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PostPosted: April 2nd, 2020, 3:38 pm 
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We can get through this!
Let's get through this together!
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PostPosted: April 3rd, 2020, 7:22 am 
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Amazing interview with Trevor Noah and Bill Gates on last nights Daily show.
April 2.
Haven't found an easy link yet.
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PostPosted: April 3rd, 2020, 9:56 am 
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https://www.facebook.com/watch/?v=1085625798502880


I believe this was the video.


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PostPosted: April 4th, 2020, 9:52 am 
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Atillak that was part the whole interview was pretty long, used up most of his show.
Trevor asked some amazining questions and Bill answered them very honestly.
For anybody in the media it was an amazing well done interview.
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PostPosted: April 6th, 2020, 10:15 am 
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I don't write this lightly or easily and it is still actually very hard to do this after all these years.

You do not want to live through the #$## storm our family did in the economic downturn of the early 70's

DO not take the coming spectre of mental illness lightly.

It can be absolutely crushing and it can last decades.

Due to PTSD as we know it now my father became an alcoholic as his business crashed and the horrors of war experiences flooded back into his dreams.
My mother had kidney disease and lost a kidney.

We lost our house.

We kept what we thought was our shame to ouselves and it was destructive.
We told few and very few knew.

I was lucky even though they did not know a few friends and some in the paddling community reached out and did little things that helped a lot with my paddling successes and to ride out the storm.

I rembember reading about the storm of mental illness and grief. I don't know the full quote but here goes.

Not the whole quote but you get the jest of it.

Sort of quote
"Waves come in huge, fast and close together.
They then become smaller and further apart.
Eventually the waves are far apart but they still come back"

And it is real.

I would not wish the storm we went through on anybody and it is real and devestating.

You can help be the safe harbour, or the lighthouse to help direct them to safety.

Even if you don't read my blog go to the bottom of it to the link on a CTV story.
Watch the video on it.
Best I have seen on this issue.
Make no mistake this Covid 19 is already taking a huge toll on mental health.
We can't stop the storm but we can be the safe harbour or the lighthouse to help others out.
If I can help out one person get through this, then I have succeeded in passing on the gift that was extended to me in the 70's

Help make the storm easier.

Link to my blog.

https://jeffmccollalifetimeoutdoors.wor ... ough-this/

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PostPosted: April 6th, 2020, 7:33 pm 
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Well said!

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