“Meditation app Headspace announced Monday that it is offering free premium services to all U.S. health care professionals working in public health through 2020. The app’s premium membership, used in nearly 190 countries, usually runs for $12.99 a month. Headspace says it hopes to address the rising levels of stress and burnout faced by healthcare workers.” (source)
“Simple Habit, a mindfulness app with nearly 4.5 million members, shared Wednesday that it is offering free premium memberships to “all people who are financially impacted by this difficult time and can no longer afford to pay.” (source)
“NJ Mental Health Cares, the state’s behavioral health information and referral service, will now also offer help to people dealing with anxiety and worry related to the coronavirus outbreak. New Jerseyans can call 1-866-202-HELP (4357) for free, confidential support. NJ Mental Health Cares will be answered from 8 a.m. to 8 p.m. seven days a week by live trained specialists.” (source)
Online therapy options (paid)
Betterhelp – Call, text of video calls with licenced therapists
Psychology Today – Directory of licensed therapists, sortable by insurance accepted and by specialties. Many therapists listed are now offering online options.
Talkspace – Talkspace is an online therapy platform that provides users the confidential support of a licensed therapist through an easy-to-use and HIPAA-compliant app.
Crisis hotlines (Free)
Crisis Text Line – “Crisis Text Line serves anyone, in any type of crisis, providing access to free, 24/7 support and information via a medium people already use and trust: text. In the US text 741741”
The Trevor Project – Crisis text line focused on LGBTQ individuals. “Our trained counselors are here to support you 24/7. If you are a young person in crisis, feeling suicidal, or in need of a safe and judgment-free place to talk, call the TrevorLifeline now at 1-866-488-7386.”
SAMHSA’s National Helpline – 1-800-662-HELP (4357)