During this unprecedented time, we are faced with many challenges. There are several resources available to help support you and your family. Please view the resources below and do not hesitate to reach out to me for further support.
Emotional support/mindfulness Websites to visit: Mindful.org - mindfulness activities and resources
Yoga for Beginners; Classroom Meditation for all ages; www.calm.com; Grounding Techniques - refocus your mind on the positive instead of stress and anxiety
Apps to download:
- Ibreathe-free app for relaxation and meditation techniques
- Calm App - app for meditation and mindfulness
- Insight timer App - free guided meditations
- Headspace app - meditation so you stress less Friends' Health Connection: Providing support, education and inspiration.
Mom 2 Mom: 1-877-914-6662 http://www.mom2mom.us.com/ For Moms of Special Needs Children Peer Supporters available to provide telephone peer support or live chat online and are trained in peer counseling and crisis support. Parents Anonymous of New Jersey 1 800 843 5437 24 hour Hotline with free and confidential support for parents and guardians.
Also online support groups at http://paofnj.org/ 2NDFLOOR is a confidential and anonymous helpline for New Jersey's youth and young adults. https://www.2ndfloor.org/ If you are between the ages of 10 and 24, live in New Jersey, and need to talk about an issue or problem that you are facing call 888- 222-2228 anytime or text us at 888-222-2228. Goodgrief family helpline 2ndfloor physical wellbeing(covid19and beyond) Call your health care provider first for mild-moderate illness or concern, many providers will see you over the phone or with a telemedicine visit online.
Contact of Ocean & Monmouth Counties- https://contactoceanmonmouth.org/. If you’re feeling lonely, sad or confused and need to talk to someone, their volunteers are ready to listen to you, 24/7/365. Call 732-240-6100 for completely anonymous support for confidential crisis intervention, information on available resources, and referral to community services.
NJ Mental Health Cares- 1-866-202-HELP (4357). Free helpline- 7 days/week, 8am-8pm is offering free and confidential help to people dealing with anxiety and worry related to the Novel Coronavirus (COVID-19) outbreak. Grief Counseling: Good Grief, a New Jersey-based nonprofit, is providing free programs and resources to grieving children, families and communities during this crisis.
Tips: Get regular exercise, fresh air, stay hydrated, and eat a balanced diet to maintain optimal physical health. Many gym companies are providing free virtual classes that can be streamed from your phone!