Mental Health

STRESS REDUCTION

UC San Diego’s Center for Mindfulness and the T. Denny Sanford Institute for Empathy and Compassion have joined forces with the Compassion Institute to provide daily streams and recordings of mindfulness and compassion sessions, offering resources and online support. The stream is available at https://go.ucsd.edu/3b21Aua.

Sustaining the Wellbeing of Healthcare Workers Recommended strategies from the Center for the Study of Traumatic Stress

List of COVID related mental health resources – Compiled by Amin Azzam, MD, MA, Academic psychiatrist based out of San Francisco. Includes links from the CDC, American Psychiatric Association, NPR, NYT.

Video for Healthcare Workers and Other Adults regarding Anxiety and COVID-19 by Montefiore Medical Center – Reviews 2 strategies for managing short- and long-term distress during COVID-19

APPS AND SERVICES

Ten Percent Happier
FREE ACCESS FOR HEALTHCARE WORKERS
If you are a healthcare worker and are not currently subscribed to Ten Percent Happier, we would like to support you by offering free access to the app – please email care@tenpercent.com for instructions.
 
An additional link with free resources for all is https://www.tenpercent.com/coronavirussanityguide
 
Headspace
A link with free resources for all, as well as targeted resource for healthcare professionals, work sites, and educations can be found here: https://www.headspace.com/covid-19 (Will ask for NPI number to sign up). Alternatively, AMA members can get a free 2-year membership by logging in here

ANXIETY

Anxiety and Depression Association of America
Resource page – updated daily – to provide helpful tips and strategies from our ADAA mental health professionals – to help you or a loved one struggling with anxiety around the coronavirus or with general health anxiety concerns. The ADAA blog posts and videos contain information you need to know about the virus and helpful tips about how to mitigate against increased anxiety.
https://adaa.org/finding-help/coronavirus-anxiety-helpful-resources

RESOURCES FOR FAMILY AND CHILDREN

National Childhood Traumatic Stress Network – Parent/Caregiver Guide to Helping Families Cope with the Coronavirus Disease 2019 – Handouts in English and Spanish 
Provides information for parents and caregivers about infectious disease outbreaks in your community. Knowing important information about the outbreak and learning how to be prepared can reduce stress and help calm likely anxieties. This resource will help parents and caregivers think about how an infectious disease outbreak might affect their family— both physically and emotionally—and what they can do to help their family cope.

 
Just for Kids: A Comic Exploring the New Coronavirus
https://www.npr.org/sections/goatsandsoda/2020/02/28/809580453/just-for-kids-a-comic-exploring-the-new-coronavirus