A Network of Hope, A Link to Help
There's a network of hope out there from across the global COVID-19 response. Listed below are links to many of those beneficial efforts to help find available support.
- Self-Love in Difficult Times
The world desperately needs your voice and your passion, and, when you make time for yourself, you become more effective at everything that you do. Caring for yourself can make the world a better place.
- The Words That Helped Me Find My Way Back to Myself
Never underestimate the power of your own voice uttering your own words. They can change our world.
- How a Good Day and Bad Day Plan Might Help You During the Pandemic
Minimize the stress and emotional baggage by creating a survival plan ahead of time.
- Congratulate Yourself, You're Coping with Grief.
(What’s Your Grief)
Congratulations! No seriously, congratulations. You are doing it. You are surviving. You are breathing in and out and you are putting one foot in front of the other.
- Helping Kids Grieve
(Sesame Street Communities)
Through support, open conversations, and finding ways to keep the person’s memory alive, families can begin healing together.
- How to Beat the 3 p.m. Slump
Do you often lose concentration and find yourself devoid of energy in the afternoon? If so, you’re not alone – but there are ways to boost both your vitality, and your productivity.
- Embrace Happiness
In whatever way you find it, the possibility of joy—and of course the experience itself—can be a refuge at all times, and especially during hard ones.
- 7 Ways Hiking Benefits Your Body, Mind and Spirit
Get out into nature for great physical exercise and a refreshing mental massage.
- Why Taking a Mental Health Day Often Isn't Enough
(Very Well Mind)
Experts say mental health days can help people feel replenished and ready to return to work. But they are not a long-term solution to the mental health crisis the U.S. is facing, which has been exacerbated by the COVID-19 pandemic.
- How to Help Kids Deal With Cyberbullying
Empowering them with information and strategies to protect themselves.
- Children and Mental Health: How Parents Shape Their Kids' Well-Being
Parents who are battling anxiety and depression can support their children's well-being by taking the time to talk about it. That way, kids don't think your struggles are their fault.
- A Candy Slide. Virtual Costume Contests. Indoor Trick-or-Treating. How Some Families Are Planning for a Pandemic-Proof Halloween
Lori Bergamotto, style director at Good Housekeeping and a Halloween enthusiast, says parents should look to outdoor, lower-risk activities, especially ones recommended by the CDC, such as socially distanced outdoor movie nights, decorating pumpkins outside or virtual costume contests.
- 8 Things People With Anxiety Will Relate To
From overthinking to being told to ‘calm down’, we explore the things we have in common when it comes to living with anxiety.
- Shareable Resources on Attention-Deficit/Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD)
(National Institute of Mental Health)
Let's help raise awareness about ADHD by sharing informational materials based on the latest research. Share science. Share hope.
- Disruption of Work Relationships Adds to Mental-Health Concerns During Pandemic
(The Harvard Gazette)
A recent Harvard study highlights how much emotional support we get from workplace relationships, and that it has not only been our jobs that the pandemic has disrupted, but these important informal ties as well.