Not only has the COVID-19 impacted us physically but also mentally. With minimal human contact and being forced to stay in our homes, about 45% of adults in the United States reported that the pandemic has negatively impacted their mental health. It is okay not to be okay. Here is a list of free online resources and activities, which can provide relief, recovery, and peer support, to address anxiety and depression.
Headspace is now holding a two week free trial to begin your journey with meditation and mindfulness. This is a fun and interacting app that includes new meditations everyday, themed courses, and sleep sounds to help you fall asleep.
Resources for anxiety and overall mental health specific to COVID-19
Mindfulness app that provides free list of curated meditations specific to COVID-19 via video and audio
App with coping and communication skills specific to COVID-19
Online therapist-led groups & workshops for anxiety, stress, and connection
Clinically-validated mental health video game
Clinically-validated evidence-based mobile application based on cognitive behavioral therapy (plus content related to other conditions)
Digital therapeutic for sleep, fully automated yet highly personalized digital sleep improvement program accessible via app and web
Digital cognitive behavioral therapy for sleep
Peer chat support and resource list
Resource for students to socially connect and reduce loneliness during COVID-19
Online recovery support meetings for women and gender nonconforming individuals who are sober or interested in sobriety
From NY State Senator Alessandra Biaggi:
This is a difficult time for all of us – and I know many are experiencing high levels of stress and anxiety. Please know that you are not alone. I urge you to call 1-844-863-9314, for free online mental health assistance related to COVID-19.
For general mental health assistance, please call 1-888-692-9355
or visit the NYC WELL website.