3 thoughts on “Earthquake, and Tsunami, and Meltdown Oh, My!

  • March 13, 2011 at 10:21 pm

    Tracy wrote on facebook: “9/11 was a very tough one for me. I had to turn my tv off and go for a walk to avoid watching the news for a while to calm myself down some. I haven’t had any other news events that really made me stressed.”

  • March 14, 2011 at 11:43 am

    Being a cosmopolitan the “turning off news” does not work… I have friends on faultlines, geographical and political. Months ago I worried about my friends in South Korea, when they were at brink of war.

    I know people in Japan too.

    I met my no. 1 Japanese friend on workcamp in Ukraine. I met the other one in hostel in Rome… a world-citizen with love of art and all things European. Both are safe… both had walls full of heartfelt messages from their international friends who were worried about them.

    “Happy” should not come at price of caring. I want to know that if I happen to be in middle of some disaster, my international friends will take break from “happy” and write me simple “thinking of u, R u ok?”

    (worry, not i don’t focus on Japan purely… because I know people in Middle East, Russia and other not so calm places. I split my worries).

  • March 14, 2011 at 1:08 pm

    VenusH Thanks for your comment… While I’m not focusing on ignoring friends and loved ones in times of distress. Nor am I saying NOT to showing fellow feeling for others should be based on if we are going to feel good or bad. As you put it perfectly “Happy should not come at price of caring”. Rather we (people living with mental health issues) need to know our triggers and how to avoid/ deal with them.


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