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Tue Oct 27, 2020, 01:56 PM

Mental Health Support group: Contemplating the worst reality (politically) imaginable...

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Yes yes yes, we should not indulge in irrational thinking. It is not good for us in general. None of us know, with certainty, what will happen in the election. There are many polls and much wishful thinking. There is also the precedent of Bush v. Gore.

If...if...if (you notice all the "if's LOL) the dictator-wannabe is re-elected..... god forbid.... I think I will get drunk for a few days, at home, so I endanger no one else. Then I might contemplate moving to Canada somehow. Barring that drastic move, we will all have a huge amount of work to do to save our democracy.

Please, fellow Americans, deliver us from this evil called Donald Trump.

Steve

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Response to steve2470 (Original post)

Tue Oct 27, 2020, 02:06 PM

1. Biden is going to win.

We'll keep the House and quite likely take over the Senate. And we will still have a huge amount of work to do to save our democracy. The end of Trump is not the end of the threat. It's only the beginning of the reversal of what he's done in four short (very long) years.

Personally, I don't think there's much to gain in worrying about worst-case scenarios. It's human nature for some, of course, but I just don't think it's worth the time or effort to worry about things that are highly unlikely to occur. There's little evidence that he can close the gap or is even trending upward, as he was in 2016. The apocalyptic assertions that the SC is going to just hand him the win, regardless of context, are really just Trump pipe dreams and we should treat them accordingly.

Could any of it happen? Yeah, but almost assuredly not. I'd rather believe that people are actually going to do the right thing this time, and that thought is based on the current reality. Much better for my sanity, anxiety, depression, etc.

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Response to steve2470 (Original post)

Tue Oct 27, 2020, 04:31 PM

2. Taking a step back from it all helps

The what ifs are constantly percolutaing, but being aware of this process does help.

Yale's very popular Science of Well Being is offered free & very much has helped me & many others.

Those who have tried it said they felt better after the 1st video, which s available immediately upon registration.

Here is the link:

https://www.coursera.org/learn/the-science-of-well-being?utm_source=gg&utm_medium=sem&utm_campaign=01-BrandedSearch-US&utm_content=01-BrandedSearch-US&campaignid=380484307&adgroupid=102187343498&device=m&keyword=&matchtype=b&network=g&devicemodel=&adpostion=&creativeid=433079694377&hide_mobile_promo&gclid=Cj0KCQjwit_8BRCoARIsAIx3Rj6IX-d53-8bBG52sVEVJi4B-YXds1fXf-7bUU3qieL3URJ1830ADpMaAu34EALw_wcB

Be well, All.

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Response to steve2470 (Original post)

Sun Nov 8, 2020, 03:14 AM

3. My anxiety was in vain !!!!!!

Thank you for supporting me, all of you. I hope all of you are as relieved as I am.

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