Living in times of uncertainty can be overwhelming but there are things that we can do to help us cope with stress and sustain our personal well-being. Please see the below resources for tips to balance your mind, body and spirit.
If you are experiencing an increase in stress due to the Coronavirus, the CDC is offering support. Please either call, text, or follow the link below to connect with support.
- Call: 1-800-985-5990
- Text: TalkWithUs to 66746
- Call: 1-800-985-5990
- Text: HABLANOS to 66746
The San Bernardino County Department of Behavioral Health is providing no-cost mental health support during the COVID-19 outbreak. To speak with specially trained staff who can listen and provide you with support and mental health resources, please call any of the numbers below. Calls are confidential and free of charge and they are available daily from 7:00am to 10:00pm.
- (909) 421-9233
- (909) 458-1517
- (760) 956-2345
- (Dial 7-1-1 for TTY users)
The national Disaster Distress Helpline is available to anyone experiencing emotional distress related to COVID-19.
- Call 1-800-985-5990 or
- Text TalkWithUs to 66746
- 800-273-TALK (8255)
California Peer-Run Warm Line: The Peer-Run Warm Line is a non-emergency resource for anyone in California seeking emotional support.
Crisis Text Line: Text HOME to 741741 to connect with a Crisis Counselor 24/7
The NAMI HelpLine: A free, nationwide peer-support service providing information, resource referrals and support to people living with a mental health conditions, their family members and caregivers, mental health providers and the public. Monday through Friday, 10 am–6 pm, ET.
- 1-800-950-NAMI (6264)
Riverside County Public Health Dept. -provides updates for coronavirus guidelines specific to Riverside County
San Bernardino County Dept. of Public Health -provides updates for coronavirus guidelines specific to San Bernardino County
Health and Wellness
Active Minds website: A website dedicated to Mental Health for College Students.
Heartmath website: “The HeartMath system empowers people to self-regulate their emotions and behaviors to reduce stress, increase resilience, and unlock their natural intuitive guidance for making more effective choices.” The blog has a Special Care Focus: Coronavirus-Technique for Reducing and Overcoming Fear.
Face COVID: How to Respond Effectively to the Coronavirus (Video), Dr. Russ Harris
Dr. Brené Brown Unlocking Us podcast: Join researcher and #1 New York Times best-selling author Brené Brown as she unpacks and explores the ideas, stories, experiences, books, films, and music that reflect the universal experiences of being human, from the bravest moments to the most brokenhearted.
- 800-273-TALK (8255)
If you’re worried that someone in your life may be suicidal, you can use the Lifeline’s 5 steps to help someone that may be in suicidal crisis.
Meditation and Breathing
Insight Timer Website / Insight Timer for Android / Insight Timer for Apple/iTunes: Free library of over 30,000 recorded meditations for sleep, anxiety, stress, mindfulness, self-compassion, calming music, for kids, etc.
Breathe2Relax (Breathe2Relax for Android and Breathe2Relax for Apple/iTunes): An app that instructs the user when to breathe in and when to breathe out and the number of breathing cycles that have been completed.
Calm Website / Calm for Android / Calm for Apple/iTunes: Curated free recordings include: soothing meditations for mindfulness and self-compassion; sleep meditations; calm music; relaxing soundscapes; mindful movement exercises; mindfulness for kids; daily mindfulness activity calendars; journaling resources; ideas for social connection.
Tara Brach website: Includes free articles, audio talks and audio meditations. Tara Brach has a Ph.D. in Clinical Psychology and is a highly trained in mindfulness and meditation practices
Jack Kornfield website: Includes free articles, audio talks and audio meditations. Jack Kornfield has a Ph.D. in Clinical Psychology and is a highly trained in mindfulness and meditation practices.
Dr. Dan Siegel website: “Dr. Siegel is a clinical professor of psychiatry at the UCLA School of Medicine and the founding co-director of the Mindful Awareness Research Center at UCLA.” His website has Blog and Resource pages (and more) which provide scientifically grounded information on increasing mental health from an interpersonal neurobiological perspective.
Self-Compassion Guided Meditations and Exercises: Kristin Neff, Ph.D. is widely recognized as one of the world’s leading experts on self-compassion.
Yoga and Exercise
Planet Fitness: Live Workouts at 7pm
Pop Sugar Fitness: Free Fitness Workouts
Orange Theory: Free Home Workouts
Down Dog Yoga & Exercise: Free access to all exercise apps (Down Dog, Yoga for Beginners, HIIT, Barre and 7 Minute) until April 1 (and extended to July 1 for all students and teachers signing up with an .edu address)
Music and Sounds
Coursera Together: Free online learning during COVID-19 (free resources, course collections, community discussions, and expert interviews.)
Brené Brown on Comparative Suffering, the 50/50 Myth, and Settling the Ball: "We have collectively hit weary. This is especially true for the brave folks on the front lines of this pandemic and for the people who love and support them. And, it’s also true for all of us. In this episode, I talk about strategies for falling apart, staying connected + kind, and giving ourselves permission to feel hard things."
Activities to Stay Connected
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