Truly, it astonishes how much professional, credentialed experts will sabotage themselves and the people who trust them in their desperate worship of the Narrative from which all sinecures flow. Compare this Behavioral Health CEO’s advice to amateur-anonymous-mine.
How to Manage Mental Health in Cold Weather during the Pandemic
By Ravi Maharajh, 5 November 2020
As the colder weather forces more people indoors — where public health officials warn there is increased risk of transmission of the coronavirus — concern is growing over the mental health implications of isolation.
Could it be possible that a nonspecific, context-free ‘increase’ in Chinaball bounciness might be less important to a person’s health than behaving like a human being? Let’s find out from a PRO!
Frank Ghinassi, president and CEO of Rutgers University Behavioral Health Care discusses ways people can stay socially connected and when they should seek professional help for mental health concerns.
The leader of a literal medical-industrial complex. Curiously, he’s never described as a doctor… neither am I but I don’t provide mental health care for a career.
How can people combat isolation as cooler weather drives them indoors?
GQ: The same way they’ve been ‘combating’ isolation over the summer: civil disobedience against State lockdown mandates in the name of acting human. Meanwhile, the main problem with winter, in the context of mental health, is the lack of sunlight, not being indoors. Humans aren’t designed to live without shelter even at the warmest of times.
Frank Ghinassi: Maintaining a level of social contact is going to be critical. People who live alone, regardless of whether they are young or old, are at particular risk. One solution is to stay in touch with family and friends, whether it is over social media, through video or over the phone. Maybe share a cup of coffee with someone over the phone in the morning.
Man, that’s… that’s depressing. Whose side is Frank on?
Write letters: Sending and receiving them can be very rewarding.
That is no replacement for being social. That is merely the ALLOWED replacement for being social, which is straight-up malpractice coming from a mental health expert.
If you live with your family, do activities, such as board games or listen to audio broadcasts, as a family rather than watch TV.
Okay, one point for Frank: watching TV is bad for your health. Although methinks he’s Boomering with ‘listen to audio broadcasts as a family’.
Take a walk in the cold with others.
Wear masks at all time. Maintain six-foot social distancing at all times. No hugs. No handshakes. Do not share articles of clothing. Do not sing or speak in a loud voice. Assume all members of other households are contagious with a deadly disease, including their pets. Report all violators to the Ministry Of Health for contact-tracing. And remember to eat your meals while you’re outside in the cold with others! Because eating indoors in climate-controlled comfort is UNHEALTHY!!!
The people I worry about the most are those who live in unsafe environments or where there is domestic violence. I encourage people in these situations to reach out to agencies or their case managers.
Ohhh, that’s right! We men can’t beat our wives during the Superbowl anymore! Guess we’ll have to beat our wives during Thanksgiving dinner instead! Gotta make quota! “That was a great meal, honey!” *whack whack whack* “Unggh, I’m too full to… continue…” *tryptophan claims another victim*
Are we talking DV as in “he beats me because he loves me” or DV as in “hubby touched my body because I haven’t put out since LAST winter”?
Should people anticipate – and prepare for – a “grieving” period for the lifestyle they enjoyed in the warmer months?
GQ: Grow up already. It’s winter, it happens every year.
FG: This is an appropriate term. Missing things that made our lives pleasurable is normal, natural and to be expected. Suppressing or ignoring the fact that we are grieving could make the situation worse. Acknowledging that grieving activities we loved, such as going to theaters, parties and restaurants, is legitimate, expected and — here’s the key word — normal.
Fuck your Normal. There is nothing normal about the government playing God… um… sigh, that’s a second point for Frank. I should’ve said there is nothing legitimate about government playing God.
This is a process. We need to accept that we are in a highly unusual time; a pandemic is something that people haven’t dealt with on this level for a century.
“The first step in good mental health is accepting that no matter what, Big Brother loves you and must be obeyed.”
People should realize that grieving ebbs and flows and other circumstances such as fatigue, work stress, family conflict and illness could exacerbate it.
But not lockdowns?
They should seek out the support of family and friends and, if necessary professionals or religious officials, if they feel their grieving is sustained without seeing any reduction after four to six weeks. Like echoes on a wall of a canyon, grief should get a little softer over time.
That advice fails epically at every level.
A man telling his wife he’s emotionally hurting? Bad idea to show weakness.
A man telling his friends he’s emotionally hurting? Okay, but men naturally don’t like to show weakness like that and there’s no response his friends can do that’s lockdown-obedient. Just quit the lockdown and be done with it, you’ll feel better once you start to act normal again.
A man telling “professionals” that he’s emotionally hurting? Goodbye firearm ownership, hello suicide-watch incarceration and a “medical history of instability”.
Don’t even get me started about “religious officials”. Frank refusing to mention Christianity by name says everything about his own belief in the regenerative properties of religion.
Seriously, how much more cynical can the Establishment become towards Christ? “If you have mental health issues then speak with a representative of your preferred faith tradition, who is a mandatory reporter of everything we want to hear.” “Come to Jesus but don’t go inside His church. The government said it’s not safe to worship Jesus indoors. Big Brother loves us while Jesus abandoned us to die of plague.”
How can people prepare mentally for a change in the upcoming holidays?
GQ: By resolving, now and forevermore, that Christ and country and family and friends are what make life worth living… not unquestioning obedience to a death cult of a government obsessed with “radically transforming” how humans behave.
FG: The traditions of the holiday season are going to be radically altered. This time is associated with gathering — people travel to see family, host family in their homes, something that will be dramatically reduced.
Frank is a New Normal spokesman, soul pre-purchased by The Powers That Be.
This is a time to take refuge in whatever customs and cultures associated with that. People do not have to break those food and gathering traditions. They can prepare food in smaller quantities for their immediate household, even if it is just themselves, and join others through technology as they prepare.
“The lockdown must be obeyed. The lockdown is more important than family. Good mental health comes from obeying the lockdown. Big Brother loves you. The computer is your friend.”
Every Easter, my family’s tradition is to have up to 50 family members gather at one house and make frittatas, an egg-cheese-and-pepperoni dish that is traditional in Italian-American culture. This year, we kept the tradition alive through a Zoom call during which about 30 of us prepared the meal and then ate it together.
“I don’t just tell you to love Big Brother. I love Big Brother myself! Big Brother is better than family to me so listen when I tell you about what’s important for your mental health!”
What self-care measures do you recommend?
GQ: Celebrate the holidays. Keep your family traditions alive for another year. Humans are creatures of habit so keep to your habits for best mental health. Take Vitamin D supplements, it’s a natural mood enhancer and compensates for lack of sunlight. Get lots of hugs from family. Have weekly game nights with friends in-person. Accept that a bug or two is going to be passed around; if that bothers you then keep your hands washed.
FG: Return to the basics: Drink five to six glasses of water a day to stay hydrated as the heat can dry your house, eat healthy foods like fruits and vegetables and maintain a consistent sleep/wake cycle, which is essential for sustaining mood and physical health. Your Monday through Friday sleep cycle schedule should not differ much from your Saturday/Sunday sleep cycle schedule.
None of that is winter-specific. None of that is directly relevant to mental health.
Reduce the urge to drink alcohol. Although a glass of wine with dinner four to five nights a week is not something to worry about, resist the temptation to have a glass of wine at 3:30 because you can. Increased use of alcohol can creep up on you, especially if there is no one else in the house to check on you. Do a self-check: Are you using more alcohol than you were a year ago? If you are concerned, you can call support lines anonymously.
SOMEBODY loves Big Brother so much that alcoholism is a constant temptation!
This Frank Ghinassi disgusts me. He sees that the lockdowns are hurting people and inevitably leading to self-medications such as increased drug abuse, yet he likes his comfortable position as President & CEO of a Big Brother agency too much to admit the blindingly obvious truth.
He will not be pleased to discover that Christ is real and pissed about his treacheries.
Plan for regular physical activity. If you are not comfortable going to a gym and do not have equipment, you can used canned goods as weights, use YouTube videos to guide you in exercises or meditation. Build in a minimum of 30 minutes of exercise 5 days a week.
How female. No man can use canned food for weight unless he’s barely starting out–I’m not a great bodybuilder anymore yet I can’t even feel any dumbbell smaller than 10lbs. “30 minutes of exercise”? He’s preaching cardio exclusively.
Finally, make a list of things that give you pleasure — movies, crafts, reading, puzzles, exercise, cooking, board games, listening to music, social calls — and do at least two things every day.
But no hugs. Hugs are forbidden by law.
When should you seek professional [mental] help?
GQ: Never. The professionals are not your friends. They are government drones who first got into psychology to figure out what THEIR OWN problem was. Nothing they tell you will be more than you can read in a book and meanwhile, they’ll report to Big Tech everything about your mental and emotional vulnerabilities. That WILL come back on you in ways such as loss of firearm ownership, voiding of security clearances and harsher judgments in Family Court.
FG: This is a matter of time and severity. If you get into what feels like a slump and that lasts more than four weeks without a lot of relief, it’s a signal you are not snapping out of it. Look for disruptions in your life. Are you finding it difficult to get and stay asleep? Are there changes in your eating habits? Have you lost your feeling of hopefulness for the future? Are you disinterested in things that used to bring you joy?
In more severe cases: Do you have feelings that “it wouldn’t be the worst thing if I didn’t wake up tomorrow?” or do you have thoughts of harming yourself or other people?
Those questions are straight from the DSM-5 manual for diagnosing clinical depression. As I just said, nothing they tell you will be more than you can read in a book.
Bad news: depression is very hard to treat. That’s because our society is being intentionally and maliciously dismantled by depraved sociopaths with delusions of godhood. That is something a person will naturally be depressed by. If you reach the point of wanting pills then a doctor will prescribe them but that’s all they’ll do because honesty about the root causes of your depression would get them fired.
The government wants you miserable, alone and broken this winter. Set your face against that. Do not cooperate. Do not ask the government for help. Look to God in Heaven and the people who still care about you after the State told them not to.
That is a sign to contact a professional whether at one of the Rutgers support helplines or elsewhere, such as through the Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Association’s helpline…
“Big Brother loves you. Big Brother cares about your mental health. Unless you play with friends and visit family. Then Big Brother must reeducate you about the dangers of Winnie the Flu. The lockdowns do not cause suicide and despair. Your inappropriate responses to the lockdowns cause suicide and despair.”