#RRBC #RWISA “RISE-UP” Blog Tour – Day 12

COVID-19 affects us all diffetently. Please read on for some insightful words from #RWISA author Nonnie Jules.

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By Nonnie Jules

By Friday, I doubted that I would even be part of this event.  I’m sure many of you noticed that I kept moving others ahead of me and ahead of me, until I ran out of members to move – as I struggled with finding the time in my schedule to write something.  As of this morning, I had finally decided that I just wasn’t going to be able to participate, as again, I saw no opening in my schedule that would allow it.

Then, I got a phone call at 7:37 this evening from a friend, sharing that her relative had just attempted suicide due to his personal struggles since the arrival of COVID19.  He had lost his job, had received an eviction notice, and saw no clear path to anything remotely close to “better” while the Coronavirus lingered.  That conversation forced me to sit down…

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7 comments

  1. maurabeth2014 · May 22

    Rhani, this is such a sobering and heartfelt piece, beautifully expressed. Really brings home the idea that so many are suffering in so many different ways. Thanks for hosting!!

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    • Rhani D'Chae · May 27

      Hi, Maura. I’m so sorry for the late reply. That certainly was a beautiful piece!
      Thank you so much for stopping by. 😀

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  2. Jan Sikes · May 21

    Nonnie’s piece tore at my heart. I cannot imagine ever losing all hope for life and not being able to find even a glimmer. Thank you for sharing, Rhani!

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  3. peggyhattendorfcom · May 20

    The emotional toll this pandemic has had on people will take years and possibly decades to mend. And tragically for some, their emotional trauma, cannot be remedied and suicide seems the best or only option. Nonnie, thank you for sharing your thoughts on the topic of suicide and mental health.
    Rhani, thank you for hosting our President today.

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    • Rhani D'Chae · May 21

      Hi, Peggy, thanks for stopping by. This pandemic has caused so much harm, so much damage to SO many people out there! I hope recovery will happen, but I agree that it will take a while.

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  4. yvettemcalleiro · May 20

    This is such a heart-wrenching piece! Thank you for sharing it, Rhani!

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