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.
- How to Be the Calm You Wish to See in the World and Why It Matters
We can't feel empowered to create change from a place of despair.
- 12 Ways to Shut Off Your Brain Before Bedtime
While there's "no button to push" to deactivate our thoughts, of course, we can "create the right associations" to help us sleep well, says Lawrence Epstein, M.D., chief medical officer of Sleep Health Centers and instructor in medicine at Harvard University.
- Why Taking a Mental Health Day Often Isn't Enough
(Very Well Mind)
Addressing the mental health crisis requires more than just the occasional day off.
- Self-care For Those Who Have A Caring Role
(Blurt It Out)
Whatever our "caring" capacity might be, it can limit the amount of time and headspace we have available to look after ourselves.
- Good Nutrition Can Contribute to Keeping COVID-19 and Other Diseases Away
The COVID-19 pandemic won’t be the last we face, so it’s vital that we use every preventive tool we as a society have. Think of good nutrition as a seat belt for your health; it doesn’t guarantee you won’t get sick, but it helps to ensure the best outcomes.
- How to Relax When It Feels Impossible
For many, relaxing is easier said than done, but we’ve got some tips on how to make your rest time, well, feel like rest. Read on for some helpful tips on how to relax.
- 23 Tips for Your Ideal Nighttime Routine
If you have trouble getting enough restful sleep on a regular basis, try exploring your pre-bedtime habits to identify potential problem areas and create a new routine that promotes better sleep. Here are some tips to get you started.
- How the Pandemic has Changed Breast Cancer Treatment: 'I Went to Everything Alone'
The double whammy of going through breast cancer treatment in the midst of a pandemic comes with added anxieties — and an increased feeling of loneliness, say many patients.
- Voting Safety: How to Protect Yourself from COVID-19 While Casting Your Ballot
Is it safe to vote in person on election day 2020? Or should you choose early voting or a mail-in ballot? Experts say the answer depends on a variety of factors unique to you -- your personal risk, the degree of COVID-19 transmission in your local area and your willingness to plan and execute personal safety precautions while casting your vote.
- Knowing the Difference Between Flu and COVID-19?
UCHealth physicians advise patients to get a flu shot early this season and to learn the difference between the flu and the virus that causes COVID-19.
- Relaxation Techniques for Stress Relief
To effectively combat stress, you need to activate your body’s natural relaxation response. These techniques such as deep breathing, visualization, meditation, and yoga can help.
- Emotional Eating
Do you eat to feel better or relieve stress? These tips can help you stop emotional eating, fight cravings, identify your triggers, and find more satisfying ways to feed your feelings.
- Wearing a Mask During the COVID-19 Pandemic Is a Sign of Empathy
Here are a few simple ideas on how you can show empathy towards others during this time.
- Inner Peace in the Midst of Outer Chaos
Here are a dozen practices that can keep you calm, cool, and collected.
- How To Create A Morning Routine That Reduces Anxiety And Stress
How do we create those morning rituals that will quiet our racing minds? Check out these ideas on how to create a morning ritual that reduces anxiety and stress.
- How Pets May Improve Our Immunity
Read about recent research showing how our furry friends positively affect our health.
- How Getting a Dog During the Pandemic Can Be 'Like a Live-in Therapist'
Read about how getting a dog could improve your mental and physical health during the pandemic.
- Understand Your Why to Build Self-Esteem
When life overwhelms you and you have trouble keeping it together, understanding your why will help you get past the tough times and keep your self-esteem strong. If you have a good reason to keep on keeping on, it makes it easier to persevere through whatever you face.
- Generosity Can Make Us Live Longer
Giving money or resources to your children or aging parents is likely to increase their lifespan, according to a new paper published Monday in the Proceedings of the National Academy of Science.
- How To Set Goals And Plan For The Future During A Pandemic
Check out these tips for setting goals that will promote a healthier mindset and keep you forward-focused during the pandemic.
- How to Overcome Social Media Addiction
While few of us will ever develop an addiction to the internet or social media, we could all benefit from being mindful about our own use and considering if there are areas where we need to cut back
- 30 Coronavirus Rules Everyone Should Follow
Here are 30 coronavirus tips about how to prevent infection, best practices, what to do if you're diagnosed, and how to stay sane during quarantine.
- COVID-19: Maybe Being Bored Is Good for Us
How do we deal with or handle the feelings of isolation and loneliness during quarantine? Read about the ways on how to address these complex feelings and how to manage them.
- 5 Facts You Need to Know About Vitamin C, According to an Expert in Nutritional Immunology
Here are 5 facts you should know about vitamin C and immunity, including how it works and what foods are the best sources of vitamin C.
- The pandemic highlights why women need better doctors
Many women rely on specialists rather than primary care providers, and now the pandemic is cutting access to those specialists. A new report outlines what’s needed to fix the system in the United States.
- Why It Matters | Physical Activity
Physical activity has immediate benefits for your health—better sleep and reduced stress are only a few. Learn more about how you can get active.
- Working from home and feel like you’re working all the time? Here’s what to do
Here are four ways that you can manage WFH burnout.
- How to take care of yourself during stressful times
(Voices of Youth)
Here are some tips to take care of yourself, learn to navigate through tough times at home while you spend more time with family, and become problem solvers to overcome the challenges, big and small, that we all face in our lives.
- How to Maintain Motivation After Losing a Job
(Online MSW Programs)
“Around this time of uncertainty, losing a job hits harder because the world doesn’t even know what the next step is going to be,” said Talley. “A world without COVID-19 meant there were always different possibilities to choose where you end up.
- How to Concentrate and Focus During the COVID-19 Pandemic
Even if it’s happening subconsciously, “you’re diverting some of your capacity to try to deal with the anxiety.” Sound familiar? Here’s how you can improve your concentration and attention span.
- Transition Rituals Help Make Working From Home Less Stressful
When we don’t have transition rituals built into our days (a big problem with WFH life), our days can get a lot more challenging. So we have to create them. Let’s talk.
- Protecting women's health during a pandemic
(Doctors without Borders)
Today, the secondary effects of COVID-19 threaten the health and lives of women and girls everywhere in the world, especially in places that already struggled to meet their health needs
- 8 Best Sports and Workouts for Social Distancing
The COVID-19 pandemic has interrupted just about every aspect of daily life for most people, including the ability to get some exercise. While many gyms across the country are still closed, the outdoors is very much still open and full of opportunities for activities (depending on where you live, of course). It feels like the right time to get moving again, but a big question still looms: How can you do that safely?
- 5 Proven Ways to Relieve COVID-Related Depression
Try these self-guided practices in mindfulness and cognitive behavioral therapy.
- How to Remain Empathic During a Pandemic
In the face of such suffering, we need to develop healthy empathy habits.
- How to cure your pandemic blues with moments of pure joy
Moving forward requires focus. Mashable's Social Good Series is dedicated to exploring pathways to a greater good, spotlighting issues that are essential to making the world a better place.
- Kindness and the Pandemic: How Kind Are You?
These are harsh times with hard new realities and problems to face. But this is the perfect time to practice kindness. Who among us doesn’t need a dose of gentleness?
- What the COVID-19 Pandemic Can Teach Us About Trust
As many people with a chronic illness can tell you, trust becomes complicated when you are forced into a position where your being, your survival, is dependent not only on your actions, but on the actions of those around you. Here are some thoughts on how this pandemic can teach us about trust.
- Social Media Effects on Teens | Impact of Social Media on Self-Esteem
Teens are masters at keeping themselves occupied in the hours after school until way past bedtime. For one thing, modern teens are learning to do most of their communication while looking at a screen, not another person. Check out what experts recommend parents do to help teenagers minimize technology.
- 5 Tips to Encourage Independent Play
Here are some strategies, based on both child development and experience, for how to encourage independent play.
- The Biggest Life Lessons to Take Away From the Current Pandemic
Check out these 12 lessons on how this pandemic can teach us how to move forward with our lives.
- 3 Types of 'Self-Care' Boundaries You Should Be Setting
How do you create healthy boundaries to get the most out of your self-care days or moments? Here are 3 types of self-care boundaries to keep in mind for yourself.
- How to Have Healthy Relationships With Mental Illness
Here is a guide of 7 steps on how to seek and maintain healthy relationships when living with a mental illness.
- If You’re Not Happy Right Now, That’s Totally Normal
With the division in our country, the economic meltdown, and thousands dying daily, the only thing that is happy right now is the Coronavirus as it spreads to every corner of our nation.
- How to reboot your workout routine: Set the foundation
Whether you're reestablishing an exercise routine or even starting for the first time. Read on for an easy three-step process to get you on a consistent path.
- Here's What I Learned After Moving My Home Workouts Outside
Find out how starting off your day in the great outdoors can be a game changer for your mood.
- 7 Tips for Avoiding Coronavirus While Flying and Driving
Have to travel during COVID-19? Here are seven things you can do to maximize your safety.
- Camping During COVID-19: 15 Safety Tips To Minimize Risk
Even though campgrounds and National Parks are reopening — and we could all use a little getaway right about now — it's still important to know the risks.
- Different Ways to Try Gratitude Journaling
There have been so many studies about the importance of gratitude journals and the helpfulness it can bring to a person's life. Here is a story from a person who encourages daily journaling with their ideas on how to do it.
- Outside workouts: Are outdoor fitness classes safe? Experts discuss
With better ventilation and more space available, experts believe that outdoor fitness classes can help people stay safe while exercising.
- Top 10 Stress Relief Strategies for Your Inner Child
(Very Well Mind)
Looking for new stress relief strategies? You may want to look back to the 'good old days' when you knew how to relax. Check out these strategies related to our old childhood pastimes.
- Coronavirus: Practicing Wellness While You Stay at Home
(John Hopkins Medicine)
Read about these suggestions on staying centered and healthy when you're working at home during the pandemic.
- Now That I'm Working Out at Home, I'm Listening to My Body More Than Ever
Your workout routine does not feel the same at home than at the gym? Check out how others share their insights about adjusting to a work out routine at home.
- Five Ways to Encourage Safe Behavior During the Pandemic
(Greater Good Magazine)
Here are five ways research has identified to encourage people to protect themselves and each other from the pandemic.
- Coronavirus doesn't have to cancel romance: 7 summer date ideas for couples in quarantine
Here are seven summer date ideas that couples can enjoy while following guidelines to slow the spread of COVID-19.
- Here's how to stay safe when flying during the coronavirus pandemic
As COVID-19 cases spike in some states, people wonder: Is it safe to fly? Here are some ways to mitigate the risks.
- Is it safe to go back to the gym? How to protect against coronavirus if you do
Many people are itching to get out of the house and back into society, but whether or not it's really that safe for you to go is a complicated answer. Here are the best tips on how to stay safe when you head back to your gym.
- What to Do If Your Depression and Anxiety Are Worse at Night
Here are 6 ways on how to achieve a good, consistent sleep hygiene.
- Managing Anxiety During Reopening
(Child Mind Institute)
There's no one-size-fits-all solution for anxiety, but there are some general strategies you can customize to manage your specific challenges.
- Navigating Touch Deprivation in the Social Distancing Era
(Very Well Mind)
Touch is one of the most effective ways we can demonstrate our love and compassion toward another human. Here are tips on how to cope when physical touch is "off limits" right now.
- CDC issues recommendations to help protect beachgoers from COVID-19 spread
The CDC has released a series of recommendations aimed at government agencies and private entities that manage beaches to help protect staff and beachgoers from the spread of COVID-19.
- 5 Self-Care Practices for Every Area of Your Life
(Very Well Mind)
All the stress relief activities in the world won't help if you aren't taking care of yourself. Check out these 5 self-care practices to take care of your mind, body and spirit.
- Burnout Symptoms and Treatment
(Very Well Mind)
Burnout can make it difficult for an individual to function well in their daily life. Find out some of the most common signs of burnout and learn how to create a healthier work environment.
- How to Embrace Change
(Crisis & Trauma Resource Institute)
We all have been situations where we feel like nothing is in our control and that the best thing to do is go with the changes. Here are some ways to embrace that change.
- From Camping To Dining Out: Here's How Experts Rate The Risks Of 14 Summer Activities
Wondering is it really safe? Find out how experts rate the risk of summer activities, from backyard gatherings to a day at the pool to sharing a vacation house with another household.
- Don't stand so close to me – understanding consent can help with those tricky social distancing moments
Social distancing requirements offer an opportunity to learn more about consent in general and equip us better to navigate other situations.
- #251 The Dalai Lama's Advice for Right Now
(Ten Percent Happier)
Listen to a conversation about how the Dalai Lama's life has changed since the pandemic started, the Dalai Lama's own meditation practice, and the importance of helping others when things get hard.
- You Probably Touch Your Face 16 Times an Hour: Here's How to Stop
We touch our faces so often that the increase of an infection with flu or cold viruses and the new coronavirus are extremely high. Read the following tips to avoid touching your face during the coronavirus outbreak.
- How to Look for the Helpers (And Be One!) During Coronavirus
In whatcan feel like an unsettling time, my kids and I brainstormed a list of helpers working to care for our community during COVID-19. We talked about how these helpers work hard to keep us healthy and safe, and, as we wrote down each helper, we reflected on the positive ways they're caring for us during this time.
- Mixed Emotions Are Much More Common Than Negative Ones
While things may seem all doom-and-gloom, new data reveals that it's surprisingly rare for a person to experience purely negative emotions. Instead, most instances of negative emotion occur as part of mixed emotions—even
during the COVID-19 pandemic.
- 4 Benefits of Practicing Gratitude During COVID-19
(Crisis & Trauma Resource Institute)
Expressing gratitude deepens your ability to feel genuine appreciation in many more contexts. To help motivate you in this, here are four real benefits of practicing gratitude.
- Face Mask Hurting You? 6 Expert Tips to Make Them More Comfortable
(The Today Show)
Doctors, nurses and hairstylists share the top tips they've learned while wearing face masks.
- Dealing with Depression During Coronavirus
In the midst of a global COVID-19 pandemic, it's easy to feel overwhelmed by hopelessness and despair. Here's some tips to help improve your mood and ease depression.
- Job Loss and Unemployment Stress
While the stress of losing a job can seem overwhelming, there are many things you can do to take control of the situation, maintain your spirits, and find a renewed sense of purpose.
- How to Change Negative Thinking Patterns
(Child Mind Institute)
Children can be their own worst critics. This is particularly true for kids with mental health disorders, who may be especially down on themselves. Here are some ways to recognize unhealthy errors called "cognitive distortions.
- Cleaning And Disinfecting Your Home
Learn these everyday steps and extra steps to clean and disinfect your home when someone is sick.
- The Trauma Healing Diet
Learn which foods are best for you, why they are good, and how they either enhance or hinder your healing from trauma.
- 3 Keys to Being Effective When Working from Home During COVID-19
(Crisis and Trauma Resource Institute)
This webinar offers suggestions for maintaining communication with other staff and supervisors, and explores strategies for how you can maintain personal motivation and manage your time while working remotely.