Actions for Everyone
Things are slowly getting better. Around 10% of the population has now received at least 1 dose of the Covid vaccine. Our numbers are slowly going down. We all need each other to make it. Don’t forget to check on your loved ones, even if they seem ok.
Black History Month – All of February is Black History Month and here are some nice ways you can still observe the month within pandemic restrictions.
CW: Suicide/Mental Illness
It’s February and my mind/body knows- For a lot of us, we’re currently going through winter and it’s R O U G H T. I thought it would be a good idea to make one of our actions this week to try to keep the winter blues at bay.
What can you do to help yourself fight Seasonal Affective Disorder?
Up your dose of Vitamin D! – Try to get as much sun as you can and if that’s hard for you, consider talking to your physician to see if you can start taking Vitamin D supplements.
Try to stay active! – It’s always natural to want to settle down a little more during the cold months but if you add Covid into the mix, lots of us are not going out or walking anywhere. Try to add some type of exercise; be it yoga, walking, dancing, stretching, doing some spring cleaning. Anything helps! Just try to move a little to help your brain.
Consider getting a SAD lamp- These lamps are made to mimic the sunrise and sunlight and will help you battle the sad away.
Reach out –
Text 741741 for a free crisis text line
Call 1-800-662-HELP, the National helpline for substance abuse or emotional distress
Call 1-800-273-8255 for the National Suicide Prevention Lifeline
Go to Open Path Collective to find an accessible and affordable online therapist
The USPS is not out of the weeds yet – The USPS has been under attack for a while now, specially all throughout 2020 with the appointing of Trump follower Louis DeJoy and the campaigns of mistrust regarding the role of the postal service in the elections. Currently, DeJoy is trying to make the mail more expensive and also slower by installing new measures. The USPS is an extremely important institution and it must be protected.
Call your House representatives to voice your opinion against these attacks. There will be a House Oversight Committee hearing on February 24th.
Push on Biden to fill the seats left of the postal Board of Governors that could overturn the Postmaster General’s decisions and ultimately replace him.