It’s important that we have tools to care for ourselves, especially during times of duress. Experiencing feelings of fear, anxiety, or depression is common during difficult times. If you need support, please reach out for help. Below are resources to help you manage stress during the current pandemic. Remember to care for yourselves & each other.
Suicide Prevention Lifeline
We can all help prevent suicide. The Lifeline provides 24/7, free and confidential support for people in distress, prevention and crisis resources for you or your loved ones, and best practices for professionals. SuicidePreventionLifeline.org/
Text HOME to 741741 from anywhere in the United States, anytime.
Crisis Text Line is here for any crisis. A live, trained Crisis Counselor receives the text and responds, all from our secure online platform. The volunteer Crisis Counselor will help you move from a hot moment to a cool moment. CrisisTextLine.org/
Healthcare workers and teams are facing an unprecedented global pandemic. Many of us feel anxious about what will happen to our patients, families, friends, and communities. Here are some specific steps we can all take to cultivate a sense of calm during these uncertain times. Managing Stress and Anxiety During Uncertain Times
The extreme stress, uncertainty, and often difficult medical nature of global infectious disease outbreaks, such as Coronavirus (COVID-19), require special attention to the needs of healthcare personnel. Taking care of yourself and encouraging others to practice self-care sustains the ability to care for those in need. Sustaining the Well-Being of Healthcare Personnel during Coronavirus and other Infectious Disease Outbreaks
FitOn – Quick & Effective Workouts From Celebrity Trainers You Can Do Anywhere fitonapp.com/posts/
Elise’s Bodyshop – ElisesBodyshop.com/
Planet Fitness – Home Work Ins on Facebook
Down Dog App – customize a yoga session to what you need. You can choose how long, the intensity, music, voice, etc.
Check off the ones that you are NOT already doing. Recheck each week to make sure you’re doing what you need to do. Do every one of these for two weeks. If you resolve initial insomnia and midnight awakenings but are not refreshed during the day, start the wind-down (WD) 15 minutes earlier for a week. Add on another 15 min the next week if needed. Do this until you feel refreshed during the day. If you start struggling with sleep again, you’ve gone too far. Sleep Hygiene
Meditation Apps & Websites
Headspace App – currently offering free content for healthcare professionals
Insight Timer App
Depression Treatment Apps
Sanvello – A CBT-based app to address anxiety, depression & stress Sanvello.com
Anxiety Treatment Apps
AnxietyCoach (Mayo Clinic)
Museum Tours – TravelAndLeisure.com
Montery Bay Acquarium – MonteReyBayAquarium.org