HOW YOU CAN HELP
- Order takeout and delivery from East Somerville businesses
- Buy gift cards and pre-pay appointments
- Maintain memberships such as gyms
- Tip service wokers extra
Volunteer and other ways to help:
Many hospitals are short on medical masks, gloves and sanatizer, please consider donating.
Mutual Aid Group: https://mutualaidmamas.com/
General 10 things you can do to help: https://healthblog.uofmhealth.org/wellness-prevention/feeling-helpless-about-coronavirus-10-things-you-can-do
Volunteer Needs: http://www.cambridgevolunteers.org/needed-now/covid-19/
MENTAL HEALTH RESOURCES
podcast series on managing our minds in the face of this unprecedented situation. If you don't do anything else, please listen to at least part of this. https://unfuckyourbrain.com/pandemic-panic/
An article on creating structure in crisis: https://www.rookiemag.com/2015/04/structuring-life-with-depression/
Article on work-home productivity: https://newrepublic.com/article/156929/work-home-productivity-coronavirus-pandemic
How to Do Nothing: Resisting the Attention Economy, “In the context of health and ecology, things that grow unchecked are often considered parasitic or cancerous. Yet we inhabit a culture that privileges novelty and growth over the cyclical and the regenerative.”
And some ideas for what to do when you put your phone down.