Mental Health

Author Jan L. Mayes shares personal information related to coping with mental health distress from tinnitus, decreased sound tolerance, public noise pollution, or other causes such as her own major anxiety and major depressive disorders.

Author Jan L. Mayes Reader Experience Ratings: E for Everyone, PG-13, and M for mature.

Given recent confusion, I have decided to update my blog categories to help readers’ find the writing they want without exposing them to unwanted content. Over the next few days, I will be updating my blog with a system of blog post ratings: E for Everyone, PG-13, and M for mature. In the absence of …

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Thank you to Coronavirus Care Givers and the Kindness of Strangers

Our global village will need to work together in the coming months to find new ways to live, learn, play, and work to halt the spread of Coronavirus. While healthcare systems are stretched to the limit, and schools and non-essential services are shut down, it will take time for governments to set up new systems …

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No Need for Melodrama: Objective Update on my Safe Shelter In Place on Vancouver Island

I”m sorry for the recent melodramatic posts and messages. Paramedics came today and I DO NOT HAVE CORONAVIRUS. Only my major anxiety disorder flared up badly with a dash of paranoia, cognitive and mental stress, exhaustion, severely flared up hyperacusis (decreased sound tolerance), none of it helped by too much noise in my neighbourhood which …

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Coronavirus Diary March 21, 2020 All hope is lost; Canada coronavirus 811 hotline crashed

I thought things would get better today. It is better to have no expectations than slight expectations that are horribly dashed. I had my CloudMD appt. But because of vision disability and unfamiliar with tech, I couldn’t get audio/video working on laptop for appointment and couldn’t get phone to pick up when called by Dr. …

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