Managing our mental health during an unprecedented time

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Online & Virtual Support

ChatterPack : A list of free, online, boredom-busting resources!

Recovery Resources

Top 10 Mental Health Apps – Psychiatry Advisor

Code Blue – designed to provide teenagers struggling from depression or bullying with support when they need it

Breathe2Relax – app developed for stress management

Lantern – web and mobile-based platform that combines cognitive behavioral therapy (CBT) techniques with advice from real experts

PTSD Coach – developed by the Department of Veterans Affairs’ National Center for PTSD

Optimism – family of applications focused on self-tracking as a tool for coping with depression, bipolar disorder, anxiety, and PTSD

Talkspace – seeks to make therapy more available by connecting users with one of over 200 licensed therapists via messaging

Big White Wall – community application where people can come together and talk about their problems with support from trained therapists

SAM: Self Help for Anxiety Management 

IntelliCare – developed by researchers at Northwestern University to target symptoms of depression and anxiety

Equanimity – a meditation timer that also features graphical tracking and a journal feature.

Articles and Tools

Here are some great mental wellness sources and websites to check out while you’re stuck at home:

The Temper :  The Temper explores life through the lens of sobriety, addiction, and recovery. We acknowledge that whatever we struggle with has fundamentally changed the way we exist in the world. That’s often alcohol, but is just as likely to be food, smoking, social media, overspending—all the things we do to numb ourselves.

Support Group CentralSupport is available for a number of different topics– Including but not limited to: Mental Health (anxiety, depression, grief), peer support, LGBTQIA Groups & issues, Veteran Groups & Issues and more!

Virus Anxiety Toolkit
This is not one resource but a whole bundle of them – tips for fighting anxiety, xenophobia, and fear. There is also a frequently updated Q&A with psychologists and stress relieving distractions.

Strategies to Manage Stress During a Pandemic
Actionable strategies to manage stress and an explanation of why people act the way they do when faced with a threat like this.

Dealing with Coronavirus Anxiety (YouTube Video)
If you prefer to watch a video over reading an article, therapist Kati Morton explains have the cope with virus anxiety and the science of how our bodies react.

How to Deal with Immense Uncertainty
First, take a moment to acknowledge and accept your situation…