CORONAVIRUS (COVID-19) RESOURCES

INFORMATION & RESOURCES – THIS PAGE WILL BE UPDATED PERIODICALLY 

NAMI Sussex can be contacted by individuals or family members affected by mental illness to request telephone or email support and referral.  Please email requests for support to nami.sussex@gmail.com.

The Crisis Text Line is open 24/7 – text NAMI to 741741

If you are feeling stressed, anxious or depressed due to COVID-19 call the Disaster Mental Health Helpline at 1-877-289-HELP (4357) for emotional support and guidance.

Mental Health Coping Strategies  from NAMI National

Sussex County NJ Coronavirus webpage

NAMI NJ COVID-19 resources

Suicide Prevention Resource Center – Resources to Support Mental Health and Coping with the Coronavirus (COVID-19)

Atlantic Health News & Information

Atlantic Health System is following specific CDC guidelines regarding patient testing. Call their hotline if you or a loved one is exhibiting symptoms of COVID-19 or have had direct contact with someone who has a confirmed case of Novel Coronavirus. Please note that this line cannot provide direction or referrals for COVID-19 testing.

The Nurse Screening Hotline at 1-862-260-3199 is available seven days a week from 7:00am to 7:00pm. A highly-trained Atlantic Health System nurse will answer your call, consult with you, and direct you to the resources you need.

The New Jersey Department of Health has a 24-hour hotline at 1-800-222-1222, where trained health care professionals are standing by to answer questions about COVID-19.

World Health Organization (“WHO”)

Center for Disease Control (CDC)

Mental Health America

NAMI Updates

United Way 2020 Caregivers Coalition Resources

Mindfulness and Compassion Global Summit June 4-6, free registration until May 22

My Intent Project free self-care resources

Greater Good Magazine – science-based insights for a meaningful life

Mental Health Toolkit from Mental Health America

Oregon State University’s free 10 week course “Punch Through Pandemics with Psychological Science”

One Commune’s meditations for life challenges with Michael B. Beckwith April 6-10

Child Mind Institute’s parent resources

Family Partners of Morris/Sussex free online support groups for parents and youth (ages 13-21)

Parenting in the age of Coronavirus free recorded webinar

Daily weekday Live Guided Meditations @ 3 p.m. Eastern from Ten Percent Happier

Free Live & Online – Daily Meditation & Support Groups -A Mindful Leader COVID-19 Support Initiative – Shared meditation, reflection, and connection here

Register for Chopra’s Center free 21 day meditation “Hope in Uncertain times” through May 1 here

The Flourishing Center – 20 mind and body tools to calm anxiety

Free 40 day Mindfulness Daily Course

Jack Kornfield Pandemic Resources

Sanvello Offers Free Premium Access to Help People Cope With Mental Health Impacts of COVID-19, including stress, anxiety and depression. This makes Sanvello’s clinically validated techniques, coping tools and peer support free to anyone impacted by COVID-19 for the duration of the crisis.  Access it here

Calm.com free meditations

Headspace.com free meditations

Healthyminds.org free program

The Awake Network free online meditation resources

Shine’s resources for anxiety and mental health

Insight Timer free meditations

Unified Mindfulness free core training

Brightmind is offering free one year access to their meditation app here

For a limited time, Balanceapp.com (iOS only) is offering a completely free one-year subscription to Balance. After installing Balance, the app will walk you through a series of questions designed to tailor a meditation plan to your specific needs or preferences. When that part’s done, the app will start with you a quick sample meditation. Eventually you’ll get to the main menu, where you can tap Profile and then Upgrade. Then you’ll see the option to unlock the free one-year subscription. Doing so activates automatic billing, meaning that one year from now, you’ll pay $50 for an additional year unless you cancel. (Mark your calendar, so you’re not charged for the renewal if you decide not to continue.)

Until the end of April 2020, Simple Habit (a mindfulness app) will offer free premium memberships to all people who are financially impacted by this difficult time and can no longer afford to pay. If you’re struggling or in need, please email  help@simplehabit.com.  Free meditations and talks can be accessed here

Mindful.org offers a free 30 day mindfulness course through June 30, 2020 titled “Find Calm and Nourish Resilience”.  Sign up here

Tara Brach’s free pandemic resources (meditations and talks) at here  You are also invited to participate via livestream with a global community of spiritual friends for Tara’s weekly class each Wednesday night at 7:30 eastern time—now available on You Tube and Facebook. She begins with a 1/2 hour guided meditation, and then offer a talks at around 8.

Ten Percent Happier Coronavirus Sanity Guide – practical, actionable ways of coping with stress, fear, and anxiety. The meditations, podcasts, blog posts, and talks on this page will help you build resilience and find some calm amidst the chaos.

The Mindful Living Collective is opening its space up to the public due to the Coronavirus and the increased need for connection, mental health and support.  1. Live Mindful Living Circles to connect, share and learn with others throughout the week. 2. A Mindful Training Library to help build your practice, mediate anxiety and feel more confident. 3. Week Live Events and Meditations with Elisha and other teachers around topics relevant to building the strengths we need. Click here for more information and request to join.

The University of Arizona Andrew Weil Center for Integrative Medicine integrative perspectives

Eckhart Tolle free teachings and meditations

Sounds True Resilience in Challenging Times Care Package

Sounds True free 3 part video self-compassion series

Sounds True free half day at home mindfulness retreat

Insight Events USA Spring Rx Free Resources

Tricycle free online meditation practices and more

Thich Nhat Hanh Foundation

Gratefulness.org free e-courses

Free 30 day self-regulation challenge until June 2020

Hay House is offering free access to movies, podcasts, meditations, articles, and eBooks by Louise Hay, Dr. Wayne W. Dyer, Suze Orman, and more. Access it here

Center for Healthy Minds COVID-19 well-being toolkit and resources

The Center For Mindfulness, The Sanford Institute for Empathy and Compassion, and Compassion Institute provide daily streams and recordings of mindfulness and compassion sessions here

Optimize.me is offering a free toolkit for one month with a collection of wisdom for thriving during difficult times and navigating COVID-19.  Access it here

MindfulLeader.org has put together a list of free resources.  Access it here

Free gratitude and resilience journals available here

Free downloadable qi gong series with Lee Holden designed to help support immunity available here

Kripalu – Self care and structure at home resources

Creative Live free health and wellness classes

Free audio and video workouts from Gold’s Gym through 5/31/2020 available here

Core Power Yoga offers free online yoga classes available here

Planet Fitness offers free home work-ins live-streamed daily on Facebook at 7 pm Eastern.