Remote Mental Health and Family-Friendly Activity Resources During Quarantine

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


Calm App - Meditation and breathing exercises, free for 30 days


SimpleHabit App- free meditations


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!

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

Online Classes and Lessons (Kids and Adults)


Yoga with Adriene - free online yoga classes for any age or fitness level


Online Gardening Classes


Art Classes Online


Free Online Dance Classes Salsa Facebook Group*F


Free Online Dance Classes Lucy’s Dance Academy Facebook Group


Free workout videos until May 31


Free Classes Online with Ivy Leauge Schools


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


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


Online Virtual Tours of National Parks


Free Harry Potter Digital Escape Room


NASA Picture Gallery now open to the public for free


Crafting with the Shabby Tree Facebook Group - online group featuring craft ideas, DIY tutotirals and inpiration


Free Online cooking classes through April 30th


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


Not free - stream live Broadway shows from Amazon and other providers


Not Free - Online music lessons with Stylie Studio

Activities for Kids and Families


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


List of Ideas for play (adults and kids) while at home


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


40 science websites to keep kids engaged and entertained at home


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

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


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.


Supporting children and young people with worries about COVID-19


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.


Free Mindfulness Resources for Calm During COVID Outbreak


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


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


Managing Anxiety and Stress related to COVID-19


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


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


Take Control of Working From Home Temporarily- free book


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:  1-844-640-OHIO (6446). or call or 1-877-644-6562 weekdays between 8 a.m. and 5 p.m.

Franklin County:


Franklin County Resident Resources:


Franklin County Drive Thru Food Pantries:


Columbus City Schools Free Meal Updates:  (Alternative Languages)




Dublin Residents

Requests for Dublin Residents in Need:


Delaware County:

DCT Delaware County Free Transportation (See attached notification)

 NAMI of Delaware and Morrow Counties On-Line Support Groups:

Morrow County:


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


Substance use

NA virtual meetings every Friday and Sunday, log on at 6:45, it starts at 7

Online AA Meetings Directory

Speaker Tape Websites

AA Speaker Tape Apps

AA Audio Companion

Google Play-

App Store-

AA Big Book Ultimate Companion

Google Play-

App Store-

AA Speaker Tapes

App Store-

AA Speaker Tapes & 12 Steps

App Store-

AA Speakers 

Google Play (free)-

App Store ($1.99)-

AA Speakers Best of 2007

Google Play-

Alcoholics Anonymous- Bill W. 

Google Play-

Daily AA Speakers

Google Play-

App Store-

Daily Bread AA

App Store-

Joe and Charlie

Google Play-

App Store-

Speaker Tapes from Sandy B

App Store-


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

Nationwide Children’s Hospital  (Ages 17 and Under)


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


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


CHOICES  for Victims of Domestic Violence (All ages)


Alcoholics Anonymous Local Central Office (24h)


The Recovery Village (Addiction and Alcohol Hotline)


Relapse Prevention Hotline

1-800-RELAPSE (7352773)

National Eating Disorder Association Hotline

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

Trans Lifeline


Trevor Lifeline (LGBTQ+)

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

Compulsive Gambling Hotline


National Runaway Safeline (Youth Runaway)


CDC National HIV & AIDS Hotline


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