Online & Virtual recovery resources & support

During times of social distancing, we have to stay connected and well. Here are some virtual support options that may work for you:

Virtual 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.