Remote Mental Health and Family-Friendly Activity Resources During Quarantine

This amazing list was compiled for you by Mantra Mental Health, LLC.


Apps

Calm App - Meditation and breathing exercises, free for 30 days www.calm.com/calmhealthtrial

 

SimpleHabit App- free meditations https://www.simplehabit.com/

 

Netflix Party - Netflix Party is a new way to watch Netflix with your friends online. Netflix Party synchronizes video playback and adds group chat to your favorite Netflix shows.

Join over 500,000 people and use Netflix Party to link up with friends and host long distance movie nights and TV watch parties today! https://www.netflixparty.com

Marco Polo - Stay connected with friends and family by leaving each other video messages, like a combo of texting and video chatting

Google Duo - video chat with up to 7 people 

Houseparty- Video chat with games built in https://houseparty.com/

Online Classes and Lessons (Kids and Adults)

 

Yoga with Adriene - free online yoga classes for any age or fitness level https://yogawithadriene.com/free-yoga-videos/ https://www.youtube.com/user/yogawithadriene

 

Online Gardening Classes https://urbanfarm.lpages.co/daily-gardening-classes/?fbclid=IwAR0i_OTDGRdADMT_MZ1yewN8GrjEQzQMPllppRx4wnmDtWSDuRGgdgvjVgw

 

Art Classes Online https://www.mcharpermanor.com/blog?fbclid=IwAR2mb80m2bUSagkLs7sVvtbZMboXlCzRLD9DWR-lxz3kyWGkOzsLjMG0DMs

 

Free Online Dance Classes Salsa Facebook Group

https://www.facebook.com/groups/salsaventura.free.online/?tn-str=*F

 

Free Online Dance Classes Lucy’s Dance Academy Facebook Group

https://www.facebook.com/groups/710114693145085/

 

Free workout videos until May 31

https://www.goldsgym.com/anywhere/

 

Free Classes Online with Ivy Leauge Schools https://www.masslive.com/news/2020/03/pass-coronavirus-quarantine-time-with-free-ivy-league-online-classes-450-courses-from-all-8-schools.html?fbclid=IwAR0qc21FOrr70pZGj_qakPR8LpOEc1hFcQCAnDMaUpryiTrYpRz91eiBp7E

 

Free Online class through Yale: “The Science of Well-Being”

https://www.businessinsider.com/coursera-yale-science-of-wellbeing-free-course-review-overview?utm_source=facebook.com&utm_medium=social&utm_campaign=sf-bi-ti&fbclid=IwAR1NxgScrq1LN_Mb0lo0Of3teCs0JKqHYaELkuV1Z2PfrDuQ2DOeOPFsY48

 

Cincinnati Zoo Free Live Stream: Live events ever day at 3pm featuring an animal and activity

https://www.facebook.com/events/s/cincinnati-zoo-live-stream/520244218679322/

 

Online Virtual Tours of National Parks

https://kitchenfunwithmy3sons.com/30-national-parks-virtual-tours/?fbclid=IwAR3ASIwkn85hVOrge07_x6tiOmaSZ545h-InFX3TqXyjZlcS1WeZCuWxKCU

 

Free Harry Potter Digital Escape Room

https://kidsactivitiesblog.com/136211/digital-escape-room-harry-potter/

 

NASA Picture Gallery now open to the public for free https://www.diyphotography.net/nasa-makes-entire-media-library-publicly-accessible-copyright-free/?fbclid=IwAR3zSflzHDJBeoObfNO3Rx7CEykNa-TdWUfeocWtM1OKqXofvi3RveahjU4

 

Crafting with the Shabby Tree Facebook Group - online group featuring craft ideas, DIY tutotirals and inpiration https://www.facebook.com/groups/craftingwiththeshabbytree/

 

Free Online cooking classes through April 30th

https://www.177milkstreet.com/school/classes/online-classes/?fbclid=IwAR1GdpjtBvjSUrFiRm7JmoFKBXw9y9KeQvJiXTjh2q2ThSpJo52qD_TtZjQ

 

Free Audible stories, specifically for people ages 0-18, family friendly. 

https://r.audible.com/gp/r.html?C=2GA3JHXPQE49C&K=DUX3YKZZM3KG&M=urn:rtn:msg:20200319192917bc2c6b80280942c79e54bbe78810p0na&R=2E8DS94UJVE3G&T=C&U=http%3A%2F%2Fwww.movable-ink-306.com%2Fp%2Fcp%2F21b6d7d8b2f846dc%2Fc%3Fmi_u%3Damzn1.account.AEMJNUYM35BKMMIGKBTTRN3MHMGQ%26mi_ecmp%3D486622220%26url%3Dhttp%253A%252F%252Fwww.movable-ink-306.com%252Fp%252Frp%252F9c82da348acd225a%252Furl&H=4NW5RE6UN5SPFJARKIYVZN4FFUUA

 

Not free - stream live Broadway shows from Amazon and other providers https://playbill.com/article/15-broadway-plays-and-musicals-you-can-watch-on-stage-from-home?fbclid=IwAR2uPDdoPVcDkcwyUxmHlUFMgW5MlKOurA5sM38jcYw5ZCkJC_6AiCIUoDU

 

Not Free - Online music lessons with Stylie Studio http://styliestudio.com/?fbclid=IwAR2CURZTbRdqraeS4ZWdBSRfyt6v_LwFvb_xJeD_HikcazmKhvfyR7wRJn0


Activities for Kids and Families

 

Thriving at home: A mental wellness workbook for children and their parents during quarantine

https://lookaside.fbsbx.com/file/TelePlay%20Supplementary%20Workbook%20%281%29%20%282%29.pdf?token=AWzZd65SRsfjeXFYsVubyYGLHJ8FrgHonKrtrbe2JUg_WFLg-yj8SLBcvI-oiHyyrMYP-7uX9ZLce7pGtcQKwwcBm4PtZvzEeLEnioW6uZuwwVAMUa6DikuuduQhtCszIwqshuQ5mxQHW1C8qbkAfa96LVEylm3VCW1oPyqgKQFRqDWr8jgenUFlMZbCDIuaRhDJZ12_fD8awJl1nnJEo5jE

 

List of Ideas for play (adults and kids) while at home https://docs.google.com/document/u/1/d/1o6kEgCKLn3cyIm2hehhhSTIk7yRTd0C3zx49JS4wwCI/mobilebasic?fbclid=IwAR3ENx-rvM4Gv9qO7MdRmsuFdcE8GGeRNbuRBapNzm-d3VAai2sDxzYXsvw

 

Resources for learning at home (Science, math, social studies, etc) 

https://www.boredteachers.com/resources

 

40 science websites to keep kids engaged and entertained at home 

https://www.boredteachers.com/resources/40-science-websites-to-keep-kids-engaged-and-entertained-at-home

 

Free resources for schools during COVID-19- resources for home schooling

https://thejournal.com/articles/2020/03/13/free-resources-ed-tech-companies-step-up-during-coronavirus-outbreak.aspx


Columbus on the Cheap- free and cheap local resources (Spring Break:at home edition)

https://www.columbusonthecheap.com/spring-break-at-home/  

 

Blogs, Articles, Books

 

What Therapists Tell Patients Who Are Anxious About Coronavirus — HuffPost

If the COVID-19 outbreak is affecting your mental health, read this.

https://apple.news/AldgN5ErbQpy1IoVcT-PdoA

 

Supporting children and young people with worries about COVID-19

https://emergingminds.org.uk/wp-content/uploads/2020/03/COVID19_advice-for-parents-and-carers_20.3_.pdf

 

Calm Blog - Let’s meet this moment together Without a doubt, many of us are feeling anxious as we navigate the uncertainty of COVID-19. We're feeling it too, and we wanted to share some of the tools we're using to take care of our minds and stay grounded.

https://www.calm.com/blog/take-a-deep-breath?utm_source=lifecycle&utm_medium=email&utm_campaign=difficult_times_nonsubs_031720

 

Free Mindfulness Resources for Calm During COVID Outbreak

https://www.mindful.org/free-mindfulness-resources-for-calm-during-covid-outbreak/

 

Care for your Coronavirus Anxiety- toolkit including meditations, expert advice, etc. for individuals and parents 

https://www.virusanxiety.com/

 

Daniel Tiger, How to talk with your kids about COVID-19

https://www.pbs.org/parents/thrive/how-to-talk-to-your-kids-about-coronavirus?fbclid=IwAR1x5FQ15dougvYg7wd5RlB4ggjIGCjiyoakYnHJofJJU085LqJOCjuV7EU

 

Managing Anxiety and Stress related to COVID-19

https://www.cdc.gov/coronavirus/2019-ncov/prepare/managing-stress-anxiety.html?CDC_AA_refVal=https%3A%2F%2Fwww.cdc.gov%2Fcoronavirus%2F2019-ncov%2Fabout%2Fcoping.html

 

What to do if the coronavirus health guidelines are triggering your anxiety or OCD 

https://themighty.com/2020/03/coronavirus-ocd-anxiety-advice/?utm_source=Mighty_MH_Page&utm_medium=Facebook&utm_campaign=Link_Contributor

 

Living with mental illness during COVID-19 Outbreak- Preparing for your wellness

https://mhanational.org/living-mental-illness-during-covid-19-outbreak-preparing-your-wellness

 

Take Control of Working From Home Temporarily- free book

https://www.takecontrolbooks.com/working-from-home/

 

Free Apple Books

https://9to5mac.com/2020/03/22/free-apple-books/

 

Resources for Food, Transportation, Unemployment, Etc.:

 

United Way COVID-19 Economic relief fund - help with bills, rent and food. Call number, provide zip code and you will be given a list of local agencies 1-866-211-9966

 

State of Ohio: www.benefits.ohio.gov  1-844-640-OHIO (6446).

unemployment.ohio.gov or call or 1-877-644-6562 weekdays between 8 a.m. and 5 p.m.

Franklin County: https://jfs.franklincountyohio.gov/covid19

 

Franklin County Resident Resources:

https://jfs.franklincountyohio.gov/getattachment/Covid19/COVID-19-RESOURCES.pdf.aspx?lang=en-US

 

Franklin County Drive Thru Food Pantries:

https://jfs.franklincountyohio.gov/JFS-website/media/Documents/COVID-19/FC-Drive-Thru-Food-Pantries_3-20-20_1.pdf

 

Columbus City Schools Free Meal Updates:

https://www.ccsoh.us/covid19

https://www.ccsoh.us/Page/7560

https://jfs.franklincountyohio.gov/getattachment/Covid19/FoodMapFrench.pdf.aspx?lang=en-US  (Alternative Languages)

 

Unemployment:

http://jfs.ohio.gov/ouio/CoronavirusAndUI.stm

https://unemployment.ohio.gov

 

Dublin Residents

Requests for Dublin Residents in Need: DublinBridges@gmail.com

https://dublinohiousa.gov/coronavirus/dublin-cares-connecting-when-it-matters-most/

 

Delaware County: https://co.delaware.oh.us/covid-19-information/

DCT Delaware County Free Transportation (See attached notification)

 NAMI of Delaware and Morrow Counties On-Line Support Groups: www.notaloneohio.org

Morrow County: http://morrowcountyhealth.org/community/community-resources/

 

Assistance with costs associated with delivered food, medication, diagnostics, transportation and telehealth as a result of COVID-19 risk or incidence.

https://www.healthwellfoundation.org/fund/covid-19-fund/?utm_medium=social&utm_source=MHA&utm_campaign=COVID-19_story

 

Substance use

NA virtual meetings every Friday and Sunday, log on at 6:45, it starts at 7 https://nacentralohio.org/clean-cyber-central-oh-virtual-meeting/

Online AA Meetings Directory

https://aa-intergroup.org/directory.php

https://www.intherooms.com/home/

Speaker Tape Websites

https://www.aaspeaker.com/

https://hacoaa.org/archives/speakers/

https://www.recoveryaudio.org/

AA Speaker Tape Apps

AA Audio Companion

Google Play-

https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=com.pitashi.audiojoy.aacompanionfree

App Store-

https://itunes.apple.com/us/app/aa-audio-companion-for-alcoholics-anonymous/id1191023628?mt=8


AA Big Book Ultimate Companion

Google Play-

https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=com.pitashi.audiojoy.aabigbook

App Store-

https://apps.apple.com/us/app/aa-big-book-ultimate-companion/id998807519?ign-mpt=uo%3D4

AA Speaker Tapes

App Store-

https://apps.apple.com/us/app/aa-speaker-tapes/id1335643834


AA Speaker Tapes & 12 Steps

App Store-

https://apps.apple.com/us/app/aa-speaker-tapes-12-steps/id1018096090


AA Speakers 

Google Play (free)-

https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=com.marnistek.aaspeakersfree&hl=en_US

App Store ($1.99)-

https://apps.apple.com/us/app/aa-speakers-speaker-tapes/id898586463?ign-mpt=uo%3D4


AA Speakers Best of 2007

Google Play-

https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=com.ibyteapps.aaspeakersbestof2007free&hl=en_US


Alcoholics Anonymous- Bill W. 

Google Play-

https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=com.ibyteapps.aaspeakersbillwfree&hl=en_US


Daily AA Speakers

Google Play-

https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=com.pitashi.dbaaspeakers

App Store-

https://itunes.apple.com/us/app/daily-aa-speakers-in-5-minutes/id1000523472?mt=8


Daily Bread AA

App Store-

https://apps.apple.com/us/app/daily-bread-aa-speakers/id1000523472?ign-mpt=uo%3D4


Joe and Charlie

Google Play-

https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=com.ibyteapps.joeandcharliefree&hl=en_US

App Store- https://apps.apple.com/us/app/aa-joe-charlie-big-book-work/id1089811749?ign-mpt=uo%3D4


Speaker Tapes from Sandy B

App Store-

https://apps.apple.com/us/app/aa-sandy-b/id1071631421?ign-mpt=uo%3D4

CRISIS & AFTER HOURS RESOURCES

911- Please call 911 in the event of a mental health emergency

Nationwide Children’s Hospital  (Ages 17 and Under)

614-722-1800

NetCare Access (Ages 18 and Older)                    

614-276-CARE (2273) or   888-276-CARE (2273)

National Suicide Prevention Lifeline (All ages)

1-800-273-TALK (8255) or text “HELLO” to 741741

Crisis Text Line (All ages)

Text “4hope” to 741-741                         

NIMH Depression & Panic Disorder Hotline

1-800-421-4211

Sexual Assault Response Network of Central Ohio (SARNCO) 24-hr Rape Helpline (All ages) 

614-267-7020

CHOICES  for Victims of Domestic Violence (All ages)

614-224-4663

Alcoholics Anonymous Local Central Office (24h)

614-253-8501

The Recovery Village (Addiction and Alcohol Hotline)

844-244-3171

Relapse Prevention Hotline

1-800-RELAPSE (7352773)

National Eating Disorder Association Hotline

1-800-931-2237 or text “NEDA” to 741741

Trans Lifeline

877-565-8860

Trevor Lifeline (LGBTQ+)

1-866-488-7386 or text “START” to 678678

Compulsive Gambling Hotline

1-800-522-4700

National Runaway Safeline (Youth Runaway)

1-800-786-2929

CDC National HIV & AIDS Hotline

1-800-342-2437

Veterans Crisis Line

1-800-273-8255 or text 838255


Thank you again to Samantha Bergstein for this amazing comprehensive list of resources!

Stay well.

Best, Dr. B