When people say the pandemic is impacting everyone’s mental health I just want to run to the top of the highest mountain and scream at the top of my g*****n lungs “NO!!!! NOT EVERYONE HAS THE SAME MENTAL HEALTH ISSUES. STOP TRIVIALIZING PEOPLE WHO HAD ISSUES LONG BEFORE THE PANDEMIC!!!.” I refuse to let the pain of my years of isolation be invalidated by people who have no idea what true isolation is like, who have plenty of friends and relationships, but where the pandemic has put a SLIGHT DAMPER on their activities. It’s not the same thing as persistent, pre-pandemic isolation.