@RuthisianCodex I agree with a lot of what you wrote.
There have been a lot of organizations releasing ads for those who are dealing with domestic violence here. As well as concerns that it may increase as people are social distancing or on quarantine together. Heck, there are even memes now making fun of people who are getting sick of each other (I saw a meme with two dogs growling at each other with a caption "couples during covid")
On a happy-ish side note, my mom made a joke about how she expects an increase in birth rates in the future from people being cooped up and bored
I've noticed a lot of people on social media doing many socials games with each other on instagram - bingo puzzles and things, a lot of group chats which too have games you can play while video chatting. One of my friends posted about being globally social, because we are seeking communication in other ways to bridge that gap. I was part of a group that would get together every Tuesday night to draw at a pub....drink n draw. Anyways, they have a discord room which we get together to draw now.
It's awesome to see people coming together to get that interaction.
I have also seen an increase in donations of products. One company I know of is currently making face shields and donating medical supplies that they use (gloves, masks....) to both hospitals and homeless shelters (aviation company). I have also seen an increase of people writing things like "if you need food, please don't be embarrassed...message me and I will help you".
I think recognizing there are ways to help without putting ourselves in danger are out there. Although, I will say....seeing people who may not be able to access mental health medications and such yes that would be highly concerning, as are missing appointments on lack of ability to commute or fear of sickness. I do know some offices are offering online or phone sessions at least for the time being, and I do know some pharmacies here are offering delivery assistance. This however, is from my perspective here. We haven't reached a chaotic mode just yet.
The worst I see at this point is the strain on health care. We had a lot of changes coming up into policies specifically in the health care sector (gov. trying to save money) and now there is a strong plea to not go ahead with these changes at this time.
As for small businesses, Canada is trying to assist by giving grants. A lot of banks are differing payments....the worst they have noticed is renters are not giving a break at all on tenants. A lot of places have had to close strictly on the fact that they can not pay rent while being closed. There have also been a lot of social media shaming to small businesses that remain open but are being strict on hygiene/regulations set out because of covid (like take and go places).
It's definitely interesting too see people coming together, but its also interesting to see those who are not and who are bickering over choices.
As always, stay safe