Support During Quarantine and Isolation
|Student Care Network||Learn more about the Student Care Network by viewing this Comprehensive Video or this Brief Video.|
|Office of Student Care Coordination||The OSCC will continue supporting students by conducting all appointments by Zoom and/or phone. If you need assistance connecting to supportive resources on or off-campus, please complete an Intake Form and schedule an appointment to meet with a Care Coordinator. Please visit the OSCC website, email firstname.lastname@example.org email@example.com, or call 615-343-WELL (9355) for more information.|
|University Counseling Center||The UCC is offering telehealth services:
• Zoom meetings are available for students who remain on campus and those who reside in the state of Tennessee.
• Phone consultations are offered to out-of-state students to provide immediate support and help them identify services in their current area
• UCC Workshops are now being offered. For more information, please visit the UCC Workshops page.
• Drop-in Consultations are an open space that provides easy access to informal, confidential consultations with UCC counselors. Appointments are first-come, first-serve and students will wait in the zoom waiting room until a counselor is available.
• Student in immediate crisis, who need to speak with a counselor urgently can call Urgent Care Counseling at 615-322-2571 Monday-Friday 10:00-4:00.
• New students wishing to schedule ongoing therapy, please complete an intake form with the Office of Student Care Coordination.
• Please visit the UCC website or call 615-322-2571 for more information.
|Center for Student Wellbeing||The CSW continues to provide most services virtually at this time. Peer, academic, wellbeing, and financial coaching are all available by phone or Zoom. Meditation is also being offered twice a week by Zoom. Workshops and programs will be available virtually throughout the semester. Vanderbilt Recovery Support continues to hold weekly meetings by Zoom. Our staff also continues to conduct substance use screenings using Zoom. Please visit vanderbilt.edu/healthydores, email firstname.lastname@example.org, or call 615-322-2728 for more information.
A recorded guided meditation led by CSW Staff.
CSW Staff present Coping with COVID-19; from spring 2020 an updated version will be added soon.
CSW Staff present Academic Skills for Distance Learning; from spring 2020 an updated version will be added soon.
|Headspace, SilverCloud, WellTrack||
For more information, please visit the Self-Directed Tools page.
|American Psychiatric Association||Coronavirus and Mental Health: Taking Care of Ourselves During Infectious Disease Outbreaks
Source: American Psychiatric Association
|National Suicide Prevention Lifeline||National Suicide Prevention Lifeline: 800-273-TALK (8255)
|Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration||SAMHSA
Free 24-hour Disaster Distress Helpline at 1-800-985-5990
Taking Care of your Behavioral Health - Tips for Social Distancing, Quarantine, and Isolation:
|Mental Health America||BIPOC Communities and Covid-19
Intimate partner violence and Covid-19
|United Nations News||COVID-19: Mental health in the age of coronavirus
|Human Rights Campaign||The LGBTQ Community and COVID-19|
|TED Talks about Mental Health||TED Talks - Mental Health
10 Inspirational Ted Talks
|Scientific American||How to Prevent Loneliness in a Time of Social Distancing|
|New York Times Joyful Offerings||New York Times - At Home|
|New York Public Library||Coraline, by Neil Gaiman being read, chapter by chapter|
|ACT Coach||Acceptance and Commitment Therapy (ACT) aims to help you live with unpleasant thoughts, feelings, and impulses without avoiding them or being controlled by them.|
|Addicaid||Addiction support app designed to help prevent relapse by keeping you as connected as possible to others in recovery, local and national support groups, and other support resources. You can set goals for yourself using the app and keep daily track of your progress.|
|A Friend Asks||Offers warning signs of suicidal ideation and tips for getting help for a friend (or yourself) who may be struggling with thoughts of suicide.|
|AllTrails||Explore 100,000 + hand-curated trail maps plus reviews and photos crowdsourced from millions of hikers, mountain bikers and trail runners.|
|AnxietyCoach||Mayo Clinic Anxiety Coach is a comprehensive self-help tool for reducing a wide variety of fears and worries from extreme shyness to obsessions and compulsions. Anxiety Coach helps you make a list of feared activities and then guides you through mastering them one by one.|
|BellyBio||Teaches a deep breathing technique useful in fighting anxiety and stress. A simple interface uses biofeedback to monitor your breathing. Sounds cascade with the movements of your belly, in rhythms reminiscent of waves on a beach. Charts also let you know how you are doing.|
|Breathe2Relax||Provides instruction and guidance on breathing for stress management, mood stabilization, anger control, and anxiety.|
|Calm||Helps to bring clarity, joy, and peace to your life with guided meditations, sleep stories, breathing programs and relaxing music.|
|Coping with Grief||Designed for and by people grieving to connect and support people who have lost a loved one. It also provides daily affirmations and inspirations for coping with grief.|
|CPT Coach||CPT CoachThis app contains support materials for a complete course of CPT to help patients manage their treatment, including between session assignments, readings, PTSD symptom monitoring, and mobile versions of CPT worksheets.|
|DBT Diary Card and Skills Coach||Based on Dialectical Behavior Therapy (DBT) developed by psychologist Marsha Linehan, this app is a rich resource of self-help skills, reminders of the therapy principles, and coaching tools for coping. Created by a therapist with years of experience in the practice.|
|Deep Sleep with Andrew Johnson||Getting enough sleep is one of the foundations of mental health. This straightforward app features a warm, gentle voice guiding listeners through a Progressive Muscle Relaxation (PMR) session and into sleep. Features long or short induction options, and an alarm.|
|eCBT Calm||Provides a set of tools to help you evaluate personal stress and anxiety, challenge distorted thoughts, and learn relaxation skills that have been scientifically validated in research on Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT).|
|GoodGrief||Connecting strangers who are struggling with loss or bereavement, it provides a way for them to find peer-to-peer support outside of their social circles, with someone who may live hundreds of miles away.|
|Happify||A self-guided app that aims to increase positive emotions through exercises and games supported by positive psychology and mindfulness.|
|Headspace||Learn the life-changing skills of meditation and mindfulness in a few minutes a day with Headspace. Choose from hundreds of guided meditations on everything from stress management and anxiety management to sleep, personal growth, and mind-body health.|
|Insight Timer||Designed to help with meditation and sleep. With more than 15,000 guided meditations, you will never lose interest. This app also features a customizable meditation timer to help you fit meditation into your busy schedule.|
|iSleep Easy Meditations||A calm female voice helps you quell anxieties and take the time to relax and sleep, in an array of guided meditations. Separately controlled voice and music tracks, flexible lengths, and an alarm.|
|Magic Window – Living Pictures||Not technically a mental health app, it makes no miraculous claims about curbing anxiety. However, there is independent research indicating that taking breaks and getting exposure to nature, even in videos, can reduce stress. This app offers an assortment of peaceful, ambient nature scenes from beautiful spots around the world.|
|Mango Health||In addition to managing medications, Mango Health users can track their overall health through this app. You can create a schedule of healthy habits you want to track, and the app offers helpful reminders to remain consistent with the routine. The app also lets you set up reminders and receive alerts when it is time to take medication.|
|Mealboard||Combines recipe management, meal planning, groceries and pantry management into a single app. You can manage your recipes, ingredients, food categories, meal types, stores, store aisles, grocery items and many more with its clean, uncluttered interface. Cut your time spent planning your meals and groceries.|
|MindShift||Designed to help young adults cope with anxiety, including test anxiety and perfectionism. It is an Interactive cognitive-based tool to help you reorient your thinking, and behavioral strategies to help you take action and make lasting positive change.|
|Moodkit||With four integrated tools, MoodKit helps you to engage in mood-enhancing activities, identify and change unhealthy thinking, rate and chart mood across time, and create journal entries using custom templates designed to promote well-being.|
|Mood Tools||CBT based tools designed to help you combat depression and alleviate your negative moods, aiding you on your road to recovery.|
|Naturespace||Immerse yourself in the most vividly detailed natural spaces on the planet, captured in high-res 3D sound. Designed for managing stress and anxiety, insomnia, tinnitus, enhancing focus and concentration, stimulating the imagination, fueling creativity, and eliminating distractions by masking unwanted noise.|
|nOCD||Designed with the help of OCD specialists and patients to incorporate two treatments: mindfulness and Exposure Response Prevention Treatment. You can receive immediate, clinically supported guidance when an OCD episode strikes, take weekly tests to assess the severity of your OCD, and have motivational support along the way.|
|Optimism||Optimism is a mood-charting app that helps you develop strategies for managing depression, bipolar disorder, or other mental health conditions. One of the most popular mood tracking apps available, with plenty of features.|
|Pacifica||Provides instruction on deep breathing, behavioral exercises, identifying cognitive distortions to help cope with anxiety, mood disorders, and stress.|
|Panic Relief- Stop Anxiety Now||Helps individuals manage and move through panic attacks using relaxation techniques. This app can give you instant support wherever you are - it is silent and helps you stay in control. Use your favorite animations for a few minutes when you feel anxiety starts to build up inside you.|
|PTSD Coach||From the National Center for PTSD, helps individuals learn about and manage symptoms that often occur after a trauma.|
|Quit That!||Whether you are looking to stop drinking alcohol, quit smoking, or stop taking drugs, it is the perfect recovery tool to track and monitor your progress. Track as many vices as you want and find out how many minutes, hours, days, weeks, or years it’s been since you quit.|
|Reduce Anxiety||Breathing games based on a breathing technique called Pursed Lip Breathing designed to make exhalations longer. This is especially recommended for people with breathing related (asthma, emphysema, COPD) and stress related (anxiety, blood pressure) disorders.|
|Operation Reach Out||Intervention tool designed to help people who are having suicidal thoughts to reassess their thinking and get help. Recommended by followers of @unsuicide, who report that this app has helped in suicidal crises. Developed by the military, but useful to all.|
|Recovery Record||Recovery Record is a great app for anyone recovering from an eating disorder and wanting to develop a more positive body image. You may keep a record using the app and complete questionnaires that will help you track your progress over time.|
|Relax Melodies||Mix and match nature sounds with new age music; listen to birds in the rain while a piano softly plays.|
|RxmindMe||Designed to remind you of which pills you need to take and helps you keep track of stocks, so that you can replenish them when they are running low.|
|Sobergrid||Sober Grid is the largest mobile sober community and is a FREE personalized, easy-to-access resource for tracking and sharing progress with others, giving and receiving support. Now with 24/7 live peer coaching!|
|Sleepio||Cognitive Behavioral Therapy, or ‘CBTi’ for short, trains people to use techniques that address the mental (or cognitive) factors associated with insomnia, such as the ‘racing mind’, and to overcome the worry and other negative emotions that accompany the experience of being unable to sleep.|
|TN State Parks||Discover your next favorite park with activities and accommodations filters and explore trails with live GPS tracking. You may also access links to Avenza Maps and download other park PDFs to enhance your visit to the park.|
|Virtual Hope Box||Designed to help with coping, relaxation, distraction, and positive thinking. It provides positive activity planning, distraction tools, and interactive relaxation exercises -guided imagery, controlled breathing and muscle relaxation.|
|What's Up||Uses Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT) and Acceptance Commitment Therapy (ACT) methods to help you cope with Depression, Anxiety, Stress, and more. Use the positive and negative habit tracker to maintain your good habits, and break those that are counterproductive.|
|Wise Drinking||Helps you cut back or quit drinking by monitoring when and how much you have had too much to drink and by providing guidance around safe drinking. Users are given the opportunity to calculate the number of drinking units they have consumed taking into account the type of drink consumed (wine, spirit or other), its volume as well as other important data such as the user’s gender, weight and whether he/she has had anything to eat.|
|WellTrack||An interactive self-help app that provides guided therapy for stress, anxiety and depression, relaxation techniques, secure sharing with a University Counseling Center provider, a daily mood tracker, and a personal progress dashboard. This service is free to students. Students may register for the app on the WellTrack website or by downloading the app using their Vanderbilt University ID.|