Need help with Body Kindness during COVID-19? These resources may support you, organized by key body kindness focus areas and then additional needs.
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Accessing Mental Health and Eating Support (reduced rates or free)
COVID-19 Resources from National Eating Disorder Association (NEDA)
@COVID19eatingsupport – Free HAES meal support FREE on Instagram. (they aim to go LIVE every hour… these are my people)
Other Mental Health
SAMHSA’s National Helpline – free, confidential, 24/7, 365-day-a-year treatment referral and information service (in English and Spanish) for individuals and families facing mental and/or substance use disorders.
Find Support Groups – Mental Health America
Help for Mental Illnesses – National Institute of Mental Health
BetterHelp.com – Mental health therapy plans start at $40/week and scholarships are available
Body Kindness Self-Care Practices
Resilience Practices for Anxiety and Body Shame During COVID-19 with Nicola Haggett – Body Kindness Podcast 144
Understanding How Trauma Impacts Eating Can Help Us Cope With The Covid-19 Crisis by Lucy Aphramor – article on eating and trauma related to COVID-19.
Vitality Practice with Beth – Online Fitness – Online body positive classes you can do anytime, anywhere. One month free!
Shiva Rae (global yoga and meditation leader and Rebecca’s virtual yoga teacher) is offering $10 yoga and meditation classes and a pack of 4 for $33
BodyLove Project Podcast episode 62 – Jessi Hagerty is a Registered Dietitian Nutritionist who specializes in Healthy At Every Size. In this episode of her podcast, Jessi and guest speaker Lauren Minear (a licensed psychotherapist) promote yoga to cope with stress and anxiety in a body positive way.
Dances with Fat – Ragen Chastain was featured on Body Kindness episode 71 . She is a body positive activist, Guinness World Record athlete, and National dance champion. In her blog, she advocates for health and movement at every size.
Downdog Yoga – free until May 1st! – Downdog Yoga provides free yoga, HIIT, and barre workouts that you can easily do from home. To help people stay active during quarantine, it’s free until May 1st (free for students and teachers until July 1st)!
Anxiety and Mindful Sleep – Having trouble sleeping? CMSC’s guidance on ways to get more sleep may come in handy when dealing with insomnia due to anxiety.
Sleep Guidelines During the COVID-19 Pandemic – Sleep Foundation
Advice for sleeping well during the COVID-19 outbreak – UChicago Medicine
Ask an Expert: How do you get sleep in the midst of a pandemic? – Vanderbilt University
Fun and Entertainment
Agar Art – This art project uses science to create beautiful works of art.
Free Coloring Books! I love a good coloring book. This article has links to several free coloring books. I’ve printed off a few of them myself.
Virtual Museum Tours – Museums are currently closed. If you feel like you want to get out of the house without actually leaving your living room check out these free online museum tours.
Free crochet patterns – Make adorable animals, food, and decorations out of yarn. I’m not good at it yet but am slowly learning how to read patterns and crochet something other than a straight line.
Go the library… from home – Access your local library from home with your library card. Many libraries provide books, comics, TV shows, and movies via Overdrive.
Stress and Anxiety
Eight Acts of Goodness Amid the COVID-19 Outbreak – Greater Good Science Center
Self Compassion and COVID-19 – this article from Center for Mindful Self-Compassion gives a few of examples of how to mold your thoughts around COVID-19 by using compassion and mindfulness.
19 Ways to Support Your Mental Health During COVID-19 – Psychology Today
COVID-19 and Pandemic Anxiety – Psychology Today
Resources to Cope with COVID-19 – American Psychiatry Association
Coping Skills for the Coronavirus – Janine Halloran’s Calm & Connected podcast
Supporting Teenagers and Young Adults During the Coronavirus Crisis – Child Mind Institute
Wide Open School – free education resources
Coronavirus 2019: What LGBTQ+ People Need to Know – National LGBT Cancer Network
The Coronavirus (COVID-19) Guide – National Center for Transgender Equality
Covid-19 LGBTQ Community Resources & Support – San Diego LGBT Pride
LGBTQ Funding Resources in the COVID-19 Response – Funders for LGBTQ Issues
The LGBTQ Community and COVID-19 – Human Rights Campaign
Prepare for COVID-19: Tips and Resources for LGBT Elders and Those Living With HIV – National Resource Center on LGBT Aging
NGLCC Resources & Economic Support During COVID-19 – National LGBT Chamber of Commerce
COVID-19 Resources – GLAD