Trusted Resources from Our Yoga Community
Health & Mental Health Resources
- CDC: Mental Health and Coping During COVID-19
- Information and resources on mental health care can be found at the US Department of Health & Human Services Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration (SAMHSA) website. Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration’s (SAMHSA’s) Disaster Distress Hotline may only be available in the United States and parts of Canada: 1-800-985-5990 or text TalkWithUs to 66746. People with deafness or hearing loss can use their preferred relay service to call 1-800-985-5990. Mindful: How Mindfulness Can Help You to Navigate the Coronavirus Panic
- Coping With Stress During Infectious Disease Outbreaks
- America Foundation for Suicide Prevention: Taking Care of Your Mental Health in the Face of Uncertainty
- National Domestic Violence Hotline – https://www.thehotline.org – for those who are worried about quarantining during #COVID19 in a home where they do not feel safe, live help is available from the National Domestic Violence Hotline 24/7/365 at @ndvh by chat or by calling their hotline at 1-800-799-7233.
- Domestic Shelters – another resource for those who are worried about quarantining during #COVID19 in a home where they do not feel safe, https://www.domesticshelters.org/ Includes shelters in the US and Canada.
National Relief Funds & Grants
- The Small Business Administration will provide loans to businesses affected by the coronavirus. The SBA’s Office of Disaster Assistance will work with governors to submit requests for Economic Injury Disaster Loan assistance. Once areas have been designated for relief, affected communities will receive more information. For additional information, please contact the SBA disaster assistance customer service center. Call 1-800-659-2955 (TTY: 1-800-877-8339) or e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org.
- Unemployment Insurance information is available from the U.S. Department of Labor; file for unemployment insurance here. Employment Insurance, benefits and leave for Canadians can find information here.
- Self-Employment Assistance Information from the Department of Labor – This is a voluntary program for States and, to date, Delaware, Mississippi, New Hampshire, New York, and Oregon have active Self-Employment Assistance programs. The State Workforce Agency websites for these states can be accessed at http://www.servicelocator.org/OWSLinks.asp. File for unemployment insurance first here: https://www.careeronestop.org/LocalHelp/UnemploymentBenefits/find-unemployment-benefits.aspx then file for this Self-Employment Assistance as well if available in your state.
- FAST Fund. The FAST Fund delivers money quickly when students face emergencies. We aim to help students just in time, reducing or eliminating their financial challenges so that they can focus on learning. http://www.thefastfund.org/about-us. You do have to be a student nominated by a faculty member.
- Women Arts offers resources for emergency funds for artists of all disciplines. https://www.womenarts.org/funding-resources/emergencyfunds/
- Comcast is offering Free Internet for low-income customers affected by COVID-19 for 60 days. http://Internetessentials.com
Temporary or Remote Job Opportunities
- 25+ Sites for Finding Remote Work
- 2020 Census Jobs (Uncertain how this might be affected by the current climate but figure it’s worth putting on here)
- Resources for Remote Work
- SkipTheDrive: Telecommuting, remote, online, and work-from-home jobs, ranging from part-time to full-time. Free for job seekers.
- Lessons.com: Pay-per-quote system that allows teachers to profitably market their services directly to interested students. You buy and use credits to contact students who have submitted a request for lessons. You pay only to send a quote.
- HireMyMom: focuses strictly on home-based jobs and projects that work perfectly for today’s modern mom. We specifically target entrepreneurs, home business owners and small businesses who need to hire help but don’t want full-time, on-site employees. With HireMyMom.com, there is a small fee to be a member which helps keep the number of job seekers to a reasonable size to give you a better chance of getting hired as well as provide revenue to market our services to those Businesses looking to HIRE!
- WeWorkRemotely: focused mainly on tech, customer support, and marketing jobs. Job listings are paid for by the hiring companies, limiting job spam.
Other Generalized Wisdom
- “Coronavirus offers “a blank page for a new beginning, says Li Edelkoort” by Marcus Fairs, de Zeen
- Additional Resources for Facing Coronavirus/Covid19 by Adrienne Maree Brown
- Social Justice in a Time of Social Distancing by Kenneth Bailey and Lori Lobenstine, the design studio for social intervention
- Anxious About the Coronavirus? Here Are Eight Practical Tips on How to Stay Calm and Support Your Immune System by Sheila Patel, M.D., Chief Medical Officer, The Chopra Center
- The Immune System as Sacred Boundaries by Banyan Botanicals
- Coping with Crises and Tragic Events by SUNY Geneseo
- Yoga as a tool for healing through these uncertain and challenging times. By Susanna Barkataki
- The Ethics of Staying Home in the Face of Coronavirus by Jenni Avins (for Quartz)
- Thoughts on Respiratory Health and Immunity, by Village Life Wellness
- Social Distancing is an Act of Love by ctznwell (also subscribe to WELLread for a free weekly email toolkit curating the top news to read, actions to take, and practices to keep you grounded)
- How canceled events and self-quarantines save lives, in one chart By Eliza Barclay and Dylan Scott
- How to self-isolate by Alex Ward
- SunLight Chair Yoga (books)
- Healing Justice Podcast
- Embodied Compassion Practice for Empaths with Bo Forbes
- UCLA Mindful Awareness Research Center free guided meditations
- Mindful Strength 149 Clare Kelley: Pandemic in yoga and movement, what we can do now!
- Michelle Johnson, @skillinaction has made her Healing in Community Online Summit interviews accessible for everyone, even those who didn’t originally sign up for the summit as it’s been released: http://bit.ly/healing-community (from Michelle Johnson “I’m offering this summit for free and if you feel moved to gift something back in return you can donate to the Healing in Community Scholarship Fund by donating through venmo or paypal.” Venmo-Michellecassjohn Paypalemail@example.com⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀
- Free 20min Hatha and Slow Flow practice from Chris Calarco
- Christopher Hirsh has announced a pay-what-you-can offering of 45-min sessions to support folks in grounding and nervous system down-regulation, centered around breathing, guided meditation, and intuitive healing.⠀⠀
- Yoga for Amputees by Marsha T Danzig
- Yoga for Scleroderma
- Uplifted Yoga with Brett Larkin Online Classes, and free yoga via youtube
- SunLight Chair Yoga (7 yoga Chair Yoga online courses)
- Dawn Ross offers free yoga via her YouTube channel
- From Amy Secrist: Offering some free yoga on my just created youtube channel – figuring it out as I go. Will also be posting encouragments and resources at thecatholicyogi.com
*These resources are shared from a living document currently being created and updated by our trusted yoga community, headed up by Amber Karnes at Body Positive Yoga & Accessible Yoga. Thank you!