If you are feeling overwhelmed by all the bad news recently, you're not alone. In Australia we've had bushfires and now floods on top of a global pandemic. Plus there's the usual bad news - domestic violence, crime, tragic accidents... you get the idea. So how do you keep from being overwhelmed by all the bad news?
If you're not ok call one of the following numbers:
Lifeline: 13 11 14 or lifeline.org.au
Suicide Call Back Service: 1300 659 467 or suicidecallbackservice.org.au
Beyond Blue: 1300 224 636 or beyondblue.org.au
Headspace: 1800 650 890 Free online and telephone service for 12-25 year olds
Kids Helpline: 1800 55 1800 A free, private and confidential, telephone and online counselling service specifically for young people aged between 5 and 25.
NOTE: These are Australian numbers. If you're not in Australia, look up the help lines in your area.
Shine from Within are offering a free two week trial of their online academy. This includes access to both live and recorded workshops on topics such as activism, movement, wellness, creativity and life skills. There are presenters from around the world. You can find a very informative video on their website about the online academy - https://shinefromwithin.academy. I have done some of the classes myself and really enjoyed them. The great thing is, you can access them from anywhere. Once your free trial is up, it only costs $25 per month. It would be a great thing to do during the Easter break.