Stories

The unintended consequences of Governor Sununu’s stay at home order has been far-reaching — from tens of thousands unemployed, tens of thousands with reduced income and hours, empty and nearly bankrupt hospitals, needed medical and dental procedures postponed, “non-essential” businesses on the brink of bankruptcy — and most in our state are unaware of the collateral damage that our fellow citizens are suffering. Please read and share these stories, and even add your own. 

Doctor’s prescription to walk the closed beaches

As more and more basic freedoms were being taken from me, when the beaches were shut down, the closing required me to go to my physician’s office to ask for a prescription to keep up my daily practice of walking the beach barefooted and deep breathing the salt air. This is my basic medical practice of keeping my immune system strong and healthy. I can list the scientific, medical reasons as to why this is ground zero to protect me, certainly from COVID, but all my medical needs. The constant breaking of my 1st Amendment rights is criminal. Gail Wall

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Waiting for time sensitive ESSENTIAL surgery

In mid-March I was told that my MRI revealed the pain and swelling in my knee was due to my meniscus root being torn off the bone. This repair is time sensitive and must be done within a specific window or it will escalate to a full blown knee replacement. Unfortunately, my doctor told me that NH has stopped all non life-threatening surgeries, and I would be called to schedule my surgery once they were able to do surgeries once again. Then, within a few days of that news, I was laid off. My employer paid our April health insurance

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Social Worker: Stay at home orders magnifying mental illness, unsafe homes

I am a clinical social worker with a background in behavioral health. Although, I am able to see some clients thru tele health not all clients are appropriate for this venue, due to their mental instability, lack of technology and unsafe home environments. Ongoing stay at home orders are causing an increase in mental illness, domestic violence and substance misuse. Some NH residents have no home to shelter in place. For many people home is an unsafe environment and others have no access to technology in order to remain connected to their Case Managers, Therapists and Substance Abuse Clinicians that

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