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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.

Academics

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

Activities to Stay Connected 

Zoom

Netflix Party

Livestreams of Animals/Nature

Volunteer

Fitness

CSUSB Group Ex Virtual Schedule

Do Yoga with Me

How to Stay Active While You’re at Home

Illustrated guides to gym-free workouts

Nike Training Club for Android / Nike Training Club for iOS

Orange Theory: Free Home Workouts

Pop Sugar Fitness:  Free Fitness Workouts

Sara Beth Yoga 

Simply Yoga for Android / Simply Yoga for iOS:  Fitness Trainer

Yoga Ed

Grief

COVID-19 and the Grief Process

Grief and COVID-19: Mourning our bygone lives

That Discomfort You’re Feeling Is Grief

The 5 Stages of Grief and Loss

Health and Wellness

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

Coronavirus Anxiety Workbook

Active Minds website:  A website dedicated to Mental Health for College Students.

Behavioral Strategies for Coping with Stress

Centers for Disease Control and Prevention Information on Stress and Coping

Coping With Stress During Infectious Disease Outbreaks

Corona Viewed From Maslow’s Hierarchy of Needs

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.

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

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. 

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

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

Helplines

California Peer-Run Warm LineThe 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 CDC is offering support if you are experiencing an increase in stress due to the Coronavirus. The National Disaster Distress Helpline is available to anyone experiencing emotional distress related to COVID-19.  Please either call, text, or follow the link below to connect with support.

  • Call:   1-800-985-5990
  • Text:   TalkWithUs to 66746

      SPANISH SPEAKERS:

  • Call:   1-800-985-5990
  • Text:  HABLANOS 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)

HELPLine - 24 Hour Crisis/Suicide Intervention
The HELPline is a free, confidential Crisis/Suicide Intervention service. Operated by highly trained volunteers, the line is open 24-hours a day, seven days a week.

  • (951) 686-HELP (4357)

The NAMI HelpLineA 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) 

The National Suicide Prevention 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.

  • 1-800-273-TALK (8255)
  • Spanish line: (888) 628-9454
  • TTY: (800) 799-4TTY (4889)

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 Trevor Lifeline
National organization providing crisis and suicide prevention services to lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender and questioning (LGBTQ) Youth
866-4-U-TREVOR (866-488-7386)

Veterans Crisis Line
The Veterans Crisis Line is a Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) resource that connects Veterans in crisis or their families and friends with qualified, caring VA professionals. Confidential support is available 24 hours a day, 7 days a week.

  •  (800)-273-8255 Press 1

Information

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

Meditation and Breathing

Calm Website Calm for Android / Calm for iOS: 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.

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. 

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

Insight Timer Website / Insight Timer for Android / Insight Timer for  iOS:  Free library of over 30,000 recorded meditations for sleep, anxiety, stress, mindfulness, self-compassion, calming music, for kids, etc.

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. 

Liberate Meditation: "Liberate is the #1 meditation app for the Black, Indigenous, and People of Color community. Listen to dozens of guided meditations to ease anxiety, find gratitude, heal internalized racism and micro-aggressions and celebrate Blackness."

Relax Melodies for Android / Relax Melodies iOS
Relax Melodies – Sleep Sounds allows you to use sleep sounds, white noise, calm music & meditation to feel more relaxed. 

Self-Compassion Guided Meditations and Exercises:  Kristin Neff, Ph.D. is widely recognized as one of the world’s leading experts on self-compassion.

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.

Nutrition

Maintaining a healthy diet during the COVID-19 pandemic

Relationships

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."

The Domestic Violence Hotline - Resources

The Domestic Violence Hotline - Safety Planning

National Sexual Assault Hotline

Sleep

Healthy Sleep Habits 

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

Sleep Guidelines During the COVID-19 Pandemic

Sleeping Well in the Digital Age

Twelve Simple Tips to Improve Your Sleep

Why You Should Not Sleep With Your Cell Phone at Night

Suicide Prevention

The National Suicide Prevention 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.

  • 1-800-273-TALK (8255)
  • Spanish line: (888) 628-9454
  • TTY: (800) 799-4TTY (4889)

The Safe Space is home to resources and tools to provide you with some extra support in an emotionally safe environment.

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.

 

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