Self-Care Resources for COVID-19 and Social Distancing

Coping Skills

Self-Care

  • Limit news consumption to reliable sources
  • Take technology breaks
  • Get outside when possible (even just for fresh air)
  • Find a new routine
  • Doing things that make you happy (e.g., cooking, reading ‘fun’ books)
  • Keep a gratitude journal
  • Find a creative outlet (e.g., coloring, crafting)
  • Listen to music or make a new playlist
  • Explore the national parks: Link
  • Explore museums across the world: Link

Yoga/Meditation

  • DownDog App – free for a limited time
  • Yoga with Adrienne – always free on YouTube
  • Stop, Think, Breathe App – always free and includes reminders to check in with emotions, guided meditations, & progressive muscle relaxation
  • Headspace App – some free, some paid options

Exercise

  • Peloton App – free for a limited time (they have all workout formats, not just cycle classes)
  • FitOn App – always free (offer 10+ at-home workout formats)
  • Strong by Zumba – free on YouTube
  • CorePower Yoga – some free livestreams
  • YMCA 360 – some free workouts on YouTube
  • Les Mills – 100+ free workouts on their online platform

Social Relationships

  • Setting up times to virtually connect with schedule these times regularly to hold each other accountable
  • Reach out to peers virtually (e.g., Skype or FaceTime)
  • Start/join a virtual book club (e.g., Reese’s Book Club, Oprah’s Book Club)
  • Netflix Party Google Chrome extension to watch with friends

Links and References

Be Well Indiana Link

American Psychological Association – Keeping Your Distance to Stay Safe Link

Community mental health services locator map provided by the Indiana Division of Mental Health and Addictions Link

Contact information for Community Mental Health Centers and State Hospitals Link

Talking to Children About COVID-19 (Coronavirus) A Parent Resource Link

Specific resources for Mental Health and COVID-19 Link

Video recordings
BSU Counseling Center outreach workshops are available on their website at any time. These resources are available to students 24 hours per day and can be accessed from anywhere. These online self-help resources can be accessed on their website.

Crisis Lines

  • National Suicide Prevention Hotline: 1-800-273-TALK Link
    Chat feature available via web Link
  • Crisis Text Line: text “GO” to 741741 Website
  • National Domestic Violence Hotline: 1-800-799-7233 Website
  • RAINN: Rape, Abuse, Incest National Network: 1-800-656-4673 Website
    Chat feature available via web
  • Trevor Project: 866-488-7386 Website
    crisis support for GLBTQ people
  • Meridian Health Services Crisis Line: 800-333-2647 or 765-286-1695 Website
    Delaware County and Muncie community mental health agency
  • A Better Way Crisis Line: 800-347-1144 or 765-288-HELP (4357) Website
    Shelter and services for victims of domestic violence, transitional housing, advocacy for victims of sexual assault
https://academy.bsu.edu/student-life/mental-health-services/self-care-resources/