The CDC website below gives information on managing stress and fears related to the pandemic. Additionally, further down in the article it offers signs of stress in children and things parents can do to support their children. It also reviews how to reduce secondary traumatic stress reactions in helpers/responders. It is important that during this time we stay accurately informed to reduce stress and panic.
Resources for Adults:
Resources for Parents/Children:
Resources for Employees/Responders:
Services Offering Support:
Headspace: offering select free meditations. For healthcare professionals who work in public health settings, the app will be completely free through the end of this year
Calm: offering free tools to assist with managing anxiety and stress
Peloton App: offering a free 90 day trial with a number of indoor and outdoor exercises, meditations, and sleep activities.
CARROTfit: this app that takes an aggressive approach to fitness motivation will be free to download for the next two weeks
Down Dog: offering all of their apps (Down Dog, Yoga for Beginners, HIIT, Barre, and 7 Minute Workout) completely free until April 1st.
Dark Noise: an app that offers a variety of soothing noises, is currently offering the Dark Noise TestFlight beta for free.
Planet Fitness: will offer a series of live workouts that will be streamed on their Facebook page
ServiceNow: currently releasing community apps and resources to support companies, employees, and government agencies
LinkedIn: opening up 16 of its learning courses for free
News Sites That are Currently Offering Information Without Subscription:
- The New York Times
- The Wall Street Journal
- The Washington Post
- The Los Angeles Times
- The Guardian
- AP News
- The Athletic
DocClocker: enables patients to receive wait-time reporting of their medical providers to limit exposure risks.
Orbita: offering a COVID-19 Virtual Assistant to provide easier access to conorvirus-specific answers and screening tools.
Resources for Individuals Struggling with Addiction: (suggested by reader Luis Posso)
The Recovery Village: offers online recovery meetings and a variety of therapeutic services
Crisis Text Line: Text HOME to 741-741 to connect with a crisis counselor.
National Suicide Prevention Lifeline: call 1-800-273-8255