Things to do during Isolation!

ACTIVITY, ENTERTAINMENT, & COPING DURING SOCIAL ISOLATION:


Entertainment and “Social”:

  • Host a Netflix party

  • Download apps like TikTok to watch funny videos

  • Reading!

  • Get out all those books you’ve bought but never read!

  • If you already have a library card, you have instant access to all of the online resources at the public library including ebooks, audiobooks, movies, music, magazines, children’s materials, genealogy resources, and educational materials.

  • If you don’t have a card, you can get a temporary card online based on the parish you live in: Orleans Parish + Jefferson Parish

  • Use Zoom, Google Hangouts, or Facetime to video chat with family and friends: you can even play games and watch movies “together” using these services

  • Try cooking and baking new recipes for your family or roommates

Fitness:

Virtual Museum Visits:

Admire the Arts:


Volunteering and Charity Info:

Coping and Mental Health Services:

Check with your insurance company before paying for any of the above therapy services. Many companies are changing coverage plans by the day given the current pandemic, which for most companies this translates into offering more mental health services and expanding coverage for telehealth in general – utilize it.


Emergency hotlines to use & keep as a resource for those you care about:


National Domestic Violence Hotline: 1- 800-799-7233 National Suicide Prevention Lifeline: 1-800-273-TALK (8255) National Hopeline Network: 1-800-SUICIDE (800-784-2433) Crisis Text Line: Text "DESERVE" TO 741-741 Lifeline Crisis Chat (Online live messaging): https://suicidepreventionlifeline.org/chat/ Self-Harm Hotline: 1-800-DONT CUT (1-800-366-8288) Planned Parenthood Hotline: 1-800-230-PLAN (7526) American Association of Poison Control Centers: 1-800-222-1222 National Council on Alcoholism & Drug Dependency Hope Line: 1-800-622-2255 National Crisis Line - Anorexia and Bulimia: 1-800-233-4357 GLBT Hotline: 1-888-843-4564 TREVOR Crisis Hotline: 1-866-488-7386 AIDS Crisis Line: 1-800-221-7044 Veterans Crisis Line: https://www.veteranscrisisline.net TransLifeline: https://www.translifeline.org - 877-565-8860

Find FAQ about social distancing from NPR here.

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