COVID-19 Coping Links

Mental Health and Coping Support:

“While we are supposed to socially isolate ourselves to prevent the COVID-19 from spreading, we don’t need to emotionally isolate ourselves. Check-in with people you care about or neighbors who don’t have close family or friends by calling, emailing or connecting on social media. Keep a routine, eat healthily and take a walk. Download the apps that help with anxiety such as Calm or Headspace or Sanvello.”
NAMI Minnesota

Understanding How the Pandemic is Affecting You:

Taking Care of Your Mental Health in the Face of Uncertainty

That Discomfort You’re Feeling is Grief

Your Surge Capacity is Depleted — That’s Why You Feel Awful

Don’t Feel Like “Getting Things Done:? It’s Okay Not to Be Productive During a Pandemic

Coronavirus Has Upended Our World:  It’s Okay to Grieve

Coping Resources:

Mental Health Support During COVID-19

The COVID-19 Coach App Premium Guided Meditations - Free with .edu account Free Resources

Coronavirus Anxiety Workbook:  A Tool to Help You Build Resilience During Difficult Times

Calm in the Time of COVID – Free Online Resilience Retreat

Health Journeys Free Daily Meditations

Pandemic Care Resources for Mindfulness and Self-Compassion - Tara Brach 

A Guided Meditation for Easing Into Sleep

Fun and Free Coloring Pages for Adults 

Coping Skills for the Pandemic:

TAO Connect - Mindfulness Based Exercises

People of Color Surviving COVID:  10 Steps to Maintain Physically Distance While Staying Emotionally Close

Anxiety Gone Viral:  Staying Calm and Connected in Uncertain Times - two minute Youtube Video  

Care for Your Coronavirus Anxiety

Skills to Feel Better Now!

7 Science-Based Strategies to Cope With Coronavirus Anxiety

11 Self-Care Strategies for ADHD Brains in a Quarantine

Resilience in Challenging Times

How Mindfulness Can Help During Coronavirus

Self-Care Tips for Asian Americans Dealing with Racism During the Coronavirus 

Social Support During the Pandemic:

Nod app by HopeLab   A tool to help prevent loneliness among college students

Sanvello app

Online Anxiety and Depression Support Group -  Anxiety and Depression Association of America

Wisdo app

Free Text Service Sends Daily Support to Isolated Trans People

COVID Grief Network 

Mental Health and the Pandemic:

Online Mental Health Screening

Mental Health Amid the Coronavirus Epidemic   Active Minds (a national college student organization)

Mental Health Support and COVID-19  NAMI Minnesota   “If you are worried about access to prescribed medications, you can ask your health care provider about getting 90-day supplies vs. a 60 or 30-day supply. If this is not possible, we encourage you to refill your medications as soon as they are allowed.”

Health and Coping During COVID-19     From the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention 

Resources for Working from Home:

Distraction-Free Testing at Home 

Managing the Stress of Living at Home for College   Active Minds  

Other Resources:

Interfaith Reflections for This Time

Reasons to Be Cheerful    “part magazine, part therapy session, part blueprint for a better world”

COVID-19 Resources for Adults   (many resources including financial help, things to watch/do)

I Choose Health

COVID Health Information:

Minnesota Department of Health COVID-19 Information

How to Protect Yourself  Center for Disease Control and Prevention

“Remember that knowledge is power and don’t accept everything that you hear or read. Go to trusted sites such as the CDC or the Minnesota Department of Health.” NAMI Minnesota 

Adapted from Augsburg University