Important Disclaimers: I am NOT a clinically trained medical or mental health professional or in matters of public safety.
If you or anyone you know, poses a threat to oneself or others, please contact emergency services (again, half my readers aren’t in the U.S. and aren’t even in North America).
When I saw above linked articles, I was really sad.
What made me even more sad, was that I wasn’t surprised.
I’m not trying to come off like I’m this uncredentialed, unrealized and unappreciated genius, cause I’m not.
I’m saying though as an activist/blogger who writes about medical, mental health and violent crime prevention awareness, that I’ve been worried that it was possible people could/would weaponize the virus itself, a vehicle or actual weapons intending to wound, if not possibly cause fatal harm either online and/or offline, psychologically and/or medically consequentially, in and around homes, places of businesses and in acute care facilities, including, if not especially in and/or around a hospital.
And I’m also saying that it’s very possible that violent actions are going to still escalate and while I cannot be the person, nor do I think only one person can help solve this, we all must try as hard to be vigilantly working on our mental health, tenacity, level of patience and preparedness, as we move through this unprecedented crisis.
As tragic as so many people dying from COVID-19 due to the actuality of the virus, deaths are just as tragic because of it.