I normally don't write about mental health issues in this blog. I always try to reference topics that address issues of mental health that deal with the aftermath of abuse and normally this appears in another blog.
This administration is implementing policies that is causing many of us to feel a sense of helplessness. We have window seats to attacks to our constitution and the media. We are watching someone instituting policies that have either been poorly thought out if any thought has been given to them at all.
I realize that there has been a daily assault on the psyche of America. The assault can either be construed as positive or negative. This post is for those of us who have been feeling the not so great effects of this presidency.
For those of us that have been feeling depressed, anxious or downright upset with what is going on in our country…first and foremost, understand that you are not alone.
Many of us are feel the effects of a presidency gone awry. We feel this sense of unease with a man who sides with dictators, locks people of color in cages and implement policies that will separate the classes so that that there will only be people that are poor and people that are rich.
You are not alone.
Understand that what you are feeling is completely normal. You are responding to a narcissistic person who must be in the news cycle two-four-seven.
We have never had a president who interjects himself into the lives of the American people daily. And for those of us that feel down, anxious and depressed, please understand that you are not alone and what you feel is not out of the ordinary.
You want to do something, but you don’t know what to do. Obviously, you want to get out and vote and hope that it means something but it’s hard when you know that the president of the United States is inviting a foreign adversary to meddle in our elections and he has a base that will come out to keep this administration in place.
We know that the independents, progressives and democrats need to come out to support the candidate that wins the nomination for the democratic party. But what do you do in the interim?
For those of us that are feeling this overwhelming sense of helplessness, you need to get involved.
This simple act will help you feel as if you are doing something to combat what the president is doing. If you go to church, find out what your church is doing to help the people that are in cages. Below are a listing of websites that may be of assistance to you.
Just a note: These are resources that I have come across that may prove helpful to you. Please understand, I am NOT recommending or endorsing any of them. It is up to you to determine if they offer something you need and whether it is appropriate for your situation.
National Alliance on Mental Illness (NAMI)
NAMI State List:
ANXIETY / PANIC
- Panic Disorder Information Hotline -- 1-800-64-PANIC
I sincerely hope that you found this entry informative and of assistance to you.
~ J.L. Whitehead