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Coronavirus Mental Health Resources

Eric Kussin
October 25, 2019
Jess Murray and betr Media
August 11, 2020
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We at 18percent have put together a list of coronavirus mental health resources support you through the Coronavirus outbreak. This page is filled with resources to help you cope as well as some feel-good content to help you take a breath for a moment. We have also set up a temporary #coronavirus channel in the 18percent slack for peer-to-peer support. We encourage you to sign up and participate if you’re in need of support. Stay healthy, stay safe, we’re here for you. 

This too shall pass - Persian adage

Coronavirus Resources

Virus Anxiety Toolkit
This is not one resource but a whole bundle of them – tips for fighting anxiety, xenophobia, and fear. There is also a frequently updated Q&A with psychologists and stress relieving distractions.

Strategies to Manage Stress During a Pandemic
Actionable strategies to manage stress and an explanation of why people act the way they do when faced with a threat like this.

Dealing with Coronavirus Anxiety (YouTube Video)
If you prefer to watch a video over reading an article, therapist Kati Morton explains have the cope with virus anxiety and the science of how our bodies react.

How to Deal with Immense Uncertainty
First, take a moment to acknowledge and accept your situation…

Coronavirus Job Board
If you find yourself in need of a job during this time, Coronahub, which was set up by our co-founder David, is posting listings. They also have a Slack group for information and support.

Free Guided Meditations
The mediation app Ten Percent Happier created this “Coronavirus Sanity Guide” including free mediations and blog posts.

Also, our moderator Danielle was able to get a free trial promo code for this app. To redeem, go to redeem.tenpercent.com and use promo code tenpercentdanielle30days

Resources for Survivors of Domestic Violence
Unfortunately, being confined to the home may not be the safest situation for survivors of domestic violence. The National Domestic Violence Hotline provides a guide for this situation. You can also call 1-800-799-7233 or 1-800-799-7233 for TTY, or if you’re unable to speak safely, you can log onto thehotline.org or text LOVEIS to 22522 for support.

Stress-relieving Content

Social Distance - What it Looks Like - People in separate homes. What is feels like - People holding hands saying "Thanks for protecting me"
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60 Second Meditation
This cute, 60 second meditation will clear your mind and give you a chance to breathe

Australian Shepherd Puppies Growing Up (YouTube Video)
We guarantee watching this video will make you feel a little lighter. Puppies!

A Relaxing Summer in the Forest (YouTube Video)
This video is so calming and beautiful…it will truly provide an escape to a different place for a little while.

From Our Community

18percent’s community members have so much insight and kindness to share…here are some highlights.

“During this time, I try to remember I’m not alone. I have a whole community 24/7 that knows my name and cares about me. I set my clock for coffee breaks and 18percent. That’s how I’m breathing right now. That’s my routine. Prioritizing my mental health routine is helping me make a calm schedule for my kiddos. Because I’m not alone. I’m not the only one who’s scared. Just knowing I’m not alone helps so much.”

“Reminder that we will get through this and be okay. I too have felt overwhelmed. If anything, this unites us to talk about our mental health more openly and realize we are all fighting this together, all worried together. Your emotions are valid. Your frustrations and fears are valid. But we will get through this and be stronger because of it.”

And, lastly, some mental health humor

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