CORONA VIRUS DISEASE AND MENTAL HEALTH
Corona virus is delivered from the Latin word corona meaning “crown”, the name refers to characteristic appearance of virions (the infective form of the virus) under the electron microscope. In 2002, the SARS-COV ( Severe acute respiratory syndrome corona virus emerged in china causing global anxiety as the outbreak rapidly spread by July 2003 and it had resulted in over 8000 cases in 2 countries. In December 2019, a novel corona virus named SARS-COV-2 emerged in Wuhan, China and it led to rapidly spreading outbreak of corona virus disease (COVID-19), by January 2020 it was then declared as a public health emergency. As of April 1st there have been about 1,617,204 confirmed cases of COVID-9, 364,868 who recovered and 97,039 deaths, resulting in fatality rate of approximately 5% however recent studies show the actual fatality rate would be lower to about 0.7% due to undiagnosed cases which makes the actual number of cases go higher.
Coronavirus has now become a source of daily conversation, in order to support the community, family and most importantly children at home, we need to know the accurate information on COVID-19 which can help us to make them understand on what is happening, what can be done to relieve their fear and anxiety and how to make them feel safe.
So this virus commonly enters an individual’s body when it’s on their hands and they touch their mouth, nose or eyes via droplets produced by coughing or sneezing, contact with contaminated surfaces and close contact with affected individuals. This is why it is emphasized on hand washing and avoid touching your mouth, nose and eyes also keep a distance of 1 meter from anyone coughing or sneezing, and do wear a mask if you are sick or are taking care of someone with symptoms.
Older people, children and patients with co-morbidities (Chronic obstructive lung disease, Diabetes, Hypertension and Asthma) are at a greater risk due to their low immune status. Keep in mind that most people do not get severely ill from COVID-19, it’s just important to do what you can to lower the risk and help slow the spread of the virus. DO NOT PANIC.
During the rapidly changing situation, loss of daily routine, and isolation can lead to Fear, anxiety and depression. The social media and information from various sources and people creating lots of misinformation may sound like the situation is out of control.
It is very normal to feel anxious and worried but you can cope with stress and anxiety by first taking care of yourself and your family by:
Taking breaks from news: constant news about COVID-19 from all types of media that may create fears about the disease, Limit social media use that may expose children to rumors and false information, be very mindful when discussing news and your personal fears in front of kids.
Get regular exercise and eat healthy: eating healthy and well balanced diet, getting physical exercise 30 min a day, and getting good night sleep.
Try to find activities that you enjoy and can do indoors: encourage activities which you and kids enjoy ie: puzzles, art work, cooking projects, watching movies etc. create opportunities for Family time.
Enjoy virtual socializing: connect with family and friends using phone calls or face time. This aid’s to avoid the feeling of isolation and you can also maintain relationships.
Demonstrate effective hand washing techniques: show children how to as hands together and how to get soap between fingers and all the way till the ends of fingers including the thumbs. Encourage on washing hands 20 seconds.
Practice social distancing and stay home: currently schools and public gatherings are discouraged and families stay indoors, explaining kids how this will help prevent spread of corona virus. Let them know when the risks of COVID-19 become lower they will then look forward to being back to normal routine.
Seek for HELP and ADVICE when necessary: persistent feeling of hopelessness, excessive sadness or overwhelming worry, changes in eating or sleeping habits and difficulty concentrating. Do not feel ashamed to talk it out to your closed ones, contact your Doctor or a Mental Health Professional for Advice.
Dr. Arzoo-e-Zainab.M. Khalfan, (MD, Mental Health First Aider)
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Title: When should I start dating?* Author: _Sassi Sassi.
Dated: April 8, 2020.
To most of youth, young boys and girls these days, the question on when is the right time for one to start dating has remained an endless debate awhe unanswered cry, the cry that read astray alot of friends, family members, schoolmates, neighbours and the social media family, as it has been and I still a question with no answers of which I do not have as well.
So many jamb questions like should I start dating when I'm of a certain age, when I'm done with school, when I'm at certain level while in the university where I'll be free, when I have enough cash or even when one asks me to do so. The questions have remained rhetorical one.
The questions have remained to be what I can call the silent killing gun that hunts and drives to hell most of youths if not all.
At one point in life I thought that getting old is itself enough as a solution to the relational affairs and it's related problems, of which recently I found the answer to be NO a big no as there are so many elderly people who seek divorce and separation orders with their spauses each day around doors of courts of law and marriage reconciliatory boards.
I wonder and ask myself did any of the two blander in making the right timing for the relation affairs, something that makes their timing bad for timing relational affairs. I do not know either.
One friend of mine sometimes used to say to me that he cannot date/start dating since he argued not having enough money to take good care of the person he will be dating.
This as well paused a question as should one start dating when he/she has enough money to provide in the expected relationship?.
Literally NO since there are so many wealthy people I know who have no peace in their relationships and there are plenty of middle and low income people who are happy with their relationship.
Everyone has his/her own question and answers when it comes to a point of dating. Over years none has come with a genuine answer on the questions instead everyone has tried to come with his/her theoretical assumption that in some cases even doesn't relate to theirs hence not reflecting the reality.
This makes such assumptions bad to relay genuinely despite any case my be.
This comes due to the fact that we are never equal and never will be even once, we aren't the same or homogeneous as human being making a certain assumption that worked better to somebody X it not being necessary to work in the same manner to Y.
This reminds me of Dr Myles Munroe, a celebrated write and preacher who wrote in his book titled Dating and waiting a potentil book I suggest you get a copy of it. In the book Dr Munroe tries to answer the same question as a grown up man, father, husband, Pastor, writer and critical thinker. He provides no right or direct answer to the questions since our timelines tends to differ from one person to another, instead he offers us a better way to follow.
Dating starts from oneself before one practically starts to look for a mate for such purpose. This is the only and right time one can make critical analysis on the benefits and challenges of dating. Depending on one's timeline when one gets to grasp what are the expected advantages and disadvantages which can be foreseen.
And such that one has been at a position to keep the advantages more of positive and the disadvantages turning them to blessings then this is the time one can start dating.
Why is it so?
One is at a position to have mechanisms of managing all the risks likely to having rise out of the relationship and handle them appropriately.
One is at a position to have reasons to love such that he/she be kept holding when things are not in order in their relationship.
This will keep everyone bound to the relationship to the extent of not being ready to be kept away the other, making a perfect combo.
Everyone can have his own time for that as it's quite impossible to have it all at once, everyone can have his/her reasoning on it and this is how it is supposed to be since
the beauty is within the eyes of the beholder as we all concur to it.
Everyone has his/her own reason to love
this is naturally and that is how it has been and will be.
Everyone needs love, life is naturally love.
Dating should be the one with purpose otherwise it will be time wasting worth to call absurdity.
Relations issues are purely such that none will at one point run from them in life, playing it smart is crucial to everyone of us than being quite away from it for a happily living worth to live.
@Nguvu ya Maarifa.
Watoto ni kitu muhimu ilikufanikisha jamii yennye maadili na nguvu vipi tunailea au tunawalea ndilo kosa kubwa tufanyalo au ndio mafanikio makubwa tufanyayo kumbuka kulea mtoto wako mmoja ndiko kuibadili dunia vizuri au vibaya
WIDOWS CONDOLENCES TO MAMA ANNA MKAPA
As us fellow widows, we would like to give our condolences to Mrs.Anna Mkapa for loosing her beloved, strong and devoted to his fellow citizens of Tanzania,husband, former president, Mr.William Benjamin Mkapa.
"When someone you love becomes a memory, the memory becomes a treasure."
May his soul rest in peace,"R.I.P."
PRESIDENT WILLIAM BENJAMIN MKAPA
KAYOKO, MWAMUZI MDOGO ZAIDI KUCHEZESHA SIMBA NA YANGA.
-Achana na zile goli nne walizofungwa Yanga juzi Jumapili, siyo mara ya kwanza. Achana na mashabiki waliozimia. Achana na kitendo cha Morrison kususa. Habari kubwa ni mwamuzi wa kati, Ramadhan Kayoko..
-Mwamuzi huyu chipukizi alichezesha pambano hili kwa kiwango cha hali ya juu sana. Sheria 17 za soka zilionekana uwanjani. Hakuwa na presha wala hofu. Inavutia sana.
-Sasa habari kubwa zaidi ni kwamba, Kayoko ameweka rekodi ya kuwa mwamuzi mwenye umri mdogo zaidi kuchezesha pambano la mashindano la watani wa jadi Simba na Yanga. Kayoko kwa Sasa ana umri wa miaka 26 tu.
-Kayoko aliyezaliwa machi 1994, amevunja rekodi ya mwamuzi Elly Sasii aliyoiweka mwaka 2017 ya kuchezesha pambano la watani wa jadi (Simba na Yanga ) katika mchezo wa Ngao ya Jamii akiwa na miaka 27 tu.
-Sasii ambaye kwa sasa ni mwamuzi bora wa Ligi Kuu mara mbili mfululizo, aliteuliwa kuchezesha pambano la August 2017 Katika mchezo huo Simba ilishinda kwa mikwaju ya penalti baada ya suluhu ndani ya dakika 90..
-Kabla ya Sasii, rekodi hiyo ilikuwa ikishikiliwa na Mwamuzi Mstaafu, Othman Kazi ambaye alichezesha pambano la watani kwa mara ya kwanza mwaka 2005 akiwa na umri wa miaka 28 tu. Simba ilishinda 2-0 licha ya kumaliza pungufu baada ya Victor Costa kuonyeshwa kadi nyekundu.
-Hata hivyo ikumbukwe kwamba mwamuzi Jonesia Rukia alichezesha pambano la watani wa jadi (Simba na Yanga) mwaka 2014 wakati huo akiwa na miaka 25. Hata hivyo haikuwa mechi ya mashindano bali tamasha la Mtani Jembe ambapo Simba ilishinda 2-0.
UPEKEE WA KAYOKO
-Pamoja na rekodi hizo za waamuzi wengine mwamuzi Ramadhani, Kayoko anakuwa mwamuzi wa kwanza kuchezesha mechi ya watani wa jadi katika msimu wake wa kwanza ndani ya Ligi Kuu.
-Kayoko ambaye ni miongoni mwa waamuzi Vijana wenye umri mdogo zaidi kwenye orodha ya waamuzi wa Daraja la kwanza nchini, walipandishwa kuchezesha mechi za Ligi Kuu mwanzoni mwa msimu huu hivyo hii ni mara ya kwanza kuchezesha VPL.
-Kama ulikuwa hufahamu ni kwamba, Kayoko msimu uliopita ndio alikuwa mwamuzi Bora kwenye fainali za mabingwa wa mikoa (RCL) zilizofanyika Simiyu pia alikuwa mwamuzi Bora wa Fainali za U20
Sometimes we want to be understood so much that we forget to understand others
-How to handle a person you love.
Keep in mind that, he or she will never be perfect. At some point, they'll be inconsistent and sometimes impatient. It's hard for them to handle your mood swings for they get angry too.
Give them the freedom to do things they like. The truth is, if they really love you, they'll never do things that will hurt you. They've a life to live so don't take it away from them. You ain't his or her world, you are a part of it.
Make some efforts for them. Ask them how his or her day went. Ask them what went wrong. Love them hard and be patient as well.
You should respect their choices and decisions. Give them the respect that they deserve.
Show them that you care. Keep him or her with warm hugs. Show to them that you are always there.
Like you, they need and deserve your attention too. He or she needs reassurance that, they are the only one for you. Don't give them some reasons to doubt you.
There will never be a perfect man or woman. At some point, you'll get disappointed and upset because they didn't become a man or woman you expected them to be bit because you love them, you accept every bit of him or her.
If they are worth the risk, keep them.