Jethro Dixon is a
Patient Advocate at the Rand Memorial Hospital,
Grand Bahamas, The Bahamas
Tips On Coping Emotionally During COVID19
certainly unprecedented times. We are in a
crisis. When I say we, I am referring to
everyone living in The Bahamas and more broadly,
everyone living on planet earth. This is a
crisis, but not one that we cannot overcome.
This is one time when unification of all
residents in The Bahamas, yes, the entire world
is required to crush this pandemic. Every
country in the world has at least one case of
COVID19. It is spreading like wildfire.
Crisis can bring out the best or worst in
society. Quoting one author: “There are silver
linings we are experiencing through this tragic
situation. We have seen the very best in people
during times of crisis. Their generosity of
spirit is evident in countless ways.” We’ve seen
many who are sharing their time, helping others,
responding actively to the lockdown or curfew
requirements. . . But listen. Do you
realize that “What ifs” can cripple you?
Sometimes they are simply frivolous or stupid.
They freeze us in a position of endless anxiety
or allow us to become stagnated. What ifs can
cripple a relationship, family, and nation. . .”--
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