On May 16th, 2021, Singapore hunkered down to handle a COVID surge with the new safety guidelines of Phase 2 Heightened Alert. Whether you are staying home voluntarily or due to a Quarantine Order or Stay Home Notice, the stress can impact mental wellness, especially those with pre-existing issues. This really is a time to be kind and support each other. Here's a late-night rain shower, recorded as Singapore's restrictions started.
Everyone is coping differently. When people are unable to cope, it affects normal functioning and might lead to things that could be caught on camera and go viral. This just stigmatizes mental illness even more.
A lot of people are not even aware that they may have existing mental health issues and are struggling in their own ways. This is an incredibly stressful time, reach out and check in on each other. Especially for those who are living alone, it can be very isolating.
This is the sound of the intersection outside my apartment, captured from the kitchen window, recorded shortly after midnight of the 16th. We're going to get through this, together.
See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.