Useful Apps, Links, and Resources
Community resources : Congressman Earl Blumenauer's office has established a spreadsheet that lists out local resources such as food, housing, etc.
FACE-COVID: This helpful acronym provides strategies for promoting mental health during the COVID-19 outbreak.
Gottman Institute podcast. Offers helpful perspectives on relationships and coping during this time.
Center For Disease Control: The CDC has some advice on managing stress and anxiety.
American Foundation for Suicide Prevention: Advice on how to taking care of yourself in a time of uncertainty.
Coronavirus Anxiety Workbook: A collaborative creation of The Wellness Society. Available in English, Spanish, Dutch, and German. Free to download.
Three very useful resources to receive support:
- David Romprey Warm-line: When you just want someone to talk to who will listen. Their motto is "Some people just want to be heard". A free resource (without anything to sell).
- Crisis Text Line: Another free resource, this is a way to get support by text.
- Teen Warm-line. YouthLine available 24/7. Teens are available to answer calls, text messages, and chats seven days a week from 4-10 pm
IntelliCare- Northwestern University's suite of applications help with depression and anxiety.
Veterans Administration Apps- The VA has apps are accessible to everyone! These apps focus on PTSD, Acceptance and Commitment Therapy, exposure therapy, mindfulness, parenting, etc.
Self-help for Anxiety Management (SAM)- A range of tools for managing anxiety
Virtual Hope Box. Tools for coping, relaxation, distraction, and positive thinking.
Relief Link. An app to save key info, track mood, create a safety plan, make a list of reminders (e.g. appointments, take medication, etc.) and mindfulness and relaxation exercises.
NotOk: A digital "panic button" that organizes your contacts so they can be notified in case of an emergency.
Safety Plan. List out coping strategies and social supports to use when you are in a suicidal crisis or very distressed
- National Alliance on Mental Illness. Link to NAMI of Oregon affiliates.
- DBT Self Help. Run by people who have been through Dialectical Behavior Therapy (not DBT clinicians)
- WebMD. Information on medical and mental health
- PsyWeb. Information on mental health
- Addiction Guide. A resource on substance use issues, treatments, blogs, and supports
- Depression/Bipolar Support Alliance: Helpful website, including links to the local area support groups
- Psychology Information Site. Psych Central's site with useful articles and links
- National Institute of Mental Health. Federal government website.
- Anxiety & Depression Association of America. International organization that does education, training, and research on anxiety and depression.
- AllTreatment. Resources for dealing with substance use issues
- "Quit Day". Website offering information and support around tobacco and mental health