Listen to these mindfulness meditations anywhere, anytime. Mindfulness can help manage stress-related physical conditions, reduce anxiety and depression, cultivate positive emotions, and help improve overall physical health and well-being.
I loved listening to the recordings from this app, I felt like I could tackle the day.
I needed something to soothe me, and I felt calmer after watching this video.
Developed by the DMH + UCLA Public Partnership for Wellbeing, Recognizing Stress is a brief video that depicts what many families faced during the COVID-19 Pandemic; job loss, online schooling, fears of infection, reduced access to group activities, and difficult conversations. In addition, mental health experts share strategies to recognize common experiences of stress and strategies to manage them.
Deep Breathing for Beginners
A guide shows you deep breathing exercises in 4 simple steps for improving oxygen uptake and reducing stress and fatigue.
When Kevin had COVID, I did these breathing exercises to keep calm while he was in the hospital. When things got intense, this really helped.
I knew some of this, but this video explains it in really simple terms.
Stress Busting Activities
Need help getting started? Use this chart from California’s Office of the Surgeon General to find new everyday activities to help you manage stress and feel better.
I printed this at work and have it at my desk.
The kids and I made a game out of this chart, where we spin an 'arrow' and do whatever it lands on together.
I haven't printed this, but I reference the PDF all the time.
A stress relief app that offers guided meditations and games to help keep you calm and focused.
Tune In: A Mindfulness Activity for Kids
This video invites caregivers and their children to sit with one another and tune in to their own feelings, thoughts, sensations, and environments to bring calm.
Use this handout with your children to help them feel calm, manage tough emotions, shift their mood, and reduce their stress.
Free Audio books for little listeners, tweens, teens and adults.
How Can I Help My Child Cope With Back-to-School Anxiety?
Going to school can be difficult for your child. This article offers insight for making it easier for your child to cope with going back to school.
Anxiety Disorders in Children
To learn about anxiety in your children and teens, please see here.
Anxiety and Avoidance: How Negative Reinforcement Fuels Anxiety
In this video, Dr. Monica S. Wu talks about how to help your child with anxious feelings at home and at school.
Thought Bubbles! Mindfulness for Children
This video teaches children how to "blow" their thoughts away with a mindful meditation.
How LGBTQ youth can cope with anxiety and stress during COVID-19
This resource includes words of comfort and tips for managing stress and tense emotions.
Supporting LGBTQ Youth During the COVID-19 Pandemic
Parents and caregivers can follow these tips to support their LGBTQ youth during physical distancing.
What is Mental Health?
Many things affect our mental health. Learn more with this video.
What is Depression?
Depression is the leading cause of disability in the world but many of us don’t know much about it. Watch this video to learn more.
Child Mind Institute: Depression
The resources here are for parents of children and teens who might experience symptoms of depression, anxiety, stress, and more.
Mental Health Literacy Pyramid Explained
This video clarifies the differences between Mental Health, Mental Distress and Mental Illness.
Sanvello: Anxiety & Depression
A place to feel better: Sanvello gives you clinically proven therapies for dealing with stress, anxiety, depression, or whatever you may be going through.
The Safe Place: An App for Black Mental Health
This app offers tips and strategies to manage the changes brought on by COVID19, including staying in touch with others and connecting with faith virtually. It lets you keep track of the strategies that work for you.
If you are a Veteran with symptoms of PTSD, this app may be helpful for you.
Learn new ways to manage worry, panic, phobias, and social anxiety with this app. It's designed to help you cope and find relaxation.
I'm a pretty nervous person. This app helped me understand why I get nervous about certain things, and now I don't even get worked up about a lot of things that bothered me immensely in the past.
Crowds make me anxious. This app specifically addresses that issue in a simple approachable way.
Tips for Healthcare Professionals: Coping with Stress and Compassion Fatigue
This tip sheet explores stress and compassion fatigue, as well as signs of distress after a disaster. It identifies ways to cope and enhance resilience, along with resources for more information and support.
Tips for Survivors of a Pandemic: Managing Stress
This tip sheet describes some of the common reactions to pandemics and other disasters and suggests ways to deal with them. It also covers financial stress, signs to seek professional mental health help, and lists sources of help and support.
The first step is finding simple ways to manage your stress right now.
The next step is finding easy ways to manage stress in your everyday life.
Let’s find some active ways to help you make a change.