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COVID-19 Resources: Well Being

Well Being in Stressful Times

Self Care, Umbrella, Protection, Protect

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The information provided on this page provides ideas to help you to stay calm and to keep up your spirits during this stressful time. 

Support

The Yeshiva University Counseling Center is here for you. They can be reached on the Beren Campus at (646) 592-4210, on the Wilf Campus at (646) 592-4200 or counseling@yu.edu (both campuses).

If you are experiencing a health emergency, please call 911 or the National Suicide Prevention Lifeline at 1-800-273-TALK (8255). 

The Disaster Distress Helpline is a 24/7, 365-day-a-year national hotline dedicated to providing immediate crisis counseling for people who are experiencing emotional distress related to any natural or human-caused disaster.  This toll-free, multilingual, and confidential crisis support service is available to all residents in the United States and its territories. Stress, anxiety, and other depression-like symptoms are common reactions after a disaster. Call 1-800-985-5990 or text TalkWithUs to 66746 to connect with a trained crisis counselor.

 

NY State Emotional Support Mental Health Hotline:1-844-863-9314

National Domestic Violence Hotline: 1-800-799-7233 and TTY 1-800-787-3224

        Please note: these resources do not replace the expert advice of a qualified healthcare professional. Please consult  with a professional healthcare provider when making health-related decisions.

Dealing with Stress & Anxiety

Coronavirus Anxiety
From the Anxiety and Depression Association of America

Mental Health America
Countless resources for all ages and people, including mental health care providers.

National Alliance on Mental Illness

A detailed and comprehensive guide for common questions concerning mental health and COVID-19, including online and over the phone support systems.

Stress and Coping
Helpful information from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) for managing your stress and anxiety and for supporting others.

Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration

SAMHSA has compiled a list of virtual recovery programs, helplines, and other online resources to support those in recovery.

Taking Care of Your Mental Health in the Face of Uncertainty

From the American Foundation for Suicide Prevention

Taking care of yourself during the pandemic, from head to toe

From the Washington Post

Virus Anxiety

With many subjects such as Ask an Expert, For Parents, Meditations, and Financial Fears, this site has a wide range of helpful resources for mental health in a global climate of uncertainty. 

There is good news -- you just have to look for it

Coronavirus chronicles: Here's some good news amid the dire reports
Five Ways to Restore Your Faith in Humanity
Good News Network
How to Keep the Greater Good in Mind During the Coronavirus Outbreak

Helpful Apps

Down Dog
Yoga anywhere
Headspace
Meditation and mindfulness

Insight Timer

For meditation
Mindful Browsing
A Chrome Web extension that interrupts mindless browsing
Plum Village App
Meditation and mindfulness

Stop Breathe & Think

Mindfulness activities

Mindfulness can help reduce worry

Jon Kabat-Zinn, Executive Director of the Center for Mindfulness in Medicine, Health Care, and Society at the University of Massachusetts Medical School describing mindfulness.

Mindfulness can help reduce stress, as this site from University of Minnesota explains.

Mindfulness can help you "respond wisely"

Meditation

Calm Together
Virtual Meditations from Calm.com
Daily Calm
A series of 10 minute meditations
Free Guided Meditations
Interested in mindfulness, but not sure where to start? There are many meditation apps, audiobooks, and programs available to you — before you get lost in the pile of choices, explore these three basic 5-, 11-, and 20-minute mindfulness meditations
The Free Mindfulness Project

Workouts and Yoga

There are many yoga and exercise workouts that can be found free online.  Here is a small sampling:

20 Minute Jump Rope Workout
Jump rope exercises can be done anywhere.
CrossFit

Free at-home workout videos, including single exercises and drills.

Dancing Alone Together
Dance classes from a professional dancer.

Fitness Blender
600 workouts that can be searched by length, difficulty, training type, calories burned and muscle group, and workout intensity. 

Orangetheory At-home
30-minute workout video each day, featuring popular coaches worldwide. Workouts don't require any special equipment, but may feature everyday household items.

Yoga Journal

​Free yoga videos offering sequences, tips, and tutorials for beginners and advanced yogis alike.

Yoga with Adriene
A YouTube channel for yoga sessions to fit your schedule

Soothing Sounds

Nature Sounds for Sleep
Spotify playlist of relaxing nature sounds.
Soothing Sounds
A collection of YouTube videos with sounds such as rain, wind, and a thunderstorm.