Breathing Tips

Breathe in for 4 counts, hold your breath for 4 counts, breathe out for 4 counts, repeat.

Trace up your finger and breathe in, trace down your finger and breathe out, repeat

Squeeze your hand in a fist and breath in, slowly open your hand and breath out, repeat

 

Ways Cope with Anxiety During Social Distancing

A website full of different coping mechanisms and techniques for anxiety that author Kat Schneider, learned in therapy.

Keep a Gratitude Journal

The social, psychological, and physical health benefits that come from giving thanks and some concrete practices that help us reap those benefits.

Baking

A really good recipe for chocolate chip cookies! Take your mind off of things and make some yummy treats!

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Self-Help Techniques for Coping with Mental Illness

A list of coping mechanisms helpful for people struggling day-to-day with mental illnesses and mood disorders.

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Helpful Tips

If you are experiencing the urge to self harm, hold an ice cube and clench it in your fist until it is completely melted.

Get involved. Volunteer or find another way to be active in your community, doing so creates a support network and gives you a break from everyday stress.

Admit/recognize your feelings. Let yourself say that you’re feeling whatever you may be feeling. When you label the feeling and allow yourself to express it, the feeling you’re experiencing may decrease.

 

Self-care apps

Insight Timer

FREE

Meditation App for Sleep, Relax and More.

Super Better

FREE

Helps build personal resilience with daily tasks.

Always There

FREE

An app run by Kids Help Phone. Open 24/7 with multiple ways to chat.

Daylio

FREE

Diary, journal, mood tracker.

 

Calm

LIMITED FREE VERSION

Sleep and Meditation app.

21 Day Challenge

FREE

An app to help build life changing habits.

I Am

FREE

Daily affirmations and reminders for self-care.

365 Gratitude Journal

OFFERS IN APP PURCHASE

A science based gratitude journal.