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Resources for Coping

Here are some resources which may be helpful during this difficult time and stress levels are higher than normal.    They cover a wide range of topics and content areas.  We hope you may find some of them helpful.

Also, we invite you to call the Counseling and Wellness Center at 860-297-2415 (please leave a messsage with your name and phone number) if we can be of help.

Coronavirus Anxiety Workbook

Here is a very comprehensive workbook published by the Wellness Society ​about coping with the Coronavirus Crisis.

Articles on How to Manage COVID-19 Related Stress

https://www.mindful.org/covid-anxiety-is-also-contagious-heres-how-to-calm-down-america/

https://www.lionsroar.com/take-a-mindful-approach-to-covid-19/

An Online Discussion byTara Brach, "Facing Pandemic Fears With A Wise Heart"

A TED Talk specific to coping during Coronavirus times:


Support Groups

NAMI Connecticut Young Adult Connection Groups and SMART Recovery Trainings are being offered online. Follow this link to their website for a schedule of meetings and links to the zoom addresses.


Guided Meditation Resources

Medittion Resources with Sharon Salzberg:

 

The Cambridge Health Alliance and Harvard Medical School’s Center for Mindfulness and Compassion is offering free guided live-online mindfulness and compassion practices in the morning and evening every day to help support our community. Visit their website to access the schedule. 

Sounds True is offering a free 40-day training in mindfulness meditation that can be accessed online and through an app at your own pace. For beginners looking to start a new mindfulness practice, this is a great way to get structured support from two of the world’s most respected meditation teachers, Jack Kornfield and Tara Brach.


Exercise

25+ Fitness Studios and Gyms Offering Live-Stream Workouts During the Coronavirus Outbreak:

https://www.goodhousekeeping.com/health/fitness/a31792038/coronavirus-live-stream-workout-classes/

Gyms and yoga studios across the country are offering free live workout classes.

https://www.cbsnews.com/news/coronavirus-free-online-workout-gyms-live-stream-classes-during-outbreak/

Yoga Journal is offering a free webinar series

Online Museum and Zoo Access

These 12 famous museums offer virtual tours you can take from your couch

https://www.travelandleisure.com/attractions/museums-galleries/museums-with-virtual-tours

33 national park tours you can take virtually from the comfort of your home

https://totallythebomb.com/heres-33-national-park-tours-you-can-take-virtually-from-the-comfort-of-your-home

The Cincinnati Zoo & Botanical Garden is offering home safari experiences on Facebook Live!

http://cincinnatizoo.org/home-safari-resources/

Connecticut’s Beardsley Zoo offers live camera footage of their red panda habitats https://www.beardsleyzoo.org/zoo-cams.html

Chefs and restaurants are offing free online cooking tutorials

https://www.sun-sentinel.com/features/food/fl-ne-corona-online-cooking-classes-20200319-jekp5jfhwbfj3jfpa6yoxqfara-story.html

Free adult coloring pages http://www.sashaohara.com

Free online classes for hundreds of different creative projects https://www.skillshare.com/browse/crafts


Other Recommended Resources for Coping with These Difficult Times

https://www.justdavia.com/blog/directories-for-therapists-of-color - 16 U.S. based directories to help you find a POC therapist near you

https://www.self.com/story/black-mental-health-resources - 44 Mental Health Resources for Black People Trying to Survive in This Country

https://www.instagram.com/thesiweproject/?hl=en - dedicated to promoting mental health awareness in the global Black Community. Help reduce stigma by telling your story.

https://www.visibilityproject.org/ - support for the queer Asian Pacific American women & transgender community

https://therapyforblackgirls.com/ - Podcast focused on mental health for Black women

https://latinxtherapy.com/ - Mental health podcast focused on the Latinx community

https://www.melaninandmentalhealth.com/category/between-sessions/ - Podcast by therapists of Color for People of Color

https://coffeewithkarim.com/podcast/tag/Mental+Health -  Muslim mental health, psychology and spirituality podcast

https://www.stitcher.com/podcast/stories-of-stigma-south-asian-mental-health - Stories of Stigma: South Asian Mental Health Podcast

https://www.hrc.org/ - The Human Rights Campaign envisions a world where every member of the LGBTQ family has the freedom to live their truth without fear, and with equality under the law.

https://www.hrc.org/resources/qtbipoc-mental-health-and-well-being - QTBIPOC Mental Health and Well-Being 

https://www.nqttcn.com/directory - National Queer and Trans Therapists of Color Network 

https://restforresistance.com/about - Mental health healing space for Queer People of Color

https://twitter.com/boston_glass?lang=en - Services for LGBTQ+ youth of Color

 ​https://www.samhsa.gov/find-help/national-helpline - SAMHSA’s National Helpline is a free, confidential, 24/7, 365-day-a-year treatment referral and information service (in English and Spanish) for individuals and families facing mental and/or substance use disorders.

https://mindingyourmind.org/virtual-resources/#newengland - A curated list of virtual resources available during COVID-19.

https://www.samhsa.gov/sites/default/files/virtual-recovery-resources.pdf - This tip sheet describes resources that can be used to virtually support recovery from mental/substance use disorders . It also provides resources to help local recovery programs create virtual meetings

https://www.nami.org/Support-Education/NAMI-HelpLine/COVID-19-Information-and-Resources/COVID-19-Resource-and-Information-Guide#q4 - Being quarantined or isolated is difficult. While you may not have in-person access to support groups, mental health providers and other support systems, there are online resources that can help

https://www.loveislouder.org/ - Offers tips and resources for maintaining mental well-being during COVID-19

 http://www.ulifeline.org/help_a_friend - Provides information on helping friends who are struggling with mental health challenges

https://www.jedfoundation.org/wp-content/uploads/2016/07/help-a-friend-in-need-jed-facebook-instagram-guide-NEW.pdf?_ga=2.175513442.1556979614.1596653387-1040972989.1596653387 - This is especially important for a COVID cautious college campus! This article identifies social media warning signs for students struggling with their mental health.

https://www.jedfoundation.org/covid-19-resource-guide-for-students-teens-young-adults/?_ga=2.117379142.1556979614.1596653387-1040972989.1596653387 - This is an index of resources that students can use to address mental health concerns related to COVID-19.

https://www.jedfoundation.org/mental-health-resource-center/ - This is a comprehensive mental health resource for young people. This is great for students who like to do private research before seeking help on campus.

https://seizetheawkward.org/#what-is-seize-the-awkward – Worried for a friend? This is a funny and relatable website that offers tips and trips for those awkward conversations when you want to check in with a friend.

https://thebodyisnotanapology.com/ - Radical Self Love and Empowerment for All People 

https://slate.com/podcasts/man-up - Masculinity, Race, and Relationships in the Modern World



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