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Adjusting to the Culture Shock of Social Distancing

How to Adjust to and Thrive in Our New Normal

March 23, 2020
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Social Distance Saves Lives



Free Interactive Mindfulness Workshop

Meditation Resources

Fun Ways to Take a Break

Museum Tours

Stream a Broadway Show

Keep Watch on a Zoo or Aquarium

  • The Smithsonian's National Zoo has webcams on their pandas, lions, and elephants.
  • The Georgia Aquarium lets you watch their beluga whales, penguins, and piranhas.

Ways to Stay Socially Connected

  • Netflix Party
    • Chat with your friends while watching the same movie at the same time.
  • Houseparty
    • Have a group video chat with friends.
  • Online Support Group – Depression and Bipolar Support Alliance (DBSA)
  • Reach out to others 
    • This period of social distancing can seem isolating and lonesome at times. Luckily, we already live in a virtual world. Reach out to friends and family.  
  • Ways to help with social distancing:
    • Google hangout yoga sessions with fellow yogi’s
    • FaceTime for coffee breaks 
    • FaceTime just to see faces you need to see on a regular basis,


Disclosure: We encourage you to stay informed, however, please know your limits. Over-consumption of information is detrimental to our mental health.

COVID-19 Specific Information

Mental Health, Stress and Anxiety Related to COVID-19: