POLITICS
11/09/2016 02:36 am ET | Updated Nov 10, 2016

If You're Overwhelmed By The Election, Here's What You Can Do Now

All is not lost.

If the thought of President Trump in the Oval Office has you contemplating a move to Canada, think again. There are other, more healthful things for you to do than give up. 

Here are a few positive things you can do right now:

Volunteer

There are plenty of organizations out there that simply need your time. 

Practice Self-Care

It’s easy to forget that taking care of yourself is just as important as going out and doing something. If you find yourself in need of someone to talk to or having suicidal thoughts, reach out to the following:

Donate

  • Planned Parenthood: Give women the opportunities for proper healthcare, education, and activism.

  • The Future ProjectHelp the young people of America fulfill their potential.

  • National Coalition Against Domestic ViolenceHelp stop domestic violence. 

  • RAINN: Assist the Rape, Abuse & Incest National Network in combating sexual violence, aiding victims, and ensuring that perpetrators are caught.

  • ACLU: Uphold the individual rights and liberties guaranteed to all by the Constitution and the laws of the United States.

  • Friends of the Earth: Contribute to international network of environmental groups. They’ve already vowed to fight the threat Trump poses to the environment.

  • Border AngelsAdvocate for immigration reform and social justice specifically regarding the U.S.-Mexico border. . 

  • NextGen Climate ActionVolunteer with this group that works to flight climate change through political action.

We’re in uncharted territory, friends. Let’s be good to one another.

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