The Care Package, aimed at helping you cope with the new normal and the impacts of physical distancing, now includes a list of important phone numbers and websites at the bottom of each edition. I’ll add more as they reveal themselves or occur to me.
To lighten the mood, I’ve added a second Care Package to the blog each day. Swing back through around the middle of the afternoon each day to check out the Flashback Care Package, a collection of fun stuff that was popular on this date in years past.
Stay safe, and take care of yourself and each other.
Opinion: Leadership In the Time of COVID-19
Get Outside: Vegetable Gardening for Beginners
Song In My Head: The Warmth of the Sun by Brian Wilson
Healthy, Easy, Cheap: Thumbprint Cookies
Chill Out: Best of Country Music Instrumentals
IMPORTANT PHONE NUMBERS & WEBSITES
National Suicide Prevention Lifeline: 800-273-8255, suicidepreventionlifeline.org
National Domestic Violence Hotline: 800-799-7233, thehotline.org/help
Childhelp National Child Abuse Hotline: 800-422-4453, childhelp.org
The Trevor Project LGBTQ Crisis Hotline: 866-488-7386, thetrevorproject.org
GLBT National Health Center: 888-843-4564, https://www.glbthotline.org/
GLBT National Youth Talkline: 800-246-7743, https://www.glbthotline.org/talkline.html
Veterans Crisis Line: 800-273-8255, veteranscrisisline.net
Trans Lifeline: 877-565-8860, translifeline.org
State Labor Offices: https://www.dol.gov/agencies/whd/state/contacts
State & Local Health Departments: https://www.cdc.gov/coronavirus/2019-ncov/downloads/Phone-Numbers_State-and-Local-Health-Departments.pdf
Child Welfare Information Gateway: https://www.childwelfare.gov/contact/