Even if you follow the news as much as your mental health can handle, it can be hard to know what issues to focus on. A quick tour of causes you can support this week can help you cut through the noise and make the change you want to see.
Showing up for the issues and people you care about can take a lot of different forms. Donating to disaster relief after an explosion rocked Beirut, Lebanon, is one way to step up for the international community. Emailing your colleagues about corporate "woke-washing" is a way to make a difference at home. You can also participate in virtual workshops to remember how to breathe in tough times, or to learn how to have difficult conversations about white fragility. Keep paying attention to Breonna Taylor — you can still sign this petition, because justice has yet to be done. If you have the emotional bandwidth, you can train to become a volunteer for the Trans Lifeline, a crisis hotline by and for trans people (that cis people can help with, too). Below, you can find a petition to sign, an email to write, a conversation to have, and places to donate or volunteer if you want to make a difference.
You can't do something about everything — but if you feel like you're spiraling at the state of the world, you might feel better if you do one thing about something. Here are five actions you can take this week to support five important causes.