During Quarantine, I Learned More About Myself – Here’s How I’m Letting that Improve My Life We’ve heard it over and over again: This global pandemic is an unprecedented time. But a lot of what we’ve learned about ourselves during this time is unprecedented, too. Regardless of whether we’re happy Read more…
The COVID-19 Quarantine Can Exacerbate Domestic Violence Situations; Here’s How You Can be a Much-Needed Ally to Survivors
“I have yet to talk to a victim of domestic violence that hasn’t come to believe her middle name is ‘Bitch’ because that’s what she’s called all the time,” said Nancy Friauf, president of Partnership Against Domestic Violence.
While domestic violence often starts with emotional abuse, it can snowball into other forms. Multiply that times 10 during the COVID-19 quarantine.
“Hospitals are following current CDC best practices and encouraging our nurses, physicians and other clinical staff to adhere to the recommended PPE conservation methods to ensure their own safety as hospitals cope with the shortage.”
The situation isn’t as simple as just “following procedures.” Procedures can’t be fully followed if they don’t have enough PPE.
As she walks around Target, Kayla McManus-Viana, an undergraduate at the Georgia Institute of Technology, feels like something is crushing her chest. Her fingers fidget, she says, as she sees all of the customers without masks.
For seniors, the spring semester typically means prom, senioritis, and graduation, a highly celebrated rite of passage into adulthood. Sadly, due to the persisting danger of having so many people gathered together, the class of 2020 will be missing the chance to celebrate this momentous occasion with their friends and family.
Under normal circumstances, there are simple ways to cope with an eating disorder flare-up. Since COVID-19 has literally locked us all indoors, alone with our thoughts, phones and refrigerators, healthy coping mechanisms seem out of reach – but not impossible.
Thanks to the “rona,” we’re all stuck at home. Nonetheless we need each other, so consider some ways to cope with the isolation and to stay connected with friends.