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Coronavirus - Coping Resources

MENTAL HEALTH RESOURCES FOR WELLNESS AND COPING & PUBLIC HEALTH RESOURCES

DURING THE CORONAVIRUS PANDEMIC*

(As of March 19, 2020)

CORONAVIRUS SANITY GUIDE – free resource offered by Ten Percent Happier – with meditations, podcasts, blog posts, and talks.

https://www.tenpercent.com/coronavirussanityguide

HEADSPACE –  the number one meditation app in the world; Headspace is offering all US healthcare professionals who work in public health settings free access to Headspace Plus through 2020.

https://www.headspace.com/health-covid-19

HEADSPACE article with recommendations: “A Mindful Approach to Helping Your Team through the Current Global Crisis.”

https://www.headspace.com/work/mindful-approach-to-covid-19

SIMPLE HABIT – meditation app that is offering free premium memberships for “all people who are impacted by the pandemic and can no longer afford to pay.”  Those who qualify need only email: [email protected] and note that they are in a precarious financial position due to the pandemic.

https://simplehabit.com/ease-your-coronavirus-anxiety

INSIGHT TIMER – mobile app; several free meditations and blogs:

“How Can Meditation Help Relieve Coronavirus Anxiety?”  blog on Insight Timer;

“Managing Coronavirus Anxiety with Compassion” - @ 15-minute guided meditation.

https://insighttimer.com/jordanareim/guided-meditations/managing-coronavirus-anxiety-with-compassion

“Releasing Coronavirus Anxiety” – @ 15- minute guided meditation.

https://insighttimer.com/giovanni/guided-meditations/releasing-coronavirus-anxiety

“Ease Coronavirus Anxiety” - @ 16-minute guided meditation.

https://insighttimer.com/katiekrimitsos/guided-meditations/coronavirus-anxiety-meditation

PIXELTHOUGHTS –  free, a 60-second meditation tool to help you clear your mind.

https://www.pixelthoughts.co/

RELAXATION DOWNLOADS, Student Wellness Center, Dartmouth College – free resources –

https://students.dartmouth.edu/wellness-center/wellness-mindfulness/relaxation-downloads

STOP, BREATH, & THINK –  “5 Minutes to Peace” free mobile app with meditations.

https://www.stopbreathethink.com/

CALM – free mobile app with meditations.

https://www.calm.com/

NEWS ARTICLES

“Mental Health Experts Offer Counsel on Staying Calm During Coronavirus Pandemic, “ Joel Achenbach, Washington Post, March 17, 2020.

https://www.washingtonpost.com/health/mental-health-experts-offer-counsel-on-staying-calm-during-coronavirus-pandemic/2020/03/17/a1a22af6-6701-11ea-b313-df458622c2cc_story.html

“Ten Ways to Ease Your Coronavirus Anxiety,” Simran Sethi, New York Times, March 18, 2020.

https://www.nytimes.com/2020/03/18/smarter-living/coronavirus-anxiety-tips.html

PUBLIC HEALTH RESOURCES

Please consult and share the following public health resources from the Center for Disease Control (CDC), Johns Hopkins University & Medicine, the State of Maryland, and the National Institutes of Health (NIH).  These institutions provide essential facts and guidelines for managing health and life during the current Coronavirus pandemic. 

Center for Disease Control - People at Risk for Serious Illness from COVID-2019
https://www.cdc.gov/coronavirus/2019-ncov/specific-groups/high-risk-complications.html

Center for Disease Control - Get Ready for COVID Now
https://www.cdc.gov/coronavirus/2019-ncov/specific-groups/high-risk-complications.html#get-ready-now

Johns Hopkins University and Medicine: Coronavirus Resource Center
https://coronavirus.jhu.edu/

State of Maryland, Department of Health
COVID-19: Frequently Asked Questions
https://phpa.health.maryland.gov/Documents/coronavirus_FAQ.pdf

COVID-19: Older Adults - Frequently Asked Questions
https://phpa.health.maryland.gov/Documents/FAQ_covid19_older_adults.pdf

National Institutes of Health (NIH)

https://www.nih.gov/health-information/coronavirus

                                                                                                                     

* Resource list curated by E. Terrence Alspaugh, Licensed Clinical Professional Counselor (LCPC), State of Maryland.

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