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Mental Health and psychological resilience requires an ecosystem of interacting components that you can build into your life, one step at a time, to support mental and emotional well-being. This set of free resources is here to help you build that ecosystem!

Crisis Support, Treatment, and Counseling

This blog post shares essential resources for crisis support and mental health promotion including suicide prevention, crisis line, online counseling, and support groups.

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This series of blogs contains excellent free advice for dealing with mental health issues.

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 Amandine Roche is teaching the tools of inner peace to heal the trauma experienced by Syrian refugees suffering from mental health issues such as abuse, post traumatic stress disorder, depression and anxiety in the camps of Mafraq in Jordan.

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Here is a brief overview that shows just how easy it is to start understanding brain health!

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Created in conjunction with Mental Health America, this whitepaper provides a guide for school officials and parents to support any students suffering from mental health issues.

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There’s no quick fix for anxiety – but Athena has gathered information on combating anxiety from some of the foremost minds on the subject.This guide includes a variety of tried and tested ways to understand and reduce anxiety. 

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Professor Elissa Epel (a summit speaker and Brick Foundation board member) has created and curated resources on this page, including expert summaries about mental health issues, video shorts on psychological acute care,  free high quality apps, a webinar of world experts on trauma and family, and resources on maintaining and bolstering mental health, including coping with moral distress, grief, and death.

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The Kennedy Forum’s latest toolkits, policy briefs, videos, and more.

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In kids and teens, severe depression is a real risk to health and well-being. Learn how to spot the signs of depression in your child.

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Body, Movement and Exercise

Free at home “work-ins” live-streamed daily at 7pm ET on the Planet Fitness Facebook page.

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 Your daily life may have just dramatically shifted, but now more than ever it’s important to keep up your yoga practice. Whether you’re self-isolating at home or on the front lines, we’re inviting you to a series of (free) live webinar practices offered by Yoga Journal’s online education faculty to help you find your center—so you can stay calm when you step off of the mat.

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If you’re interested in trying breathing exercises to reduce stress or anxiety, or improve your lung function, we’ve got 10 different ones to sample. You may find that certain exercises appeal to you right away. Start with those so that the practice is more enjoyable.

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These Tapping Meditations will help you release your anxiety so you can support your immune system, feel more at peace, and empowered to take any steps necessary to protect yourself. Please take some time to tap and share with others who need it!

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A directory of free or donation-based online health & wellness classes.

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A long list of options that’ll give you a really good burn at home.

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This free course looks at the links between exercise and improved mental health and psychological well-being. This will include consideration of the role of exercise in combating stress, anxiety and depression, and in enhancing mood.

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Eating Well And Nutrition

With multiple nutrients known to play critical roles in brain function, it is logical that a multinutrient approach to treatment of mental disorders would be more effective than single nutrients. Indeed, there is now a significant body of literature demonstrating efficacy for treating various types of mental symptoms with multinutrient formulas.

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The INFINITE Study is a groundbreaking research study exploring the effects of implementing a nutrient-dense diet and nutrition education in early addiction recovery.

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Adam Sud shares his personal story of how he went from pills to plants.

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Art, Music and Creativity

In this positive film about suicide prevention, Gabriella Wrightplays a mother and meditation teacher for prisoners at Amity Foundation LA, comes back from work on a “normal day” and finds her 16 year old son hanging in his room. Life changed in an instant.

Gabriella wants to understand what was going on in her son’s mind. She meets Deepak Chopra and asks all the most difficult questions. How to explain suicide, how to detect suicide? How can we keep living afterward, and is it possible to transform the pain? How?

His answers are a fascinating bridge between ancient wisdom and the latest scientific discoveries. Deepak Chopra’s part in the film is not acting. He opens all his heart and shares his wisdom with a universal simplicity accessible to all audiences.

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Looking for a distraction while you’re at home? Here are 40 FREE and family-friendly, inspirational, and stress-relieving virtual reality applications.

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These films are tools for support, healing, communication, and education that immerse audiences while allowing them to connect emotionally and share a profound experience.

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A first-of-its kind platform that enables you to record a StoryCorps interview with a loved one remotely using video conference technology. The audio and a still photo from each interview is archived at the American Folklife Center at the Library of Congress.

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These 12 Famous Museums Offer Virtual Tours You Can Take on Your Couch

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Join with thousands of young people from all parts of the world in this amazing song/video project. Be part of something incredible and make a difference – watch this video to find out how.

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Spirituality and Meaning

Comprehensive Training in Evidence-Based Approaches to Spirituality and Mental Health for Mental Health and Healthcare Professionals

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Celebrating the diversity of faith traditions, expressing gratitude for our unity, and strengthening the role of faith in society through common action. It is with this mission in mind — and guided by the principle of compassion for our community, ourselves and the earth — that we are highlighting opportunities for contemplation, connection and action during this difficult time.

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Wayfinding is the ability to navigate from inner and outer sensing into ever greater alignment. This free bundle of tools and techniques are designed to help you surf these big waves we’re in and more deeply access your true power and your capacity to serve your communities.

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More than a meditation app, this is a new type of spiritual media. Download and explore.

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Friendships and Support

We are a community of over 200,000 people overcoming mental health issues by sharing stories and offering support.

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We offer free zoom calls for integrating heightened stress, fear, and important processes that arise from the massive changes in our lives. Some of these calls will have special topics (e.g. families, economic stress, dealing with isolation, etc.). We invite everyone who is willing to share and participate with an open heart to contribute and also to be a witness to other people’s processes.

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We are an evidence-based system that is both effective and teenagers find engaging.

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We invite you to join us for online experiences hosted by trusted spaceholders covering a range of topics and styles. While social distancing is imperative for public health and safety right now, the implicit isolation will be dreadful for our well-being. Unless, of course, we come together. Feel Real gatherings are purposefully curated to facilitate a different kind of online connection: One that gives us the space both to listen and be heard as we practice the art of relating as our full selves.

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Presented in partnership with the Greater Good Science Center at UC Berkeley, a 50-minute Zoom call that includes a guided meditation, a special reflection from a guest speaker, and a chance to meet in small-group Togetherness Circles with other participants. These are offered Mondays, Wednesdays, and Fridays at 12pm PT/3pm EST. Pre-registration (free) is required.

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Option B is dedicated to helping you build resilience in the face of adversity—and giving you the tools to help your family, friends, and community build resilience too. Here, you can read and share personal stories, join groups for solidarity and support, and find information from experts.

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Nature and Being Outdoors

Awake in the Wild is a unique way to be in nature. It is the art of being outdoors with a contemplative presence. Through the power of mindfulness people can cultivate a receptive, open quality of awareness that allows a rich sensitivity and connection to the natural world.

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Meditation and Contemplation

The #1 free app for sleep, anxiety, and stress. Hundreds of free guided meditations.

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This collection of audio meditations can help you access your body’s natural tendency to repair and heal. Through guided imagery and affirmations, you can use your own mind as a complement to traditional medicine. Listen as often as you’d like for maximum benefit.

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While it’s natural to feel fear during times of great collective crisis, our challenge is that fear easily takes over our lives. This talk explores how the mindfulness and compassion of the RAIN meditation can help us find an inner refuge in the face of fear, and deepen our loving connection with each other. You can practice with the meditation excerpt from the talk.

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For an introduction to mindfulness meditation that you can practice on your own, download the UCLA Mindful App (iTunes / Google Play), stream, or download the guided meditations below. Recorded by UCLA MARC’s Director of Mindfulness Education, Diana Winston.

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A care package for the Sounds True community. In response to the growing uncertainty and heightened stress during this unprecedented time, we have created this special digital care package to help you navigate the coming days with mindfulness, compassion, and presence. Please share and enjoy these free resources—we can all use some support!

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This interactive program is especially appropriate during these times for maintaining emotional balance, mental clarity and sustaining resilience. The content is uplifting and provides scientifically validated tools for managing stress and anxiety – which we need now more than ever. The program also provides techniques for connecting with your heart’s intuitive directions for the best choices in whatever your life situation calls for. You will learn how love, kindness and compassion help improve our immune system, health and self-security. We sincerely feel these practical tools can be valuable in helping you navigate through these unpredictable and challenging times with more ease and clarity.

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The perfect combination for developing an effective meditation practice. Use the Vagus Nerve Stimulation techniques to bring you into the optimal para-sympathetic state, then continue with the guided meditation sessions.

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Free relaxation and sleep meditations with Diddy, Nick Jonas, and others.

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General Mental Wellness

Your personal road map to help you calm anxiety and access your own inner knowing so you can learn to make happiness a habit.

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Seven daily essential mental activities necessary for optimum mental health. These daily activities make up the full set of “mental nutrients” that your brain and relationships need to function at their best.  These essential mental activities strengthen your brain’s internal connections and your connections with other people and the world around you.

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During times like this, it’s natural to feel afraid, anxious, or threatened. The brain has evolved to react quickly to threats, and it’s easy for there to be a sense of helplessness associated with problems that appear far beyond our control. But being consumed by fear causes wear and tear on the body, which actually undermines your safety. That’s why it’s so important to look for ways to be effective and express our agency, even if it’s only through how we choose to think about things. Here you’ll find suggestions and resources for how to do just that during this challenging time.

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Organizes daily meetings accessible via computer, smartphone, or dial-in. Together we meditate, study Buddhist teachings, and support each other on our paths to sobriety and peace.

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Hopeful Minds is a new curriculum project developed by iFred, the International Foundation for Research and Education on Depression. It is based on research that suggests hope is a teachable skill. Our aim is to equip students, educators, and parents with the tools they need to find and maintain hope even during the most trying of times.

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In this free online course you will engage in a series of challenges designed to increase your own happiness and build more productive habits. As preparation for these tasks, Professor Laurie Santos reveals misconceptions about happiness, annoying features of the mind that lead us to think the way we do, and the research that can help us change. You will ultimately be prepared to successfully incorporate a specific wellness activity into your life.

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The Six Seconds Emotional Intelligence Network shows how naming your emotions is an easy first step toward practicing emotional intelligence.

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Our team of expert clinicians has compiled a validated list of national and online resources to help you during a time when you may need the support most! We have broken topics down by category, and at the end of the page, have included a brief assessment tool you can use to better understand if any of the emotional challenges you may be facing, could be characterized by clinical depression or anxiety.

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A new online magazine and resource devoted to covering the latest in mental health news.

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Stories of addiction, mental illness, recovery, hope and wellness with input from clinicians, addicts, entrepreneurs and advocates for mental health.

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Do you ever feel like you have this nagging voice that tells you that you are not enough or that there isn’t enough in the world today? Well, you are not alone. This podcast will be a heartfelt, honest, and playful exploration of what it means to be truly human and all of who we are. We’ll explore topics such as vulnerability, shame, self-expression, and a whole lot more. But most of all, we’ll do it together.

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