Mental Health Resources for COVID-19 Response

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Glenn County Welcome Lines 

Transition Age Youth Center: (530) 865-1622

Peer Support for Youth (13-25) & Parents of youth

Harmony House Adult Drop-in Center: (530) 865-6725 Peer Support for Adults 


Taking care of mind, body and spirit have become even more crucial than usual in 2020. Multiple stressors born in times of crisis can reveal how important it is to prioritize one’s own well-being. Here is a comprehensive list of resources and tools — culled from colleges and other organizations — for anyone hoping to improve their mental health.

Mindfulness

Practicing mindfulness can lessen anxiety and help health care providers focus on the present moment, rather than future worries or past experiences.

CNUSD Virtual Calming Room 

Calm

Calm is an app that offers various resources on sleeping, meditating, and relaxing successfully.

Insight Timer

Insight Timer is an app that offers helpful information on how to get a good night’s sleep and avoid stress and anxiety.

Worry Watch



Worry Watch is an app that allows users to record their worries and get possible solutions or evidence that the concern is validated.

Happify

Happify provides users with programs and tools to get through stressful situations.

Positive Magazine

Positive Magazine created a Spotify playlist of guided meditations designed to help with stress and anxiety.

Spotify Nature Sounds

This Spotify library offers a series of playlists of nature sounds, such as “Meditative Gentle Rain and Distant Thunder.”

Sleep

The American Institute of Stress

The American Institute of Stress describes the connection between anxiety and insomnia and advises readers on managing stress to sleep better.

National Sleep Foundation

The National Sleep Foundation suggests 11 healthy practices for better sleep hygiene.

Movement

Healthy movement can offer an outlet for stressed health care providers to release built-up tension and improve mood.

DoYogaWithMe

Appropriate for children and adults, DoYogaWithMe offers yoga videos for various health issues and age groups. The site also provides healthy lifestyle tips.

Women’sHealth


Women’s Health compiled a list of 36 videos on YouTube of Pilates routines that people can do at home.

Group HIIT

Group HIIT offers free at-home workout videos that can be viewed while simultaneously listening to music.

Healthy Eating

Good nutrition supports health care providers’ overall health and can even give a boost to their immune systems.

United States Department of Agriculture (USDA)

The USDA’s Nutrition.gov site offers resources for healthy living, including guidance on shopping for groceries, planning balanced meals, and understanding the science of nutrition.

UCLA’s ExploreIM

A site created by the UCLA Center for East-West Medicine, ExploreIM offers advice on building healthy meals, living well, and reducing stress.

MyFitnessPal

MyFitnessPal offers people ways to maintain healthy lifestyles by logging their meals and snacks.

HealthyOut

HealthyOut is a mobile app that allows you to track your meals, nutrition, and weight while ordering healthy meals on the go.

YouAte

Ate is a “mindful food diary” app that lets users track the food they eat, their hunger levels, and any emotions experienced at mealtime.

Recovery Warriors

Recovery Warriors’ RiseUp app supports people in recovery from eating disorders by allowing them to log their meals, emotions, and behaviors throughout the day. Users can export PDF summaries of these logs to their treatment team.

Counseling and Support

Seeking assistance from community groups or mental health professionals can offer relief and comfort. For health care providers, visiting a professional who has experience working with health workers may be especially beneficial.

National Suicide Prevention Lifeline

National Suicide Prevention Lifeline offers phone numbers and resources for individuals in distress, as well as prevention and crisis resources.

SAMSHA

Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration (SAMHSA) is a free resource for individuals to receive help and referrals to mental health providers.

Alcoholics Anonymous (AA)

The Online Intergroup of AA offers resources and information on anonymous support groups both in-person and online.

NAMI

The National Alliance on Mental Illness (NAMI) offers a list of organizations and helplines for various mental health concerns, including anxiety, schizophrenia, and suicide prevention. The site also includes resources for financial assistance, legal advocacy, and community support.

The U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs (VA)

The VA offers PTSD Coach, an app that provides individuals with post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD) with resources on getting the help they need.

Positive Attitude

Maintaining positivity can help health care providers cope with challenging situations and redirect negative or irrational thought patterns.\

Mayo Clinic — Healthy Lifestyle

The Mayo Clinic offers various stress management tips and ways to stop negative self-talk.

WhenIWork

WhenIWork published a blog post with various tips on keeping a positive attitude when at work.

MindTools

MindTools offers articles, projects, and tutorials on rational thinking, time management, and developing leadership skills.

HubSpot

HubSpot suggests 10 ways to maintain a daily positive attitude even in stressful situations.

Lifehack

Lifehack offers empowering mantras that can help individuals step into their days with confidence and positivity, including “You determine your reality” and “Your language shapes your thoughts.” 




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During this time your child’s body may be making more or less stress hormones than is healthy. This can lead to problems with a child’s physical and/or mental health, such as asthma, poor growth, depression, or behavior problems. Safe, stable, and nurturing relationships and environments where children feel safe emotionally and physically can protect children’s brains and bodies from the harmful effects of stress. You can help your child be healthier by managing your own stress response and helping your child do the same. Healthy nutrition, regular exercise, restful sleep, practicing mindfulness, building social supports, and getting mental health support can help to decrease stress hormones and prevent health problems.

Here are some goals your family can set together to support your child’s health. [Check the goals that you are choosing or write in others that will work for you and your family in each category!]

Coronavirus COVID-19: Helping My Child Cope PDF 

Resources for Parents During COVID-19 (Printable)

  1. “Action for Healthy Kids”

https://www.actionforhealthykids.org/covid-19-and-at-home-resources/

Content: COVID-19 at-home resources to help parents & educators keep kids active & healthy while schools are closed.

  1. “Child Mind Institute”

https://childmind.org/coping-during-covid-19-resources-for-parents/

Content: Help for families during COVID-19 (daily tips for parents during COVID-19 crisis, Autism & Coronavirus, managing anxiety, discipline & behavior, dealing with loss, supporting kids & teenagers during Coronavirus, ADHD support & structure during C19, mindfulness, self-care, Facebook Live events)

  1. “Prevent Child Abuse, America”

https://preventchildabuse.org/resources/coronavirus-tips-resources-for-parents-children-educators-others/

Content: Coronavirus resources & tips for parents, children & others (staying connected, family engagement, managing stress & anxiety, includes extensive list of other related resources)

  1. “Panorama Education”

https://www.panoramaed.com/blog/sel-resources-for-educators-school-communities-and-parents-related-to-covid-19

Content: Social Emotional Learning (SEL) & self-care resources for educators, schools & parents related to COVID-19

  1. “CDC: Centers for Disease Control & Prevention”

https://www.cdc.gov/coronavirus/2019-ncov/daily-life-coping/managing-stress-anxiety.html

Content: Dealing with stress of the outbreak for parents, teachers, and community

  1. “WRAP: Wellness Recovery Action Plan”

https://mentalhealthrecovery.com

Content: WRAP resources & tips during COVID-19

  1. “Mindwise Innovations: SOS Signs of Suicide Team”

https://sossignsofsuicide.org/user/login

Content: Using the ACT (acknowledge, care, tell) steps to assist those with mental health conditions or suicidal ideation

  1. “Each Mind Matters, a California Mental Health Initiative”

https://www.eachmindmatters.org

Content: Resources for those dealing with abuse during stay-at-home order, social distancing in multi-generational homes, support during stressful time.

  1. “Sana Mente”

https://www.sanamente.org

Sanamente es el movimiento de Salud Mental