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The COVID-19 pandemic is likely to have a lasting impact on mental health. Digital mental health can offer unique opportunities to help people as they navigate this new reality. At One Mind PsyberGuide, we’ve been enthused to see many app developers stepping up to the plate to support mental health in innovative ways.


The COVID-19 pandemic is having a huge impact on mental health. Given the nature of our situation and the need to physically distance, digital mental health can offer unique opportunities to help people as they navigate this new reality. At One Mind PsyberGuide, we’ve been enthused to see many app developers stepping up to the plate to support mental health in innovative ways.


Screenshots from the COVID Coach app.

The COVID-19 pandemic is having a huge impact on mental health. Mental health apps are one source of support as people navigate this new reality. At One Mind PsyberGuide, we’ve been excited to see many app developers stepping up to support mental health in innovative ways.


The current COVID-19 pandemic and the related uncertainty can make us all feel scared, stressed, or frustrated at times. Youth are dealing with unique challenges and although coping strategies won’t make those feelings stop coming, they might help you reduce how often you feel them, how strong they are, or how long they last.

It’s an emotional rollercoaster

I want to start by validating your emotions, whatever they are. Our responses to this situation may flip from frustration, sadness, disappointment, anger, and worry; or all of the above. While it’s not nice to experience any of these things, whatever you…


Here are some of the companies and initiatives we have come across which have released free or discounted content in response to the COVID-19 epidemic. We will add to and update this list on an ongoing basis. If you have a resource you would like to add and share with others, please let us know by reaching out to us on social media (@PsyberGuide on Twitter, Instagram, and Facebook).

Mental Health & Wellness Apps

Sanvello

Sanvello offers a range of coping tools and peer supports and has offered free premium access during COVID-19. …


Not sure what to do at home during the COVID-19 epidemic? Here are some suggestions. We’ll be sharing more ideas on our social media in the coming days and weeks (@PsyberGuide on Twitter, Instagram, and Facebook).

  1. Learn something new. There are lots of free courses are offered through Khan Academy and Coursera. You could also learn a new language via Duolingo.
  2. Organize old paperwork.
  3. Write daily letters or emails and send them to family or friends.
  4. Start and keep a journal.
  5. Build something (now would be a great time to pick up some woodworking!).
  6. Find a good home workout plan…


The current COVID-19 pandemic has us all a little scared, stressed and uncertain. Everyone has their own ways of dealing with stress and different things work for different people. I firmly believe that during this time, technology has the potential to have a positive influence that can help us manage stress and stay connected.

Here are just some ways technology might help you during these new and uncertain times. We’ll be sharing more ideas and helpful tips on PsyberGuide social media in the coming days and weeks, so be sure to follow us @PsyberGuide on Twitter, Instagram, and Facebook.

Wellness…


Earlier this month, I had the pleasure of hosting a panel at the inaugural Women’s Leadership Summit at the University of California, Irvine. The panel was entitled “Womxn Talk Tech”, and brought together a wonderfully diverse group of women working in technology to discuss their experiences in the industry. As we made our way through an ambitious agenda, one theme stood out to me in particular: the idea of tokenism in the workplace.

In the context of the panel, this refers to being the “token” woman on a team, but tokenism may be present in many other contexts; it is…


Pride Month is one of the happiest times of the year for me. It’s a month filled with celebrations, happiness, love and visibility. It’s also a month where I feel grateful to live somewhere where I can freely celebrate and be seen. Amidst all the celebrations and pride, I think it’s important to also reflect on the challenges faced by many people who identify as LGBTQ+, and how resources like PsyberGuide can better serve the community.

Adults in the LGBTQ+ community are twice as likely as heterosexual adults to experience a mental health problem, and are also at a higher…


The last decade has seen an increased emphasis on workplace wellness with many workplaces introducing initiatives to support and improve employee health and wellbeing. These initiatives serve multiple goals: better employee wellness increases productivity and decreases absenteeism, promotes employee satisfaction, creates a more positive work environment and ultimately reduces turnover. Aside from that, many companies are committed to helping their employees increase their overall quality of life.

Technology has revolutionized workplace wellness initiatives; employers can incorporate tools like wearable activity trackers and smartphone apps into workplace-wide activity challenges, and leverage social media to promote health campaigns. Technology can also directly…

Martha Neary

Musings on digital mental health. Project Manager @ PsyberGuide, the mental health app guide.

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