Tamar Braxton Hospitalized After Being Found Unresponsive. Could the Quarantine be affecting our mental health?

We’ve all seen how the  COVID 19 pandemic has affected us in so many ways. I mean we’ve been ordered to stay in since March. After more than 4 months of being in the house there’s only a number things you can creatively do inside.

Most of us result to social media for entertainment but how entertaining has that been with everything else that has been going on? Seeing the many fatalities that were caused by or in relation to the pandemic, the horrific events that led to the sometimes not so peaceful black lives matter protests, watching the bad reports on the news, people loosing their jobs, financial issues along with your personal matters can be mentally draining.

It was reported that Tamar Braxton has attempted to commit suicide. According to TMZ Braxton was found in her Ritz Carlton hotel room unconscious and her boyfriend David Adefeso told officials she May have overdosed on pills and alcohol. While the details on what led to the suicidal attempt are still unclear we know that Braxton had threatened suicide earlier that day.

Not sure if you or someone you know is living with mental health problems? Experiencing one or more of the following feelings or behaviors can be an early warning sign of a problem:

* Eating or sleeping too much or too little
* Pulling away from people and usual activities
* Having low or no energy
* Feeling numb or like nothing matters
* Having unexplained aches and pains
* Feeling helpless or hopeless
* Smoking, drinking, or using drugs more than usual
* Feeling unusually confused, forgetful, on edge, angry, upset, worried, or scared
* Yelling or fighting with family and friends
* Experiencing severe mood swings that cause problems in relationships
* Having persistent thoughts and memories you can’t get out of your head
* Hearing voices or believing things that are not true
* Thinking of harming yourself or others
* Inability to perform daily tasks like taking care of your kids or getting to work or school

For more on mental health click here

We can all help prevent suicide. The Lifeline provides 24/7, free and confidential support for people in distress, prevention and crisis resources for you or your loved ones, and best practices for professionals.

1-800-273-8255

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