Mental Health

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General

Tools and advice for the general public on how to protect their mental health

Libraries

Existing collections of mental health resources and tools

Centre for Mental Health (UK)

๐Ÿ”— https://www.centreformentalhealth.org.uk/coronavirus-update
Collected guidance from the Centre for Mental Health.

Resource library

๐Ÿ”—https://docs.google.com/spreadsheets/d/1wM8N-JfHOSIDrXQ3NCKKvjhIFeWlSk7XEIHfi-wa2zg/edit#gid=0
Spreadsheet listing resources for various mental health issues.

Take Care 19

https://takecare19.com/
A wide variety of different resources addressed to lots of different types of people and needs.

Tools

Apps, websites, programs...

Free Mental Health worksheets - cognitive behavioural therapy

๐Ÿ”—https://melmagazine.com/en-us/story/free-therapy-worksheets-mental-health-quarantine
Free mental health / model worksheets for people struggling during quarantine, mainly from the CBT (cognitive behavioural therapy) therapeutic tradition.

Helpers course

๐Ÿ”—https://www.helpers.tools/

helpers is a totally free 6 week course which uses psychological theory ๐Ÿ‘ฉ๐Ÿพโ€โš•๏ธ and techniques to help people stay supported during the coronavirus pandemic and beyond. Run by volunteer psychologists, academics and health technologists.


Stress-Busting Plan

๐Ÿ”—https://covid19.ca.gov/img/wp/california-surgeon-general_stress-busting-playbook_draft-v2clean_ada-04072020.pdf
A step-by-step plan by the California Surgeon General to reduce stress. It focusses on supportive relationships, exercise, sleep, nutrition, mental health support, mindfulness/meditation/prayer.


Homenauts: Free resourcesย 

๐Ÿ”—https://www.homenauts.com
Homenauts positive free resources for better mental health during the pandemic of COVID-19.

Call for data on mental health impactsย 

๐Ÿ”—https://www.beckyinkster.com/covid19
An international group of people are documenting the scale and nature of mental health impact of COVID-19 based on data insights obtained from digital health service providers.


Advice: Comprehensive guides

This section includes long guides by mental health (and other) organizations.



Looking after your mental health and wellbeing during self isolation

๐Ÿ”—https://drive.google.com/open?id=1Vj4nso22IlS21IQ82IHdvTyiX9TpAd40
This PDF booklet from the Kent & Medway NHS Trust contains some useful tips and activities to help keep your mental health in check during self isolation.



๐Ÿ‡บ๐Ÿ‡ธ๐Ÿ”—https://www.nami.org/getattachment/About-NAMI/NAMI-News/2020/NAMI-Updates-on-the-Coronavirus/COVID-19-Updated-Guide-1.pdf?lang=en-US
Comprehensive guide for those facing mental illness challenges or anxiety due to COVID-19. Includes general info on COVID-19; health implications; how to pursue treatment; financial troubles; support and resources; incarcerated loved ones.


Mind HK: Coronavirus Mental Health Tips.

๐Ÿ”—๐Ÿ‡ญ๐Ÿ‡ฐhttps://www.mind.org.hk/coronavirusoutbreakmentalhealthtips/ย 
๐Ÿ”—๐Ÿ‡ญ๐Ÿ‡ฐhttps://www.mind.org.uk/information-support/coronavirus-and-your-wellbeing/ย 
Includes lifestyle tips for helping with mental health during Coronavirus. Available in several languages: English, Chinese, Simplified Chinese, Bahasa Indonesia, Tagalog, French, Urdu, Somali, Arabic, Tamil.

WHO Mental health and psychosocial considerations during the COVID-19 outbreak

๐Ÿ‡บ๐Ÿ‡ณ๐Ÿ”—https://www.who.int/docs/default-source/coronaviruse/mental-health-considerations.pdf
WHOโ€™s Mental Health Considerations during COVID-19 Outbreak. Comprehensive guide. Includes suggestions for the general public and healthcare workers.

Advice: shorter lists of tips

This section includes shorter articles, blog posts, Twitter threads etc.

Crisis Fatigue and How to Deal with It

๐Ÿ”—https://pbs.twimg.com/media/EYoLx7NWAAET2FZ?format=jpg&name=4096x4096
Inforgraphic by Ben Ramalingam and Cogni+ive to coincide with #MentalHealthAwarenessWeek
(via https://twitter.com/wearecognitive/status/1263850133344718848?s=20)

Resilience At Home (UK guidance)

๐Ÿ”—https://www.centreformentalhealth.org.uk/sites/default/files/resilience_at_home_guide.pdf
Infographic from the Centre for Behaviour Change (UCL), Hertfordshire County Council and Norfolk County Council. Tips to stay well physically and emotionally well at home.

What's the most helpful thing your therapist has told you? Twitter thread

๐Ÿ”—https://twitter.com/brokeymcpoverty/status/1249716390619209734
Twitter users with therapists list the most helpful things that their therapists have told them.

5 Empirically-Supported Elements to help with trauma

๐Ÿ”—https://twitter.com/tammy_jiang/status/1243278695973953539
"COVID-19 is a mass traumatic event and below are the essential elements of interventions to address mental health consequences". The elements are Connectedness, Safety, Calming, Hope, Self-Efficacy. By a PhD candidate in psychiatric epidemiology.

Julia Wise: Finding equilibrium in a difficult timeย 

๐Ÿ”—https://forum.effectivealtruism.org/posts/aeAHECQMLHCGroAkC/finding-equilibrium-in-a-difficult-time
Blog post on how to make the best of lockdown. Discusses information/news, remote work, putting things into perspective, routine, things to do.

CDC: Stress and coping

๐Ÿ‡บ๐Ÿ‡ธ๐Ÿ”—https://www.cdc.gov/coronavirus/2019-ncov/daily-life-coping/managing-stress-anxiety.html?CDC_AA_refVal=https%3A%2F%2Fwww.cdc.gov%2Fcoronavirus%2F2019-ncov%2Fprepare%2Fmanaging-stress-anxiety.html
Simple information on why COVID-19 can cause stress and how to manage it.

Mental Health Foundation: Looking after your mental health during the Coronavirus outbreak

๐Ÿ”—https://www.mentalhealth.org.uk/publications/looking-after-your-mental-health-during-coronavirus-outbreakย 
These tips focus on positive or less negative thinking, social media use, and relationships.

BBC: How to protect your mental health

๐Ÿ‡ฌ๐Ÿ‡ง๐Ÿ”—https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/health-51873799
Limit news; limit social media; stay connected; wash hands but not too much; avoid burnout.

Mental Health Europe: 8 ways to look after your mental health

๐Ÿ”—https://www.mhe-sme.org/covid-19/ย 
Accurate information; limit news; look after yourself; reach out to others; maintain hope; acknowledge your feelings; talk to your children; ask for professional support.

How to keep the greater good in mind

๐Ÿ”—How to Keep the Greater Good in Mind During the Coronavirus Outbreak
This article discusses how we must look to each other to help us go through this panic around COVID-19. Ways to encourage more altruism includes: (i) Look to the heroes (ii)Stay calm and focus (iii) Show gratitude (iv) Remember our common humanity and show compassion.

Just Breathe: How to manage your mental health during a global crisis

๐Ÿ”—https://www.5280.com/2020/03/just-breathe-how-to-manage-your-mental-health-during-a-global-crisis/
Take a breather; stay present; create a new schedule; limit news; get moving and get outside; stay in touch; keep tabs on yourself; ask for help; remember you are not alone.

Cabin fever symptoms and coping skillsย 

๐Ÿ”—https://www.verywellmind.com/cabin-fever-fear-of-isolation-2671734
Discusses the symptoms of cabin fever and how to cope. Tips include: get out of the house; maintain a normal eating pattern; set goals; use your brain; exercise.


How to Stimulate Your Vagus Nerve for Better Mental Health

๐Ÿ”—https://sass.uottawa.ca/sites/sass.uottawa.ca/files/show_to_stimulate_your_vagus_nerve_for_better_mental_health_1.pdf


Mental health and remote work


87%: employee wellbeing for small businesses

๐Ÿ”— https://www.87percent.co.uk/covid-19
A 100% confidential employee mental wellbeing platform. The self-guided apps offer tailored support, psychological insights, and signpost resources to measure and improve health across all areas of life. Free access until the end of June 2020 for Britainโ€™s Small Businesses (1-100 employees).

Work in the time of Coronavirus: tips for managing mental health when switching to remote work

๐Ÿ”—https://blog.alicegoldfuss.com/work-in-the-time-of-corona/
Blog on how to look after your mental health and preserve routine when switching to remote work.


Leapers: resources for remote work

๐Ÿ”—http://leapers.co/go/coronavirus
A community supporting the mental health of the self-employed is gathering and sharing resources on positive mental health around remote working, working under isolation, and the challenges of Coronavirus for the self-employed, who may have loss of business as a result.


Gitlab: Combating burnout, isolation, and anxiety in the remote workplace

๐Ÿ”—https://about.gitlab.com/company/culture/all-remote/mental-health/
Combating burnout, isolation, and anxiety in the remote workplace. Tips include: don't celebrate working long hours; document processes around mental health; non-judgmental culture.


9 Ways to Make Working At Home More Joyful

๐Ÿ”—https://www.aestheticsofjoy.com/2020/03/9-ways-to-make-working-from-home-more-joyful/
Tips for how to bring more joy to remote work.

For different types of people


For Psychologists & Therapists


BPS guidance

๐Ÿ‡ฌ๐Ÿ‡ง๐Ÿ”—https://www.bps.org.uk/sites/www.bps.org.uk/files/News/News%20-%20Files/Guidance%20for%20Psychological%20Professionals%20during%20Covid-19.pdf
Guidance for psychological professionals during the COVID-19 pandemic.

Mind remake Project

๐Ÿ”—https://mindremakeproject.org/2020/01/13/free-printable-pdf-workbooks-manuals-and-toolkits-for-providers-who-work-with-children-adolescents-families/
A useful resource kit for working online especially for more directive/CBT oriented therapists, working with particular issues.

Pandemic response for mental health and play therapists

๐Ÿ”—๐Ÿ‡บ๐Ÿ‡ธhttp://risevanfleet.com/international/pandemic-response-for-mental-health-and-play-therapists-some-thoughts-and-considerations
Long blog post discussing how therapists can respond to COVID-19.

How to work online with children and young people: issues exploredย 

๐Ÿ”—https://www.eventbrite.co.uk/e/how-to-work-online-with-children-young-people-issues-explored-tickets-100336481116
There are also links here to working online with adults, couples, etc. Theyโ€™re sort of discussion forum sessions with people who do a lot of work like this already.

Young people and children



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Children & Young People's Mental Health Coalition

๐Ÿ”—https://cypmhc.org.uk/wp-content/uploads/2020/03/COVID-19-and-CYP-MH.pdf
Mental health support resources, including in schools, medicines and self-medicating, safeguarding and youth isolation and loneliness.

Young Minds: Coronavirus and mental healthย 

๐Ÿ‡ฌ๐Ÿ‡ง๐Ÿ”—https://youngminds.org.uk/find-help/looking-after-yourself/coronavirus-and-mental-health/ This organisation aims to ensure all young people get the best possible mental health support.


UK govt: Supporting children and young peopleโ€™s mental health

๐Ÿ”—https://www.gov.uk/government/publications/covid-19-guidance-on-supporting-children-and-young-peoples-mental-health-and-wellbeing
UK government guidance for parents and carers on supporting children and young peopleโ€™s mental health and wellbeing during the Coronavirus (COVID-19) outbreak UK PHE (March, 2020).

For Healthcare Professionals and First Responders



Mental Health At Work (UK)

๐Ÿ”—๐Ÿ‡ฌ๐Ÿ‡งhttps://www.mentalhealthatwork.org.uk/ourfrontline/
Mental health at work resource libraries, includng tips and resources for those working in health, social care, emergency services and other key workers

WHO Mental health and psychosocial considerations during the COVID-19 outbreak

๐Ÿ‡บ๐Ÿ‡ณ๐Ÿ”—https://www.who.int/docs/default-source/coronaviruse/mental-health-considerations.pdf
WHOโ€™s Mental Health Considerations during COVID-19 Outbreak. Includes suggestions for the general public and healthcare workers.

COVID-19 Calm

๐Ÿ”—https://www.covidcalm.org/
Bitesize stress management for healthcare professionals via Zoom calls. Available daily.

Emergency Responders: Tips for taking care of yourself (CDC)

๐Ÿ”—https://emergency.cdc.gov/coping/responders.asp
CDC tips for emergency responders. Discusses signs of burnout and secondary traumatic stress, buddy system, self-care techniques.

COVID-19 Nurses support Whatsapp group

๐Ÿ”—https://chat.whatsapp.com/EVAlHrt8b9JF6BHtpwBlIrย 
This group is for sharing and caring, sharing nursing care strategies and self-care strategies. Express yourself.ย 

WHO Guide on Clinical Management of Mental, Neurological and Substance Use Conditions in Humanitarian Emergencies

๐Ÿ”—https://www.who.int/mental_health/publications/mhgap_hig/en/
Humanitarian Intervention Guide (mhGAP-HIG)- Clinical Management of Mental, Neurological and Substance Use Conditions in Humanitarian Emergencies

Other professions


Managers/Business leaders: How To Lead With Mental Health In Mind During The Coronavirus Pandemic

๐Ÿ”—https://www.forbes.com/sites/mindsharepartners/2020/03/19/how-to-lead-with-mental-health-in-mind-during-the-coronavirus-pandemic/#160266c2f356
A CEO of a mental health profit describes how managers and leaders can create a good workplace culture around mental health.


Psychological first aid: Guide for field workers

๐Ÿ”—https://www.who.int/mental_health/publications/guide_field_workers/en/

For product managers

๐Ÿ”— https://www.mindtheproduct.com/product-management-resilience-coping-through-covid/

Funeral industry

๐Ÿ”—https://twitter.com/RenkoStyranka/status/1246846922188447744
Iโ€™m in the funeral industry. Weโ€™re getting busier and busier. And believe me, *no one* is talking about us and how this affects us in our service to communities. And no one will.


Techniques


and meditation

Headspace

๐Ÿ”—http://www.headspace.com/
(website, app). = NOW FREE!
Probably the most helpful resource for me this month. The explanations and approach to meditation in the book and website are simple and relatable, as are the 10 minute guided meditations. I love how the site holds your hand through the first ten days of your practice so that all you have to do is set aside ten minutes and press play. It couldnโ€™t be easier. Free for the first 10 days. There is also a great book and TED talk for more inspiration and explanation).ย 

Wellness Together Canada

๐Ÿ”—https://ca.portal.gs/
This is one of the most comprehensive free package to monitor and improve mental health. Wellness Canada has online free assessment/questionnaire to evaluate your health parameters such as distress, functioning and well-being. After the assessment, they will suggest free tools and resources to practice mindfulness, self-therapy and take control of your mental health. Available in French and English.

Sattva App

๐Ÿ”—https://www.sattva.life/
Sattva has Guided Meditations, Chants, Mantras & Music including curated lists depending on your Mood, Desire or Time of Day, either played in sequence or create your own from your favorites. You can also see your progress via Stats on a Calendar, Map, Chart and Graph! It also has a mindfulness/meditation community in which you can listen to your Friendsโ€™ playlists, motivate and inspire each other through Group Meditations, Challenges and integrated Live Video Events.

Well Track

๐Ÿ”—https://welltrack.com/
WellTrack is designed to help you understand your mental health and to provide you with the help that you need right now. WellTrack is a suite of online tools and courses that uses aspects of Cognitive Behavioral Therapy to help you identify, understand and address issues that you are having. Use the access code "canada" to get free access.

MindWell U Drop In Class

๐Ÿ”—https://app.mindwellu.com/canada/en/classes.html
Monday Drop-in class (in English)
Mondays 12PM EST | 9 AM PST MindWell's Studio Be drop-in sessions offer guided mindfulness practices with a MindWell Faculty member. These sessions give you an opportunity to practice mindfulness in community at a time when we need it most. Each 20-minute session includes a guided practice. Youโ€™ll also have the opportunity to ask questions and hear from others bringing mindfulness-into-action. No experience is required.


InkBlot Meditation

๐Ÿ”—https://inkblottherapy.com/meditation
InkBlot offeres free 30 minutes guided meditation sessions every week, conducted over Zoom video by mindfulness experts. Sign up with your email address and then you will receive an email with information regarding the time and link for meditation session.

Lumosity Mind

๐Ÿ”—https://www.lumosity.com/en/landing_pages/mindfulness
Lumosity Mind is app available on play store and app store. Lumosity do scientific research on mind & cognitive abilities. This mindfulness app offers daily trainings to learn new mindfulness techniques such as breath-awareness technique, body scanning and much more. I find it highly effective and useful to calm your mind and deal with stress and anxiety.

Deep Listening

๐Ÿ”—http://www.deeprelating.space/
Deep Adaptation Forum initiative. Guide and encouragement to setting up online chats to use this slowed-down moment in our lives for reflection and learning rather than frustration and fear.ย 

Waking Up Android/iOS/Web)

๐Ÿ”—https://app-v3.wakingup.com/
Guided meditations from neuroscientist and philosopher Sam Harris, updated daily. Includes the option to set up timed, virtual meditation sessions with other users, interviews and โ€˜lessonsโ€™ from practitioners such as Loch Kelly, Richard Lang and others, as well as a short practical mindfulness course for children. Most content is paid subscription only, but with legitimate โ€˜pay only what you canโ€™ scheme for those on a low income.ย 

Omvana

๐Ÿ”—http://www.omvana.com/
It's what you get when the iTunes store and the mindfulness community have a baby. The website and app itself are free. From there you can handpick the tracks you want to listen to from their library of thousands of audio recordings, some of which are free, others cost a few dollars. Unlike other guided meditation programs, I like the variety that Omvana offers โ€“ topics (like energy, health, sleep), formats, lengths etc. including recordings from some of the worldโ€™s top authors and experts, so that you can find exactly what works for you.


Gratitude App

๐Ÿ”—http://app.fiveminutejournal.com/
If sitting in silence is not for you, then one of the easiest and most effective ways to practice mindfulness and present moment awareness is through gratitude. The 5 minute journal app forces you to focus on the good things in your life, twice a day. In the mornings, you write down three things you are grateful for, three things that would make today great, and any daily affirmation. In the evenings, you write down three amazing things that happened today and how you could have made the day better. It also comes with a daily inspirational quote.ย 

Wildmind: Meditation coursesย 

๐Ÿ”—http://www.wildmind.org/
A very simple, ad free website that offers a wealth of free guides, articles and resources for practicing mindfulness. Based on the Buddhist philosophies, itโ€™s an awesome place to poke around at your own pace.

Hackerella: 10 Best Mindfulness resourcesย 

๐Ÿ”—http://hackerella.com/mindfulness-resources

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Science

Scientific studies on the mental health impacts of COVID-19.

Impact on the general public

COVID-19 Social Study

๐Ÿ”—https://www.marchnetwork.org/research
The COVID-19 Social Study is a panel study of the psychological and social experiences of adults in the UK during the outbreak. The study is still open to new participants.

Call for data on mental health impactsย 

๐Ÿ”—https://www.beckyinkster.com/covid19
An international group of people are documenting the scale and nature of mental health impact of COVID-19 based on data insights obtained from digital health service providers.

Impact on healthcare workers

Psychological Impact Study by @CovidaStudy (health workers)

The @CovidaStudy has just launched a major new national online survey to measure the psychological impact of the COVID-19 outbreak on NHS & non-NHS health workers. The study is led by a team of consultant psychiatrists, psychologists and data scientists across various research institutes (University of Roehampton, UCL and Kings College) and NHS trusts (NELFT, BEH, BARTS). If you are a health worker in any setting the (confidential) survey can be found here : ๐Ÿ”—https://roehamptonpsych.az1.qualtrics.com/jfe/form/SV9zbERsUm1YjDCYd.

On vicarious traumatization

๐Ÿ‡จ๐Ÿ‡ณ๐Ÿ“https://www-sciencedirect-com.ezproxy.lib.bbk.ac.uk/science/article/pii/S0889159120303093?via%3Dihub
Behind a firewall. Vicarious traumatization in the general public, members, and non-members of medical teams aiding in COVID-19 control. Published 10 March 2020. A large number of medical staff was sent to Wuhan city and Hubei province to aid COVID-19 control. Psychological stress, especially vicarious traumatization caused by the COVID-19 pandemic, should not be ignored.

Factors Influencing Emergency Nurses' Burnout During an Outbreak of Middle East Respiratory Syndrome Coronavirus in Korea.

๐Ÿ‡ฐ๐Ÿ‡ท๐Ÿ“https://doaj.org/article/c4d2d530ec5e4834b177c7bf8fe069a6?
Journal article in Asian Nursing Research.


Mental Health of Nurses Working at a Government-designated Hospital During a MERS-CoV Outbreak: A Cross-sectional Study

๐Ÿ‡ฐ๐Ÿ‡ท๐Ÿ“https://www-sciencedirect-com.ezproxy.lib.bbk.ac.uk/science/article/pii/S0883941717300444?via%3Dihub
Firewalled. Mental Health of Nurses Working at a Government-designated Hospital During a MERS-CoV Outbreak: A Cross-sectional Study. Published by Archive of Psychiatric Nursing. February 2018.ย Highlights:

  1. During an epidemic of a novel infectious disease, nurses can suffer from mental health problems.
  2. Stigma and hardiness exert both direct effects on mental health in nurses.
  3. Stigma and hardiness exert both indirect effects on mental health via stress in nurses.
  4. The mental health of nurses was affected more by direct effects than by indirect effects.



๐Ÿ‡ธ๐Ÿ‡ฆ๐Ÿ“http://content.ebscohost.com/ContentServer.asp?EbscoContent=dGJyMNLr40Sep7U4y9fwOLCmsEieprVSsqu4S66WxWXS&ContentCustomer=dGJyMPGvrkiwqLFKuePfgeyx43zx1d%2BI5wAA&T=P&P=AN&S=R&D=a9h&K=117949545
Middle East respiratory syndrome Coronavirus (MERS-CoV) outbreak perceptions of risk and stress evaluation in nurses. MERS-CoV caused a relatively significant level of distress among nurses. There was a difference in the worry and fear scale of contracting the MERS-CoV infection between participants who worked in areas likely to admit and have MERS-CoV suspected or positive cases. After the campaign, the level of confidence got higher and the participants were more adherent to the infection control precautions. Published by the Journal of Infection in Developing Countries. October 2015.
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Commentary, news and polling


Impact on the general public


If You Have Anxiety and Depression but Feel Better During Coronavirus, Youโ€™re Not Alone.

๐Ÿ”—https://www.thedailybeast.com/coronavirus-is-making-a-lot-of-people-anxious-and-depressed-but-some-sufferers-actually-feel-better-now?ref=home&via=twitter_page
Daily Beast: April 5 (updated April 27). Some people with anxiety and depression have seen their symptoms improve during the pandemic.


KFF Health Tracking Poll - Early April 2020: The Impact Of Coronavirus On Life In America

๐Ÿ”—https://www.kff.org/health-reform/report/kff-health-tracking-poll-early-april-2020/
April 2nd. 'The latest KFF Health Tracking poll, conducted March 25th โ€“ 30th, finds seven in ten Americans (72%) saying their lives have been disrupted โ€œa lotโ€ or โ€œsomeโ€ by the coronavirus outbreak. This is a 32 percentage point increase in the share reporting disruption in the KFF Coronavirus Poll conducted just two weeks prior. Partisan differences on this question found in the earlier poll have largely been erased, and in the current poll, large majorities of Republicans (70%), independents (72%), and Democrats (76%) say their lives have been disrupted.'



Virus Labour: how COVID-19 is f***ing with our heads

๐Ÿ”—http://charlottecooper.net/downloads/therapy/cooper_c19viruslabour200320.pdf
A psychotherapist and sociologist discusses people's experiences of the pandemic and the types of negative emotion it can cause.

Flatten the mental health crisis curve

๐Ÿ”—https://twitter.com/AdamAndreassen/status/1246828099972608000
We put together this animation @BurrellCenter this week to illustrate the mental health crisis curve we must also flatten! #prevention #access2care

Mental Health in the Age of the Coronavirus- The struggle between fear and comfort.

๐Ÿ”—https://www.nytimes.com/2020/04/02/opinion/mental-health-coronavirus.html
New York Times. Paywalled.

The Coronavirus Could Cause a Social Recession

๐Ÿ”—https://www.theatlantic.com/ideas/archive/2020/03/america-faces-social-recession/608548/
March 22: the Atlantic. Discusses the risk of a 'social recession' and loneliness epidemic caused by the restricted social contact under lockdown.

Impact on healthcare workers


Article: health care workersโ€™ mental health

๐Ÿ”—https://www.statnews.com/2020/04/03/the-covid-19-crisis-too-few-are-talking-about-health-care-workers-mental-health/
Stat, April 3. The COVID-19 crisis too few are talking about: health care workersโ€™ mental health

Treating Coronavirus takes serious toll on health-care workersโ€™ mental health, study finds

๐Ÿ”—https://www.inquirer.com/health/coronavirus/coronavirus-covid19-mental-health-doctors-20200327.html
The Philadelphia Inquirer, March 27. Treating Coronavirus takes serious toll on health-care workersโ€™ mental health, study finds.


Doctors and nurses are risking their mental health for usย 

๐Ÿ”—https://www.vox.com/future-perfect/2020/3/26/21193122/coronavirus-mental-health-doctors-nurses-covid-19?utm_campaign=vox&utm_content=entry&utm_medium=social&utm_source=twitter
Vox, March 26. Health care workers are scared they'll infect their family or friends and feel stigmatized because they're known to be in close contact with sick patients.

Remote work


Article: why you should ignore all that Coronavirus-inspired productivity pressure

๐Ÿ”—https://www.chronicle.com/article/Why-You-Should-Ignore-All-That/248366/
Chronicle of Higher Education, March 27. A scholar who has experienced disasters gives advice for academics on how to adapt.

Why we are so tired after a video call

๐Ÿ”—https://twitter.com/gpetriglieri/status/1246221849018720256
A therapist's take on why video-calls are tiring


Around the world


Coronavirus Patients dance at makeshift Wuhan hospital.

๐Ÿ‡จ๐Ÿ‡ณ๐Ÿ“บhttps://youtu.be/Y3MgBZ4ORvQ
Coronavirus Patients dance at makeshift Wuhan hospital.

Iranโ€™s Coronavirus nurses, doctors keep patients upbeat by dancing.

๐Ÿ‡ฎ๐Ÿ‡ท๐Ÿ”—https://www.middleeastmonitor.com/20200303-irans-coronavirus-nurses-doctors-keep-patients-upbeat-by-dancing/
Iranโ€™s Coronavirus nurses, doctors keep patients upbeat by dancing.

Positive and Good News


Coronavirus GOOD NEWS! Whatsapp chat

๐Ÿ”— https://chat.whatsapp.com/Hs1WwgUVzI73BKziLFttEiย 

Things to brighten your day!

๐Ÿ”—https://www.instagram.com/tanksgoodnews/