For many of us, recent events have led to a dizzying array of new anxieties and fears. This may be worries about our health or the health of a loved one, stress related to a loss of work or general financial worry. At the same time many of us may be quarantined at home or on strict social distancing protocols leaving us more isolated during a very difficult time.
Below is a list of Digital and Connected Health options that can deliver a little peace of mind when used regularly. Whether you just need guidance on a meditation or mindfulness regimen, a connection with people with similar concerns or need help from a medical professional, the tools below can all be accessed from home to provide possible relief.
Behavioral Health Apps: Information can be found on the websites listed. Apps can be downloaded from the Apple App store of Google play store.
Talkspace – Online therapy across many platforms, video, text
Headspace – App based meditation guide
Sanvello – App that uses CBT to improve mental health, with lists of local resources
Aura– An app for mindfulness, relaxation and coaching
7Cups— Text based discussion with trained “listeners”, online therapy with professionals, virtual community and support groups
Calm—App that provides guided audio content to drive meditation and mindfulness, with a focus on anxiety, insomnia, stress
Stress and Anxiety Companion – Uses CBT, guided imagery, guided breathing exercises, biofeedback
Crisis Text Line—A free text based support system that connects people in crisis to trained volunteers
Text “Home” to 741741 to be connected
Both American Well and Doctors On Demand offer synchronous telemedicine video visits with mental health professionals, MSW, Psychologists and Psychiatrists.
AmWell – from $85 to $199 a visit
Doctors on Demand