Coping During Covid-19
The Hope Center for College, Community and Justice guide provides tips on how to get financial assistance if you lost your job, manage bills and housing, and other issues related to the pandemic: https://hope4college.com/wp-content/uploads/2020/03/BTFP_RealCollege_GuideForStudents_COVID19.pdf
Need to connect with someone?
The Crisis Text Line has trained counselors available 24/7 to assist you. TEXT “HOME” to 741741 or message on Facebook. https://www.crisistextline.org
- Support for young people of color: TEXT “STEVE” to 741741
- Muslim support Text Line: TEXT “SALAM” to 741741
Asian LifeNet Hotline: Call (877) 990-8585. Cantonese, Mandarin, Japanese, Korean, Fujianese are spoken. Available 24/7. https://aaspe.net/
LGBTQ Community support phone/text/chat, ages 13-24. Available 24/7.
(866) 488-7386. https://www.thetrevorproject.org/get-help-now
Ayana: Online Therapy for Marginalized & Intersectional Communities
Live-Well Foundation provides support services for those who live with depression and anxiety. Virtual services are available. https://www.livewell-foundation.org
Substance Abuse and Recovery
If you are in recovery, many in-person support groups have moved online. For example, search Alcoholics Anonymous http://aa-intergroup.org or Narcotics Anonymous https://www.neveraloneclub.org for virtual groups.
National Suicide Hotline, 24/7: (800) 273-8255. En Español: (800) 628-9454. More than 150 languages are offered. https://suicidepreventionlifeline.org
Philadelphia Crisis 24 Hour Suicide Crisis & Intervention: (267) 687-4381
Domestic violence, sexual assault, child abuse
Domestic Violence Hotline, 24/7: (866) 723-3014
National Sexual Assault Hotline, Talk or chat, 24/7. (800) 656-4673
Childhelp National Child Abuse Hotline, Call, text or chat. 24/7 and confidential. (800) 422-4453. https://www.childhelp.org/childhelp-hotline
Wellness & Self-Care
Coping with the pandemic
Have anxiety? This article discusses ways to manage COVID-19 related anxiety:
An anxiety “toolkit.” This site has information on dealing with anxiety about finances, in response to xenophobia, helping your children through the pandemic and other topics. https://www.virusanxiety.com
General relaxation techniques for stress relief. Includes eight activities you can do to destress:
Feeling stressed or scattered? This article talks about how you can regain focus and calm through mindfulness, and lists specific activities you can do to achieve this: https://childmind.org/article/how-mindfulness-can-help-during-covid-19/
Meditation & Relaxation Apps
Stop, Breathe & Think
Great for beginners and experienced meditators alike. Features several meditations for children and young adults too. This app features short, guided meditations to help you be calm, focused and present. Its "check-in" feature allows you to note how you are feeling, and provides suggested meditations based on your responses. Good variety of free meditations; must have a paid subscription to access the full site:
Features guided meditations, courses on dealing with stress, music to help you sleep, and much more. If you are currently unemployed, you can have full, premium access to this site FREE for one year.
Features free guided meditations for relaxation, sleep, anxiety, grief and many other topics. Most meditations are 10-20min.
Created by the founders of Meditation Oasis, this app was initially created to support people coping with illness and their families. It features guided meditations on topics such as dealing with difficult news, stress and pressure, and pain relief:
Offers guided meditations and educational talks facilitated by and for people of color. Topics such as self-worth, depression, microaggressions and others are discussed:
Online Study Habits Guide:
Temple University Collaborative. Twenty Apps for Student Success:
Ohio University has both general online study tools…
…And tools for specific areas of study:
Oregon State Academic Success Center. The Learning Corner provides information on online learning, time management, study skills, stress reduction, procrastination and more: https://success.oregonstate.edu/learning/all-worksheets