These are tough times.
Mental health and support organizations are working harder than ever before. Due to the COVID-19 Pandemic, people across the nation are experiencing increased stress and anxiety. Many Americans suffered from pre-existing conditions and those have only been heightened. Depression, anxiety, substance abuse, domestic abuse, and other harmful behavioral concerns are real issues and have only been heightened during this challenging strange time. Depression and coping with stress are difficult for everyone who experiences it, and that is why it is important to take care of yourself and others, as no one should be alone. Recourses are available, but not always easy to find or contact.
The Wisconsin Department of Health Services has sources of support that may help. Trained counselors are available, National Suicide Prevention Lifeline is; 1-800-273-8255. Safety at home is an issue for people now more than ever need the text hope line texting service. Just text “hope line 74174.” The violence hotline is “1-800-799-safe” (7233) or text “love is,” at 22522, the sexual assault hotline, which is 1-800-656-4673. Walworth county health and human services provide resources and help in a crisis situation, and you reach them by calling 262-741-3200.
With mental health issues and financial stress on the rise, we all need to look out for each other.
The Walworth County Fair has been canceled but that doesn’t mean you can’t get some of your favorite fair experiences in small increments.
This past week the Midway Food Fair took place on the fairgrounds and many people came out to enjoy some of the wonderful fresh fair food. The Walworth County Fur and Feather sale will be held virtually. The sale opens online Friday, September 4th, and closes on Tuesday, September 8th. It will be held on The Show Circuit Online Sales Platform at sconlinesales.com. The traditional Truck and Tractor Pulls are scheduled for Sunday, September 6th, at p.m. Limited seats are available so don’t miss out. Tickets are available through the Walworth County Fair for $10-$20.
The monster explosion in Beirut comes immediately to mind.
The rolling gas tank, containing thousands of gallons of gasoline and diesel fuel, is being pushed forward by the Lake Geneva city attorney, to have its own parking spot down on Wrigley Drive. City Attorney Dan Draper has drafted an ordinance, in order to allow this dangerous monster behemoth to be allowed its own parking place on Wrigley Drive, right at the point where the drive critically turns into town near the water’s edge. Other boat rental places use jeeps and other small four-wheel drives to deliver rolling tanks of gas to be taken directly to the boats. Lake Geneva does not need this potential “Lebanon” kind of exposure right down at the water’s edge. That the owner of the particular boat rental ‘joint’ that wants the parking place is super wealthy and very powerful should not overcome the needs of the remainder of the public.