 31-Mar-2020 19:37
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Rikkitic:

 

Thanks very much. My supporter in town is still trying to work something out. It is late now. I will have more clarity tomorrow. Thanks again for the offer. It is greatly appreciated.

 

 

 

 

No worries!

 

You can reach me *any* time via PM and I'll be able to get something moving for you.

 

 




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  #2451750 31-Mar-2020 19:39
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Rikkitic: We seem to be completely cut off. In spite of what the PM and others say, no supermarket in Hastings will deliver.


You may wish to talk to the Lions Club, specifically the Lions Club Hastings at 06-877 6377.

Neighbourly may be able to help. I would suggest creating an account. It's free.

You may try the Citizen Advice Bureau

I don't think the Samaritans will able able to help in Hastings, but it's worth a call to 0800 726 666

Samaritans of Wellington
Thorndon
04 4739 739 helpline
04 298 2122 helpline for Kapiti callers
Wellington@samaritans.org.nz

Samaritans of Horowhenua
Levin
06 368 3096 helpline
Levin@samaritans.org.nz

Samaritans of Manawatu
Palmerston North
06 358 2442 helpline
Manawatu@samaritans.org.nz

Lifelink/Samaritans Rotorua
07 348 0567 helpline
Rotorua.lifelink@xtra.co.nz

I would really recommended calling or texting the MentalHealth.org at 1737 to speak with a trained mental health counselor – it’s free and confidential. They should be to get you some help with your isolation.

Also involved in mental health is Lifeline at 4357

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  #2451795 31-Mar-2020 19:48
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Thanks very much for the suggestions. I am not suicidal, just very frustrated that Jacinda Ardern (whom I greatly admire) keeps saying our salvation lies with the supermarkets when I can't even get the bloody supermarkets to deliver anything. How am I supposed to get food if I can't go anywhere and their services are all frozen? I see on TV1 news tonight that I am not alone in this. The supermarkets cannot cope with the demand. There needs to be something else, quickly. Muslims can't get meat and I can't get anything. Something is wrong with this picture.

 

 





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  #2451796 31-Mar-2020 19:51
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Having been involved in the Lion's Club, I can attest they are very active. The Lions motto is "We Serve." Frankly most members are well aged, so any club will have local expertise.

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  #2451820 31-Mar-2020 20:44
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@rikkitic there was a story on one news tonight about Friends in Need who are helping put people in touch with volunteers who can deliver food etc. Not sure if you have contacted them, but may be worth a try too. They started in Auckland but are going nationwide.


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  #2451825 31-Mar-2020 20:49
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Rikkitic:

 

Thanks very much for the suggestions. I am not suicidal, just very frustrated that Jacinda Ardern (whom I greatly admire) keeps saying our salvation lies with the supermarkets when I can't even get the bloody supermarkets to deliver anything. How am I supposed to get food if I can't go anywhere and their services are all frozen? I see on TV1 news tonight that I am not alone in this. The supermarkets cannot cope with the demand. There needs to be something else, quickly. Muslims can't get meat and I can't get anything. Something is wrong with this picture.

 

 

 

 

The problem was the speed at which we went from 2-3-4. I have been relatively impressed with the effectiveness of the response to Covid19, but there are some glaring issues. 

 

Around $2M of meat will be hauled off to land fill tonight (the reported number is much less than the reality as I understand it), not to mention many more millions in food which will also go to waste, which could have been avoided by allowing butchers and other similar places to stay open the last 2 days of the week, to use up food stocks, even during the lockdown.  The lockdown happened in such a fast manner, that no-one could really get adequately prepared. This includes all the essential businesses who are under big pressure now. An extra 2 days would have given more time for a more well thought out way to handle the relatively fringe cases. I understand the argument for Level 4 so quickly, but there are consequences. 2-3 days of 3.5 would have allowed for less unintended consequences.


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The problem was the speed at which we went from 2-3-4. I have been relatively impressed with the effectiveness of the response to Covid19, but there are some glaring issues. 

 

Around $2M of meat will be hauled off to land fill tonight (the reported number is much less than the reality as I understand it), not to mention many more millions in food which will also go to waste, which could have been avoided by allowing butchers and other similar places to stay open the last 2 days of the week, to use up food stocks, even during the lockdown.  The lockdown happened in such a fast manner, that no-one could really get adequately prepared. This includes all the essential businesses who are under big pressure now. An extra 2 days would have given more time for a more well thought out way to handle the relatively fringe cases. I understand the argument for Level 4 so quickly, but there are consequences. 2-3 days of 3.5 would have allowed for less unintended consequences.

 

 

 

 

From what I have heard, the amount of food waste is appalling. I feared this would happen in a previous post here.  Apparently in Auckland , Supermarkets only provide around 40% of fruit and veges, and the  majority is supplied by independent vege shops. I would have thought it was common sense to redistribute this to supermarkets.  Hopefully it doesn't result in shortages and price rises on fruit and veges.

 

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=KNfbSsopY9g


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