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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
THE AMAZING LAND OF IMMORTALS.
In a Silent night of total darkness The Sleep in my head was gone and the deep headache caught me. I tried to overcome but the pains increased after every minute Unstoppable, I tried every way but Nothing saved me. Suddenly my head felt heavy and my eyes weak, body laziness and finally I fell to the ground. What got me up is when I saw the beautiful people dressed in white clothes with flying horses and huge wings on their backs.
"Get up son",the Voice called behind me, I knew not where was I till when He rose me up, he was a white man with strong voice and high vibration of energy that myself could not bear, he took me to the cloudy mountain and there he said, "Hurlous Tekhalam Mothiath". It was the language they use, I did not understand but after he fineshed Saying those words the portal opened and I fell so cold from the wind breezing from the other side of the portal.
He said "my name is Ganidel the great warrior of mankind, I know you since you are young. I protected you, today you are in our Land but you will not take so long, there Is A secret I want you to know. Ask your self, why are you here and what is this place? So many soul forget where they belong, go there in the portal and what you see is the answer of what I told you. Go young man, I watch your back."
I had no Choice that obeying what he said.
I manoeuvered to the portal and met a man on the horse waiting me, the whole place was full of bright white light that I could not see clearly the Creatures around me, the man said to me.
"Welcome mortal to the Land of immortals", then he held my hand and I found myself in the Land full of black smokes and he said, "Many souls hung in here for they forgot where they belong, take this shield and this Spear will help you to win over the weakness of clay coat (body). Son here is where you belong, where your fathers lost immortality in the immortality land. Go tell them the secret that as the black smoke burning so their soul burns when they die for they forgot who they are. Everyone has what to pay to the afterlife.
This is the secret of Immortals as how amazing is immortality.
Anyone who remember their home, they aquire immortality, The free souls and free spirits, awakened soul to the Truth and enlightned Minds of souls and body itself, will aquire immortality when arrive to the afterlife but only if it weighs 1000 times than the fixed quantity.
For Everysoul will pay of his deeds of fterlife".
Having said thàt The soft wind blew on me and I got up from the ground where I first fell. The visions of the future I saw but so Mysterious according to the land immortality.
Written by Arian Mysterious Clairvoyant.