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Call 9-1-1 if you are experiencing an emergency.
COVID-19, Coronavirus: The CDC’s Guide. What is it, prevention, anti-stigma, high risk population support, what to do if you get it, recovery. How to mentally cope with social/physical distancing. Tips for social distancing.
National Suicide Prevention Helpline: Free & Confidential. Call: 1-800-273-8255. Visit website.
COVID-19: DIGITAL EMERGENCY LIBRARY: Internet Archive’s National Emergency Library. Click here.
Free & Confidential Just Need-Someone-Kind-to-Talk-To Helpline: 1-855-325-4296, CommUnity Crisis Services & Food Bank, Emotional Support. You don’t have to have suicidal ideation to talk to someone. Don’t have to be local for free phone support.
FOOD & SHELTER
Free food finder, food cards/stamps, and free shelter. Women and children shelter.
Confidential free support for survivor of sexual assault. Click here.
COLLEGE STUDENTS (UNDERGRAD TO PhD)
Student Physical & Mental Health: If you are an undergraduate or graduate student, call your university’s hospital & clinics, health center, wellness center, or counseling/therapy department to schedule an appointment. Here is a resource on GETTING A THERAPIST NOW IN COLLEGE. End the stigma. BIPOC Therapy.
FULL-TIME JOBS WITH HEALTH INSURANCE
Try here. Or here. Or higher ed here.
Resources on immigration, citizenship, and crisis. Here.
MENTAL HEALTH CRISIS, SERIOUS ONSET, & SUBSTANCE ABUSE:
National Substance Abuse and Mental Health Administration Helpline: Free. Call 1-800-662-4357. Treatment, referral,and information. Ask about free or affordable therapy. Ask about therapy for the uninsured. Alcoholics Anonymous OR Easy Way to Control Alcohol OR/& BIPOC Sobriety.
EQUITABLE ACCESS TO LITERATURE
Public Library Directory. How to Get a Library Card.
Onset of recent serious mental illness treatment finder: Here.
Low cost & free health care finder: Click here. Find free Iowa City health care.
To apply for health insurance: Click here.
SUBSTANCE ABUSE / ADDICTION + RECOVERY
Treatment Finder. Treatment with insurance: Here.
Treatment without insurance: Here.
Reentry. Here. Restorative Justive. Here. Iowa Prison Writing Project. Here.
LANGUAGE & LITERACY
Love all languages. Here.
ENGLISH LEARNER & ENGLISH/ES EQUITY
Translation help. Dictionary here. Learn English for free here. Adult help with English literacy. African American vernacular English is English.
BECAUSE SUPPORTING DIVERSITY IN POETRY SUPPORTS WELL-BEING.
LGBTQ poetry group: Lambda Literary Foundation. Visit here.
Black poetry group: Cave Canem. Visit here. Black Poetry Review. Visit here.
Asian American poetry group: Kundiman. Visit here.
Latino/a poety group: Canto Mundo. Visit here.
Indigenous / American Indian Arts MFA. Visit here.
Women in poetry group: Perugia Press. Visit here.
Emerging writers: Grub Street. Visit here.
No Mentor? AWP’s Mentorship Program. Visit here.
Veteran writers: American Legion Journal Poetry. Visit here.
Medical & poets with illness: Well Poetry Review. Examined Life Journal. Visit here.
Advanced age poetry award: Emily Dickinson Award. Visit here.
And Poets.org and Poetryfoundation.org BECAUSE SOMETIMES THERE IS NOTHING BETTER THAN A POEM THAT HAS SURVIVED A CENTURY.
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