Mental Health Check

I am not too vain to admit that I have been doing a lot of panic reading. When COVID-19 was first beginning I had convince myself that it would stay away. I’ve lived a life where this hasn’t happened before, nor did I expect a pandemic of this scale to happen in my lifetime. I realize now that, that was naive.

I’ve been reading everything in sight. Any book I can get my hands on. I’m currently reading three different books. Well, I realized that while reading isn’t a bad thing my panicking is.

I made the decision to make an appointment for my blatantly spiraling anxiety issues and my appointment was eventually deemed non-essential. My appointment I’ve been waiting for was cancelled.

So I’ve been sitting here, freaking out, not knowing what to do and luckily I got a call from my doctor. She has decided to put me on a medication I took several years ago on a trial basis, hoping that the pandemic blows over by the time my trial is over.

I guess my point is this, if you’re feeling scared to the point of needing medication, you’re not alone. What is going on is really scary. If you are unable to get medication like I thought I was, try and find ways to help yourself cope. Keep reading books, look up breathing exercises, love yourself.

If anyone needs to talk, shoot me an email at

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Savannah Worman

My name is Savannah, you can call me Sav. I am a recent Oregon State graduate, Siletz tribal member, and aspiring book critic. Join me on this exploration of the literary world around us. You’re sure to find something you like. If you have any questions, concerns, or comments feel free to hit me up on the contact page! I live in the Pacific Northwest with my boyfriend, my Havanese/Aussie Shepard Stark, my Jack Russell/Shih Tzu Daenerys, and my son Finn.

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