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Effects of quarantine, Anonymous (15)

Quarantine has been a tough time for just about everyone. One of my biggest struggles right now is the fact that it is dragging my mental health down. I am starting to feel like I have no purpose in my daily life. Almost robotic. Get up, struggle to do my work, facetime friends and act like everything is normal, maybe go out for a walk or two, stay up till 4 am, and repeat. Not being able to socialize in person has made me feel like I’m alone when I know I’m not. And every day something just feels off. Like a weird, uncomfortable dream. But we are very close to the end and I have some hope left so I am very anxiously waiting to see my friends again

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DEAR TEENAGERS,
DEAR TEENAGERS,
May 22, 2020

I love the last sentence of your submission. Although the world is crazy right now and is making life difficult for a lot of people, I admire you for keeping hope. I am glad that you are able to find something to look forward to. Nothing is more important than that right now, so don't lose hope! I completely understand how you feel about quarantine. I, too, have felt my mental health deteriorate. I also agree that life feels surreal, stuck in this endless repetition of a daily routine that isn't exciting or enjoyable. There is a huge difference between being able to socialize in person vs over the phone or through social media. I know it's easy to feel…

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