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
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
YouTube offers lots of yoga, Pilates, cardio, and strength workout videos for free
Peloton – extended 90 day trial
DailyBurn – extended 60 day free trial
Get trained by Les Mills
Gladiator’s new "Hustle from Home" series
Black Swan Yoga has both livestream yoga and online yoga
CorePower Yoga online classes
HEAT bootcamp virtual bootcamps
The Little Gym offers videos for kid workouts
Get outsiand walk, run, or bike: you can track your progress on apps like Pacer, Runkeeper, and Map My Run for free
Virtual Museum Visits:
Admire the Arts:
Volunteering and Charity Info:
Adopt or foster a pet: Animal Rescue New Orleans, Bluetails, Take Paws Rescue, LASPCA, Zeus’ Rescues
Check local neighborhood apps like Nextdoor to see if anyone has organized anything in your neighborhood
Why not pick up some garbage
Support local food banks
$$$ - not sure where to donate: https://www.charitynavigator.org/
Coping and Mental Health Services:
Healthcare workers are being offered free access to TenPercentHappier & they go live every weekday at 2:00pm
Look for digital health and wellness sessions being offered for free!! Like this one here.
Talk to someone – plenty of peer-support groups and virtual therapy offered:
TalkSpace, BetterHelp, PrideCounseling – offer therapy services for a fee**
7 Cups, Emotions Anonymous, Support Groups Central, Therapy Tribe, Support Groups, 18percent and PsychCentral.
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.