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COPING WITH ANXIETY & STRESS DURING COVID-19

Empower yourself! Put your mental health first

We cannot change what is happening around us, but we can change how we experience it.

The global coronavirus outbreak not only raises medical concerns but also mental-health worries as we learn to cope with the issue.

This webinar will teach you how to be conscious of what you feel and manage the emotions that are not helping you reduce negativity, stress and anxiety.

Coach Lucrecia Iruela will explain how to cope with the uncertainty by taking on a growth mindset, giving you another perspective, and providing valuable outlets for sharing feelings and relieving stress.

Latinas in Tech encourage you to raise your self-awareness, employ different tools and find new solutions to manage through this challenging time.

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COVID-19 Resources

Dear Familia, Certainly all of us are going through a very hard time. It is with great pain that I see many of our beloved Latinas lose their jobs because COVID-19 has impacted the organization they lead, they work for, or they contract with. Moreover my heart goes...

Resources for entrepreneurs and job seekers

ASSISTANCE FOR ENTREPRENEURS

The United States Federal CARES Act has been passed with multiple provisions to help small business and nonprofit organizations. The Act aims at providing assistance and relief to the business sector, employees, individuals, and addresses specific industries that are taking the impact. It is greatly beneficial for distressed nonprofit organizations.

1. Sec. 1102 – Paycheck Protection Program

The Paycheck Protection Program is a program specially designed to keep employees working. With the authorization of up to $349 billion, this program helps nonprofits cover payroll, rent, mortgage interest, or utilities. This loan program comes with a very enticing feature of it being fully forgiven. Lenders will start processing applications on Friday, April 3, 2020. The program will be available through Tuesday, June 30, 2020.

You can learn more about this program by visiting The Small Business Administration’s Paycheck Protection Program (PPP) website.

2. Sec. 1110 – Emergency EIDL Grants

The Economic Injury Disaster Loan (EIDL) program gives eligible organizations advances up to $10,000. Loans’ proceeds are for working capital purposes up to $2 million. Advances do not have to be repaid.

To apply, visit The Small Business Administration’s EIDL application portal.

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Your Complete Guide to Emergency Funding: Everything Female Founders Need to Know

 

FINDING A JOB DURING THIS CRISIS

Many of our members were furloughed, laid off, or even fired.

It is true that many companies are on a hiring freeze but many others are not, and from those a large portion are still eager to hire Latinas.

A good way to know who are our current sponsors who are investing in bringing amazing Latina talent just like you.

-Please visit our LiT Recruit board to see the latest job openings.

-Make sure you marked your profile to be visible by recruiters.

-You can also watch live who's freezing hiring from coronavirus

Stay tuned to receive a kind message from each one of our sponsors.

 

Stay safe, stay home

Here are a few useful resources for your spare time

HELP OTHERS:

It can be so helpful in terms of our own mental health to be of service to others.

- This program at the UN can connect you to projects around the world where you can volunteer virtually.

- The Trevor Project works with LGBTQ youth and you can volunteer to chat and text in helpful ways with youth after going through a 40-hour training.

- Librivox is a non-profit audiobook platform and has volunteers read books.

SELFCARE:

Exercise daily:
- Practice online Yoga with Glo.com
- Practice Fitness with Les Mills workouts on demand
- Dance with Ailey Extension- Join Gaga movement/creative dance classes developed by Israeli modern dance choreographer Ohad Naharin

Hydrate and eat mindfully a variety of foods including fresh vegetables (be sure to wash with soap and water)

Prioritize good sleep: no screens for an hour or two before bed and follow good sleep hygiene and stimulus control advice

Structure your day: if you are at home all day, still helpful to shower, get dressed in regular clothes and make a daily schedule

Meditate: Here are four guided meditations with me leading. - Some are neuroscience-informed body scans and there’s a meditation for sleep using hypnotic principles.
- Insight Timer is free and has thousands of guided meditations
- Monterey Bay Aquarium meditations
- Headspace meditation app - Free during COVID-19 season
- VA Mindfulness Coach app
- Calm meditation app
- Stop, Breathe, and Think meditation app

Challenge yourself using gaming theory. Superbetter is an app where you set quests and challenges to better your mental and physical health.

Get outside.  Risk is being in close contact with other people (or surfaces people have touched), but NOT in just being outside where there aren’t people.  It’s very healthy to be outside in natural environments. See this TED talk by Dr. Nooshin Razani of UCSF about the benefits of nature on health.

MENTAL ENGAGEMENT:

- David Burns Feeling Good Podcasts on all sorts of different topics and range from live sessions with patients to question and answer sessions about various topics in cognitive behavioral therapy.

- Podcast with Rhonda Barovsky on working with someone with fears around Coronavirus: Corona-cast#1 and Corona-cast #2

- This Free Class - Science of Wellbeing has been the most popular of all-time at Yale and can be audited for free online.

Class Central links to all kinds of free online classes. This link will bring you directly to their 100 “best free online classes of all time” but you can search for others there too.

TED talks are often fascinating/inspiring and fairly short - usually less than 20 minutes.  You can search for the topics of your interest.

- If you are interested in service and speak another language, you can translate TED talks.

ARTS & VIRTUAL:

- Live nature webcams all over the world: https://explore.org/livecams

- There are all sorts of platforms for connecting with family and friends virtually including Google Hangouts, Skype, Zoom, and others.

- Remember to take breaks when in front of the computer for a long time
- There can be many distractions when at a computer, but when connecting with someone else, even virtually, giving them your FULL attention (and silencing other alarms and notifications) can be really important in connecting more deeply.

Covid General Information

What is it? 

Coronavirus disease (COVID-19) is an infectious disease caused by a newly discovered coronavirus.

Most people infected with the COVID-19 virus will experience mild to moderate respiratory illness and recover without requiring special treatment. Older people, and those with underlying medical problems like cardiovascular disease, diabetes, chronic respiratory disease, and cancer are more likely to develop serious illness.

The best way to prevent and slow down transmission is to be well informed about the COVID-19 virus, the disease it causes and how it spreads. Protect yourself and others from infection by washing your hands or using an alcohol-based rub frequently and not touching your face.

The COVID-19 virus spreads primarily through droplets of saliva or discharge from the nose when an infected person coughs or sneezes, so it’s important that you also practice respiratory etiquette (for example, by coughing into a flexed elbow).

At this time, there are no specific vaccines or treatments for COVID-19. However, there are many ongoing clinical trials evaluating potential treatments. WHO will continue to provide updated information as soon as clinical findings become available.

Safety tips 

Crisis Intervention HopeLine

Call or text: 919-231-4525 | 1-877-235-4525

HopeLine, Inc. is an independent volunteer organization originally founded by a group of concerned local citizens. In 1970, through local research, they determined that Wake County needed a confidential telephone service for people in crisis to call. In August 1970, HopeLine was established. Calls were first taken on September 1, 1970, and we have been serving the community ever since!

Join the conversation

Join the conversation. Join us in our Slack channel where you can find a #Covid-19 room where you can share ideas of how we can help our community, share your feelings in the #IneedaHug where our coaches are constantly moderating and another one for #Founders where Entrepreneurs can share how they are dealing with this situation.