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Coronavirus (COVID-19) Mental Health Resources List

We are dealing with a humanitarian crisis in the wake of the COVID-19/Novel Coronavirus outbreak. At times like these, we need additional care for our mental and emotional wellness. We have created this document to share some useful resources for personal and community wellness because we all can do with a some extra help to keep us steady and hold space for ourselves and each other.

We will keep updating this document and while the current set of resources are in English, we intend to include more information in other languages as well.

COVID-19 Mental Health Resources List

Anxiety - Worksheets, Strategies and Exercises

The below techniques are very essential to keep you more relaxed and calm.

Relaxation Strategies for Anxiety
Creating a sense of personal calm
5-4-3-2-1 Grounding Technique
Challenging anxious thoughts
Understanding anxiety and panic
Coping with Anxiety
Anxiety workbook for children
An Anxiety Guidebook (Teens, Young Adults)
Printable worksheets for anxiety (Children)
Play guide for anxiety (Casey’s guide for teens and kids)
Coronavirus Anxiety: Coping with Stress, Fear, and Uncertainty
7 science-based strategies to cope with coronavirus anxiety
That discomfort you are feeling is grief
Coping with panic and herd mentality during the coronavirus crisis
How to cope with the unknown: Framework and Strategies for the COVID-19 pandemic
Coronavirus Anxiety: Coping with Stress, Fear, and Uncertainty

Depression - Worksheets, Strategies and Exercises

A guide to understanding depression
Cognitive restructuring techniques for depression
Self-care for depression
Dealing with loneliness and depression
Worksheets and Workbook for depression
How to tolerate emotional distress
A complete guide to Cognitive Restructuring to deal with low moods
Dealing with depressive thinking during the coronavirus pandemic
Psychology experts share their tips for dealing with depression due to coronavirus pandemic
Community Connections in Times of Physical Separation
Coronavirus: Mental Health Coping Strategies
How to care for yourself in tough times
 Mental wellness during quarantine
Daily Activity Diary Worksheet

Trauma/PTSD/C-PTSD - Worksheets, Strategies and Exercises

Trauma and PTSD grounding techniques
Self-care for PTSD and trauma survivors
Grounding methods and strategies for PTSD/Trauma
Understanding and Dealing with Trauma (Includes a section of trauma in children)
The Power of Self-Compassion
How to connect to a sense of safety at this time
Helping children cope during a traumatic event
Simple safety plan cards for daily self-care
3 steps to building resilience for helping professionals
COVID-19’s Psychosocial Impacts

Guided Meditations/Audio/Video Resources

(Note: Do not listen to or watch them while driving/operating heavy machinery/ in a state of intoxication and/or medicated especially in a bath)

Guided Self-Compassion Meditations (MP3) (Dr. Kristin Neff)
Breathscape And Bodyscape guided meditation (Jon Kabat Zinn)
A Short Mindfulness Exercise for Self-Compassion
Relaxation audio exercises library
A 10 minutes self-soothing practice
3 Instantly calming CBT techniques for anxiety
At-home self-soothing routine
Sound Bath : Sound healing with crystal bowls
A Guided Meditation on the Body, Space, and Awareness with Yongey Mingyur Rinpoche
Gentle Grounding and Chair Yoga for 45 minutes
Bioenergetic stress relief : Shaking and Grounding
Rewiring the anxious brain
TRE (Tension Releasing Exercises) - Introduction & Demonstration

Calming, Rejuvenation, Wellness, Fitness: Free Resources

Stuck at Home? These 12 Famous Museums Offer Virtual Tours You Can Take on Your Couch (Video)
800 Free eBooks for iPad, Kindle & Other Devices
Over 100 Museums, Libraries, and Galleries Are Offering Free, Printable Coloring Books
The Paris Opera is screening performances online for free
Here are 450 Ivy League courses you can take online right now for free
Gold Gym’s app is offering free classes for 90 days
Kid-friendly resources for understanding the coronavirus
Quarantine Scene: Free resoruces including playlists, audiobooks, learning resources

Addiction Recovery: Helpful Resources

How People in Addiction Recovery Are Dealing with the Isolation of COVID-19
SMART Recovery: De-Addiction and Hierarchy of Values Worksheet
Addiction Recovery: Support on the Web
5 ways to practice self-care in addiction recovery
The Importance of Self-Care in Addiction Recovery
A Brief Guide to Evidence-Based Self-Care for Recovery from Addiction

OCD: Helpful Resources

OCD and Coronavirus Survival Tips
Managing OCD about Coronavirus
Tips for parents with kids who deal with OCD
Tips for coping with OCD during the coronavirus epidemic (Teens/Young Adults)
Obsessions and Compulsions: A self-help guide
Printable Guide for Handling Obsessions and Compulsions


They have been compiled by psychologists and therapists. Please do reach out to a trained mental health professional if you are experiencing severe challenges with mental and emotional health. Credit@ thetalkingcompass

Caveat: This is not a replacement of therapy or counseling neither is this a substitute for guided and specific medical/psychiatric/psychological advice. Resources listed here are essentially to supplement therapeutic and/or psychiatric interventions as well as to help those who don’t have additional support systems.