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May 27, 2021

Your Health & Wellness During COVID-19

Your Health & Wellness During COVID-19

With the COVID-19 outbreak affecting all aspects of life, you may be feeling all kinds of new pressures—anxiety about the disease, or wanting to know how to care for yourself or family members. You may be adjusting to working from home or fear losing a job—or you may have lost your job.

We're here to help you navigate—answering your questions and providing health tips. In these uncertain times, we're here for you.

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Mental Health & Wellness

COVID-19 is impacting us all, even if we have not personally contracted the virus. Personal distancing, concern for friends and family, and experiencing scarcity of essential resources can take a toll on our mental health.

Mental Health & Wellness Resources

  • Tips for patients and families (PDF): IU Health provides several practical ways you and your family can manage COVID-19 anxiety and stress.
  • Be Well Indiana: Find information and resources compiled by the Indiana Division of Mental Health and Addiction designed to help Hoosiers stay connected and maintain their well-being.
  • Disaster Distress Hotline: SAMSHA’s Disaster Distress Hotline provides around-the-clock crisis counseling and support to people experiencing emotional distress related to disasters. Call 1.800.985.5990 or text TalkWithUs to 66746 to connect with a trained crisis counselor.
  • Healing Health: A webpage dedicated to COVID-19 is available with resources and mini-meditations for you to use or share with anyone who needs it.
  • National Domestic Violence Hotline: Staying Safe During COVID-19: Avoiding public spaces and working remotely can help to reduce the spread of COVID-19, but for many survivors, staying home may not be the safest option. This resource provides guidance for survivors that may make this uncertain time feel a little bit safer.

Mental Health Apps

IU Health offers this list of mobile apps to help you find new ways to cope with the stress and anxiety caused by the coronavirus. Learn more or download an app below.

All of these apps are based on evidence-based principles of cognitive behavioral therapy, and they all have studies suggesting efficacy. These apps are not a substitute for medical care from a licensed professional.

  • MindShift: MindShift is an app created to provide tools and information to young adults experiencing anxiety. It contains educational information about common sources and symptoms of worry, anxiety and panic, and has a checklist for users to complete to help determine the types of anxiety they most commonly face.
  • CBT-i: The app will guide you through the process of learning about sleep, developing positive sleep routines, and improving your sleep environment. It provides a structured program that teaches strategies proven to improve sleep and help alleviate symptoms of insomnia.
  • Breathe 2 Relax: Breathe2Relax is an app for all mobile devices that teaches a skill called “diaphragmatic breathing” to help users feel more relaxed. Diaphragmatic breathing, also known as “belly breathing,” is a common relaxation skill utilized in a variety of treatments for anxiety and PTSD.
  • Moodfit: This app is meant to help you get into mental shape. There’s a questionnaire that will help you determine the severity of the symptoms, as well as many articles and audio files.
  • MoodTools: MoodTools is an app for all mobile devices that was created to help users manage common symptoms of depression.
  • SuperBetter: SuperBetter builds resilience - the ability to stay strong, motivated and optimistic even in the face of change and difficult challenges. Playing SuperBetter unlocks heroic potential to overcome tough situations and achieve goals that matter most.

Financial Stress

  • IU Health Connect: Find resources for free or reduced cost services in your area, like medical care, food, job training and more. You can search anonymously for help. Just type in your zip code to see programs in your area.
  • Consumer Financial Protection Bureau COVID-19 Resources: There are many steps you can take for yourself or a loved one, and the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau provides a lot of resources. Find information if you’re having trouble paying bills or if you’ve experienced loss of income.

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