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COVID-19 Resources

For info on the Coronavirus and Mental Health:

National Institute on Mental Health

Click here

For Online Support and Guidance:

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.
NJ Coronavirus Call Center is available 24/7 to answer your questions at 1-800-222-1222 or
1-800-962-1253.

For Online Support Group:

NAMI NJ
The following two groups are being offered online, using the Zoom platform: Groups will begin
the week of March 23, 2020. To Register please go to: www.naming.org

NAMI Family Support Group is a 60 minute support group for adult friends and family
members (18+) of people with mental health conditions. Participants gain support from peers
who understand their experience and gain insight into others’ challenges and successes.
Tuesdays at 12 pm & Wednesdays at 7 pm;

NAMI Connection Recovery Support Group is a 60 minute support group for adults (18+) with a
mental health condition. Participants gain the support of peers who understand their
experience and gain insight into others’ challenges and successes.
Wednesdays at 12 pm & Wednesdays at 7 pm

A Toolkit for Adolescents from an Adolescent (but pretty cool for the rest of us)
Apps:

*Cannot be reached through online websites
Mindfulness
Insight Timer – An app that holds guided meditation, soothing music, and inspirational talks.
Calm – A meditation app for anxiety, times of stress, depression, and sleeping troubles.
Chill* – An app that will provide you with daily quotes and reminders that will bring you back to
Earth.
Depression
What’s Up* – Coping skills reminder and habit management app that aids in depression and
anxiety.
MoodTools* – A great way to organize yourself, your habits, and your solutions. Includes
activities, a safety plan, and more.
Anxiety
Mind Shift* – A place to keep your thoughts and get in depth help about CBT(cognitive
behavioral therapy).
Eating Disorders
Rise Up and Recover* – This app allows for meal logs that ask questions for every meal about
emotions, behaviors, and thoughts.

Books and Journals:

Depression
Depression: A Teen’s Guide to Survive and Thrive by Jacqueline B Toner, PHD, and Claire AB
Freeland, PHD
Project Semicolon: Your Story Isn’t Over by Amy Bleuel
Anxiety
My Anxious Mind: A Teen’s Guide to Managing Anxiety and Panic by Michael A Thompson and
Katherine A Martinez
Conquer Anxiety Workbook For Teens: Find Peace from Worry, Panic, Fear, and Phobias by
Tabatha Chansard, PHD
Eating Disorders
Life Without Ed by Jenni Schaefer
Eating Disorders: The Journey to Recovery Workbook by Laura J Goodman and Mona
Villapiano
Online Music Provided for the Coronavirus Crisis:
#songsforcomfort

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