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Coping strategies

How are you? It’s a small question and also a massive one, freighted with so much meaning. All of us – everywhere – are living through a common experience, yet our responses to it are uniquely our own.

Coping strategies

First published
Monday 13 July 2020

Last updated
Tuesday 9 February 2021

Why this story?

It only dawned on me as I was doing the edit, that this piece is about all of us.

How are you? It’s a small question and also a massive one, freighted with so much meaning.

All of us – everywhere – are living through a common experience, yet our responses to it are uniquely our own. At first glance this is an article about how some quite well-known people have been coping while everything was upended. But it’s more than a lockdown special episode of Through the keyhole. The author, as well-known now for his candour about his mental health as he was for being a sweary spin doctor for Tony Blair, reveals his own troubling lockdown journey.

Stick with it and you’ll discover that you’ll soon be reflecting on your own lockdown and all of the unresolved, unknown consequences of what we have all endured. David Taylor, editor

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