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Wellness Resources

 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 

If you’re experiencing emotional distress related to COVID-19, please call the National Suicide Prevention Lifeline or your local crisis line.

  • 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.  

  • 1-855-845-7415

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) 


211:  Offers assistance in finding food, paying housing bills, or other essential services.  Use the 211 link or dial 211.

California Coronavirus Response

California Department of Public Health COVID-19 Updates

Centers for Disease Control and Prevention Coronavirus (COVID-19) Information

Employment Development Department

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. 

Social Distancing, not Social Isolation: A psychologist’s 7 Essential Tips

Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration (SAMSHA) Tips for Social Distancing, Quarantine, and Isolation During an Infectious Disease Outbreak

National Alliance on Mental Illness (NAMI) COVID-19 Resource and Information Guide

Face COVID: How to Respond Effectively to the Coronavirus (Video), Dr. Russ Harris

11 More Things You Need to Start Doing for Your Emotional Health

Corona Viewed From Maslow’s Hierarchy of Needs

Centers for Disease Control and Prevention Information on Stress and Coping

Coping With Stress During Infectious Disease Outbreaks

Behavioral Strategies for Coping with Stress

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.

Suicide Prevention

If you’re experiencing emotional distress related to COVID-19, please call the National Suicide Prevention Lifeline or your local crisis line.

  • 800-273-TALK (8255)

For coping tools and resources, visit the Lifeline website at or Vibrant Emotional Health’s Safe Space at

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.


That Discomfort You’re Feeling Is Grief

Grief and COVID-19: Mourning our bygone lives

COVID-19 and the Grief Process

The 5 Stages of Grief and Loss


Twelve Simple Tips to Improve Your Sleep

Sleep Guidelines During the COVID-19 Pandemic

Insomnia In Times of Stress, Uncertainty, and COVID-19

Healthy Sleep Habits 

Sleeping Well in the Digital Age

Why You Should Not Sleep With Your Cell Phone at Night


Maintaining a healthy diet during the COVID-19 pandemic

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.

Headspace Website / Headspace for Android / Headspace for Apple/iTunes: Guided meditations and articles.  Headspace is offering fee support during the current global crisis.

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

CSUSB Spring GX Virtual Schedule

Simply Yoga for Android / Simply Yoga for Apple/iTunes:  Fitness Trainer

Sara Beth Yoga 

Yoga With Adriene

Do Yoga with Me

Yoga Ed

Nike Training Club for Android / Nike Training Club Apple/iTunes

Planet Fitness: Live Workouts at 7pm

Pop Sugar Fitness:  Free Fitness Workouts

Orange Theory: Free Home Workouts

Illustrated guides to gym-free 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)

How to Stay Active While You’re at Home

Music and Sounds

Relax Melodies for Android / Relax Melodies Apple/iTunes


Coursera Together: Free online learning during COVID-19 (free resources, course collections, community discussions, and expert interviews.)

5 Tips for College Success in Coronavirus Times


The Domestic Violence Hotline - Resources

The Domestic Violence Hotline - Safety Planning

National Sexual Assault Hotline

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 


Netflix Party

Livestreams of Animals/Nature



T2 Mood Tracker for Android / T2 Mood Tracker for Apple/iTunes



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