There’s no way around it - we are in an uneasy time right now. People all across the globe are pinching pennies to make rent and support their families. Parents are forced to put their work, and potentially their income, on hold to homeschool their kids. Everyone everywhere must stay away from social situations, yet we have the tools at our fingertips to help each other.
A few things that aren’t canceled? Empathy. Kindness. Our faith in humanity. Even in isolation, we’re still connected.
People contact Crisis Text Line when they need help with a wide range of issues, like bullying, self-harm, and suicidal thoughts. The volume of conversations has increased during the public health crisis. You can help by volunteering to provide emotional support via their free, 24/7, web-based platform. Crisis Text Line provides a self-paced training before asking volunteers to sign up for one four-hour shift per week for a year.