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Coping During the Coronavirus Pandemic

Helpful resources during this challenging time.


  • The Center for Healthy Minds has added a well-being toolkit to their website.  The founder, Richie Davidson, frames social distancing as a practice of compassion. CHM is offering a free trial of their Heathy Minds app.
  • Headspace has posted a few free meditations on their webpage, to help with stress management during the pandemic.

    New York state has made access to the entire Headspace site free for residents (no password necessary).

  • Active Minds recently hosted a webinar for students who are adjusting to being back at home while still completing college work. It’s called “Sleep, Self-Care, and Sharing a Productive, Healthy Indoor Environment” and it’s archived on YouTube.

  • Psychology Tools has produced a terrific free guide called “Living with Worry and Anxiety amidst Global Uncertainty”, which is now available in more than 20 languages. More translations will be added as they are available. The guide includes psychoeducation about worry and anxiety, and a selection of practical CBT exercises for managing well-being, including activity scheduling, worry postponement, and compassionate cognitive restructuring.


  • Sanvello (formerly Pacifica) is offering free premium access to a range of resources to help with stress, anxiety, and depression during the coronavirus pandemic.
  • A set of Dialectical Behavioral Therapy (DBT) crisis survival skill videos can be found here, courtesy of Rutgers University.
  • An eBook, courtesy of Russ Harris, for applying Acceptance & Commitment Therapy techniques to the difficulties we encounter as we live through the COVID-19 crisis.

  • Shine has created a very nice (and free) ‘toolkit’ full of guidance for managing COVID-related anxiety, isolation, xenophobia, financial worries, and more.

  • Starling Minds is providing free access to their digitally-delivered, self-directed Cognitive-Behavioral Therapy (CBT) programs for stress and anxiety during the COVID-19 crisis.
New Yorkers can access free online mental health assistance related to COVID-19 by calling the state's hotline at 1-844-863-9314.