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Using technology to mind your mental health during COVID-19 epidemic

Martha Neary
Mar 19 · 4 min read
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  • Headspace, a popular meditation app, has released free content, including content specifically geared towards health care providers and educators in the US. Instructions to access can be found here.
  • Calm has compiled free resources in an online hub here. These include meditations for stress, sleep and more, and meditations for kids.
  • Sanvello offers a range of coping tools and peer supports and has offered free premium access during COVID-19. The app also gives you suggested activities based on your mood — very helpful for self-isolation.
  • Employers & payers can get access to Dayzz app at no cost which they can, in turn, provide to their employees. To access, email Dayzz CEO Amir Indutzky at amir@dayzz.com.
  • Some other great wellness apps which have free content are SuperBetter, eQuoo, Happify — they also all have a gamified component, which can make them a good source of entertainment too.
  • To find other wellness apps, visit psyberguide.org/apps, where we have reviewed nearly 200 apps for mental health.
  • If you’re working from home, FaceTime, Skype, or Zoom with coworkers. Consider having virtual lunch together or moving your email/Slack conversation about a particular project to a video call to help you feel more connected with others.
  • Many gyms and clubs are now offering live streaming or online classes. Check your local centers’ social media pages to learn about their recent events
  • Call, text or video a friend or family member to say hi!
  • Have an online movie night with friends. You can do this through a Facebook Watch Party, Netflix Party, or alternatively all just hit play at the same time and chat via messaging or calls.
  • Many artists are live streaming music each day (e.g. James Vincent McMorrow and Ben Gibbard).

PsyberGuide

The mental health app guide designed with you in mind

Martha Neary

Written by

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

PsyberGuide

The mental health app guide designed with you in mind

Martha Neary

Written by

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

PsyberGuide

The mental health app guide designed with you in mind

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