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Posted by: thepinetree on 08/04/2020 09:19 AM Updated by: thepinetree on 08/04/2020 09:19 AM
Expires: 01/01/2025 12:00 AM
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Coping with Stress During Infectious Disease Outbreaks

San Andreas, CA...The Calaveras Health and Human Services Agency, Behavioral Health Division supports the wellbeing of our county families, friends and colleagues. When you hear, read or watch news about an outbreak of an infectious disease, you may feel anxious and show signs of stress – even when the outbreak effects people far from where you live and you are at low risk of getting sick. These signs of stress are normal and may be more likely in people or loved ones of parts of the world affected by the outbreak. During an infectious disease outbreak, care for our own physical and mental health and reach out in kindness to those affected by the situation.






WHAT YOU CAN DO TO HELP COPE WITH EMOTIONAL DISTRESS
1. Manage Your Stress
• Stay informed and refer to credible sources for updates on the local situation
• Stay focused on your personal strengths
• Maintain a routine
• Make time to relax and rest

2. Be Informed and Inform Your Family
• Become familiar with local medical and mental health resources in your community
• Avoid sharing unconfirmed news about the infectious disease to avoid creating unnecessary fear and panic
• Give honest age-appropriate information to children and remember to stay calm; children often feel what you feel

3. Connect with Your Community
• Join community and/or faith groups online
• Keep contact with family and friends
• Accept help from family, friends, co-workers and clergy
• Reach out to neighbors and friends with special needs who may need your help

4. Reach Out and Help
• If you know someone effected by the outbreak, call them to see how they are doing, and remember to keep their confidentiality
• Consider an act of kindness for those who have been asked to practice social distancing, such as having a meal delivered or offering to drop off homework at their doorstep
• Locate and volunteer at a charity or organization near you
• Encourage friends and family to get involved

5. Be Sensitive
• Avoid blaming anyone or assuming someone has the disease because of the way they look or where they or their families come from.
• An infectious disease is not connected to any racial or ethnic group; speak up in kindness when you hear false rumors or negative stereotypes that foster racism and prejudice.

Consider seeking professional help if you or a loved one is having difficulty coping.

CALAVERAS COUNTY RESOURCES

Mental Health Crisis Support
1 800 499 3030
OR
209 754 3239 (local)
24 hours a day 7 days a week

Suicide Prevention Line
1 800 273 TALK (8255)
OR
En Espanol, Nacional de Prevencion del Suicidio 1 888 628 9454
24 hours a day 7 days a week

Text: ANSWER to 839863 for help
24 hours a day 7 days a week

California Warm Line
1 855 845 7415 – a non-emergency resource for anyone in California seeking emotional support
24 hours a day 7 days a week

Mental Health Support
1 800 499 3030
ORMental Health Support 499 303R


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No Subject
Posted on: 2020-08-04 09:32:10   By: Anonymous
 
Such good outreach and advice. Nothing takes your mind off your own problems like giving your time to others. Also, too many are drinking excessively at home during COVID.

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    Re:
    Posted on: 2020-08-04 10:07:39   By: Anonymous
     
    taking a break from the news
    GOOD LUCK

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It's a whole new ball game and one mistake can make the game end.
Posted on: 2020-08-04 10:20:30   By: Anonymous
 
I agree on the drinking but it's more then just alcohol people are reaching out for.
I remember my first STD and how afraid I was. Drs wanted to know who your sexual partners were, just one person or more people? I just remember the embarrassment and being frightened living at home still. Back then was different then today, you're parents were told, not today.
So there I was, 13 yrs old and I had to spill my guts, totally embarrassed, first sexual encounter, lost my virginity, felt AWESOME, best thing ever until the discomfort, the itchings, the sores, so to the Drs and then the health dept and mom and dad found out their little boy wasnt as little as they thought. I at least got to tell the people without mom and dad in the same room that my sexual partner was my 19 year old sister, that she was the one who infected me. They told me many times females don't even know they're
infected until they pass it on. After that I always had to wear protection when she started smoking weed, she said weed made her so horny and when I was in the 8th grade she saw me naked and wanted me ever since.
So anyways, it's more than alcohol, smoking more weed, our tweakers doing their teeth rotting meth with anything they can get their hands on as in drugs AND each other. Pain meds, any drug or substance to be honest. But I sure had fun with sis, she had the nicest body of almost any gal I ever knew and when she told her girlfriends I became a very popular guy, just not very popular with high school girls, but my friends were blown away with my sisters friends, that was one secret I had never let out (just my sister part)
So it's more than alcohol that you need to worry about if you're a parent, or your significant other has an addictive personality, especially if they're bored, have no hobbies, always looking to do something and they have too much time on their hands.
Together we can all get through this by taking the precautions that we all know by ❤️.
Be strong, it's a cruel world sometimes.

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    Re: It's a whole new ball game and one mistake can make the game end.
    Posted on: 2020-08-04 10:58:24   By: Anonymous
     
    This is perhaps the saddest thing I have ever read. How does a kid understand boundaries after that or understand how to inform the next generation? I hope you're just having a bit of creative writing fun. Otherwise, my heart aches for you.

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      Re: It's a whole new ball game and one mistake can make the game end.
      Posted on: 2020-08-04 11:17:00   By: Anonymous
       
      What your sister did is abuse. I hope you can work though this with a therapist.

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    Re: It's a whole new ball game and one mistake can make the game end.
    Posted on: 2020-08-04 10:59:49   By: Anonymous
     
    Let me guess. Donald Trump took your virginity as he has that of many other 12 and 13 year olds.

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    Re: It's a whole new ball game and one mistake can make the game end.
    Posted on: 2020-08-04 11:01:56   By: Anonymous
     
    Your sister?
    And you sound like you're proud.
    Simpler times.

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    Re: It's a whole new ball game and one mistake can make the game end.
    Posted on: 2020-08-04 16:21:39   By: Anonymous
     
    Unnerving your complacency in this day and age. You were molested (raped) by a sibling. The silence, secrecy and what seems flippant acceptance on your part, is why this continues to happen. Surely you must know by now how wrong this was and is? Uncloaking the dark secret is key to stopping the chain of abuse in mentally ill families such as yours.

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History - The mask protests of 1918
Posted on: 2020-08-04 15:55:34   By: Anonymous
 
The Mask Slackers of 1918

https://www.nytimes.com/2020/08/03/us/mask-protests-1918.html?utm_source=pocket&utm_medium=email&utm_campaign=pockethits

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    Just vomitted in my mouth
    Posted on: 2020-08-05 08:53:40   By: Anonymous
     
    Gives a whole new meaning to BLOWING CHUNKS.
    .
    Especially if you have a dog named Chunks

    Bestiality anyone?????

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No Subject
Posted on: 2020-08-05 10:11:27   By: Anonymous
 
I’m more stressed over the lack of jobs and opportunity in this and the surrounding counties. I have a degree earned in 2011 that I’ve never used because I live in calaveras county, can’t afford to move and can’t commute the 2-3 hours one way to locations where jobs are more plentiful. This area is absolute garbage for anyone trying to establish a life.

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    Re:
    Posted on: 2020-08-05 11:52:00   By: Anonymous
     
    Yet you were able to travel to school, pay for it, get your degree and not smart enough to save money and leave?
    Wow, kids sure are....fill in the blank

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