These links are to outside information and resources that have been suggested by our team.
National Suicide Prevention Lifeline
Physician Support Line:
A physician (attending, resident, fellow or med student) can call 1-888-409-0141 between the hours of 8am to 1am ET 7 days a week and immediately gets connected to a US licensed psychiatrist to discuss any subject.
Mental Health Resources
Center for the Study of Traumatic Stress Comprehensive list of patient resources
UCLA Center for Autism Research and Treatment Comprehensive list of resources for addressing COVID-19 issues for patients with autism
My Plan App is a free app to help with safety decisions if you, or someone you care about, is experiencing abuse in their intimate relationship.
Headspace App Paid version currently free to end of year (need NPI #)
ACT Companion: The Happiness Trap This free app, The ACT Companion: The Happiness Trap, will be available for free for the next few months. One of the creators is Russ Harris who is a very respected ACT therapist in Australia. Just use the code TOGETHER on the subscription page. (ACT stands for Acceptance and Commitment Therapy, a relative new form of CBT that we practice a lot in our office)
Liberate A relatively new meditation app for people of color. It includes talks and meditations led by fabulous teachers, including Ruth King, Gina Sharpe, and Sebene Selassie.
Physical Self-Care & Exercise
Mayo Clinic, Physical Self-Care
Peloton Use of app extended to 90 days (usually 14 days). You can use on treadmill, outdoor runs, bike, lots of floor exercise, yoga and meditation
Pure Barre on Demand 60-day free trial (usually 30 days), click on 30-day trial, use promo code EXTENDEDTRIAL and trial will go to 60 days and $0
Free Barre Fitness Classes Link to YouTube videos
Daily Burn 30-day free streaming trial
Talking to Children about COVID-19
Gene Beresin, MD, provides tips on how to discuss coronavirus with children (video).
Arizona Public Media Advice to parents: Listen, be flexible and cut yourselves a break
National Association of School Psychologists Helping Children Cope With Changes Resulting From COVID-19
Center for the Study of Traumatic Stress Helping Homebound Children Parent/Caregiver Helping Families Cope
COVID Education for Kids
Children’s book “What is Corona Virus?” by Christine Borst, PhD, LMFT
For kids/families to learn about COVID-19
Nationwide Children’s articles
The Autism Educator Education about Corona virus for children with autism
My Hero Is You: How Kids can Fight COVID-19 A lovely storybook for children on COVID-19. Free. Developed by a UN subgroup.They went through an extensive process– involving 1,700 children, teachers, and caregivers– to create this book to support children and their mental health around the stressors of Covid-19. You can read about the process as well as the various language translations
Fun Educational Resources for Children
Listing of Educational Math Websites
Audible Audio stories for children Access thousands of e-books and audible books from the public library
Rosetta Stone 3 3 months free access to learn a language
Playbill Watch 15 Broadway plays and musicals online
Museum Tours List of free virtual museum tours
Kennedy Center Learn to draw with Mo Willems, artist
Cincinnati Zoo Daily videos with featured animals
Go Noodle Movement and mindfulness videos
CLI Studios online dance classes (free trial, then monthly fee)
Mindful Schools free online mindfulness classes for kids
Staying Social While Physically Distancing
American Psychological Association How to Separate from Others While Getting the Support You Need
Training & Education
COVID19 Harm Reduction Guidelines for Substance Use From the Yale Program in Addiction Medicine
Mental Health and Psychosocial Aspects of COVID-19 Outbreak Can be used to help you address your patients. Discussion about the most commonly asked questions when starting telepsychiatry; must “purchase” but cost is free.
Unemployment Benefits Information for patients who are hourly workers
Psychiatry of Pandemics: A Mental Health Response to Infection Outbreak Prescient book written in 2019