Helpful Articles to Cope with Anxiety – Updated 5/12/20

Helpful Articles to Cope with Anxiety – Updated 5/12/20

There are so many articles now in the national press about how to deal with coronavirus anxiety. We will try to share those posts that we find most relevant and actionable, and continue to update this page with helpful resources.

  • Many of us are stressed and upset during this pandemic. Do your symptoms indicate that you need treatment? Dr. Salcedo offers advice on what’s needed to diagnose and treat depression, and when it’s time to seek treatment from a health professional. – Am I Depressed Quiz – Insider Magazine
  • Here’s a fabulous video that offers some hope for our future: The Great Realization
  • Breathing and relaxation exercises can help minimize your stress during the coronavirus pandemic:  Breathing exercises to help during stress: Philadelphia Inquirer
  • So many great resources here for getting through this challenging time from New York Magazine: Everything You Need to Feel Okay Right Now, According to Therapists
  • The Wellness Society  has created a great self-help resource in the form of a handbook for dealing with anxiety: Coronavirus Anxiety Workbook
  • The VA and the National Center for PTSD have released an app called COVID Coach. This is a free resource full of coping/stress management techniques as well as information on staying healthy and safe. It’s currently available in the App Store, and an Android version is expected soon. Although designed for the veteran/Active Duty population, it is just as useful for the general public. Learn more: COVID Coach APP information
  • More great ideas for managing coronavirus anxiety: Grounding Techniques to Manage Strong Emotions
  • At The Ross Center, we are active members of the Anxiety and Depression Association of America (ADAA), which continues to publish helpful content to guide us through these challenging times. This article by our colleague Ken Goodman, LCSW, offers 10 practical strategies to reduce anxiety:  Top 10 Anxiety Reduction Strategies
  • From the Center for Healthy Minds at the University of Wisconsin—Madison, we found another ‘Top 10’ article by Pelin Kesibir, PhD, that offered straightforward guidance for getting through this tough time:  10 Tips for Well-Being
  • New insights on grief from David Kessler, the world’s foremost expert on grief, from the Harvard Business Review: That Discomfort You’re Feeling is Grief
  • Here’s terrific animation by Dr. Russ Harris, author of the international best-seller The Happiness Trap, on how to use ACT (Acceptance and Commitment Therapy) to deal with the fear and anxiety from Coronavirus: FACE COVID – How To Respond Effectively To The Corona Crisis
  • For those who suffer from OCD, the concern over germs can exacerbate symptoms. We have clinicians at The Ross Center with expertise in exposure therapy if you are struggling with OCD:  From the New York Times: How OCD and the Coronavirus Collide
  • Our colleague Kelly Donahue, PhD is offering a free on-line mini-course titled Managing the Stress and Anxiety Around COVID-19, which includes actionable tools to cope: Enroll Here
  • To keep stimulated while staying home, we recommend perusing the expansive catalogue of Ivy League classes available on-line for free: Free Ivy League Courses
  • From our colleague Selena Snow, some great advice for motivation during coronavirus: Top 5 Motivating Tips to Get Out of Bed
  • This excellent infographic is being shared widely on social media, although unfortunately no one seems to know the original creator. It’s a wonderful reminder of how we should all try to move from fear into learning and growth to enhance our mental health.

For Parents:

There are a wealth of resources to keep your children engaged and stimulated. Here’s a curated list:

If you have articles that you think would be valuable for us to include on this list, please email us at [email protected].

Be well and stay safe!