Back in late February, I released an episode all about mental health during global pandemics. But the problem was that at that point in time, there weren't a lot of resources available addressing this. And why? Well, the world had never experienced a pandemic of this magnitude in our lifetime. Things have changed a lot in the last month and I feel a personal responsibility to provide an update on the situation. This episode will inform you of what you can do to protect your mental health during this unprecedented time in history. You'll laugh, you'll cry, and hopefully you'll feel a little more hopeful about the situation after you listen in today!
If you need to reach out for help in this time of crisis, you can reach out to the National Suicide Prevention Lifeline - it's not just for suicidal thoughts and they are here for you if you are in any form of emotional crisis! You can call them 24/7 at 1-800-273-8255 or reach them via text by texting "HOME" to 741-741 if you live in the United States. Citizens of Canada can text "TWLOHA" to 686-868. If you're in the United Kingdom, you can reach them by texting "SHOUT" to 852-58.
For additional emotional support resources, check out the To Write Love on Her Arms website to find out how to get involved in online support groups, access online therapy, and much, much more!
Need financial resources? Check out the UNICEF website to see what type of assistance you may be eligible for.
Intro/Outro Music: "Hold On" by Joy Ike
Transition Music: "Good Day" by Jukebox the Ghost
Featuring clips from "Jimmy Kimmel Live!," "Friends,""Rocko's Modern Life," "Seinfeld," "Conan," "The Daily Show," and more!