Integrative Wellbeing Services has created a resource hub to assist students in tending to their wellbeing. Living in the midst of a global pandemic impacts mental health in a multitude of ways ranging from allostatic load, difficulty falling or staying asleep, dealing with grief and the loss of important social rituals.
The ChooseWell COVID-19 project is organized around IWS’ eight pathways to wellbeing (recognizing that there are many) that include self-compassion, rest, mindfulness, gratitude, meaning, community, connection and growth. These articles, practices, podcasts and other materials were culled by staff therapists to assist the community and are not intended to replace treatment by a mental health professional. In addition, IWS does not specifically endorse any of the articles and practices included and offers them solely as an invitation for the community to access a diverse array of supportive informational resources.
We wholeheartedly invite you to explore and benefit from and share the resources here. The site will continue to grow so check back often and explore what speaks to you and will support you.
- Six Daily Questions to Ask Yourself While in Quarantine
- What’s Missing When We Talk about Self-Care
- Spirit Medicine: Healing with Our Ancestors
- Everything is Awful and I’m Not Okay: Questions to Ask
- How Listening to Music Can Have Psychological Benefits
- You’re Not Lazy: Self-Isolation is Utterly Exhausting
- Self-Care Tips for Asian-Americans Dealing with Racism Amid Coronavirus
- Eating Disorder Recovery Advice in the Time of Coronavirus
- 14 Simple Tips That Will Make a Big Difference during the Coronavirus
- 4 Things to Do For Your Mental Health Everyday
- Coping with COVID-19 Related Stress as a Student
- Sleep Guidelines and Help during the COVID-19 Pandemic
- How to Keep Coronavirus Worries From Disrupting Your Sleep
- Why You Should Ignore All that Coronavirus Inspired Productivity
- Articles on How To sleep Better, Insomnia, Snoring & Sleep Disorders by Dr. Michael Breus
- Get Sleepy: An excellent podcast series that presents a variety of short stories with relaxing musical backgrounds that promote relaxation and sleep. They typically start out with a brief relaxation exercise and the stories typically run about 30 minutes or so. This can be accessed on Spotify.com as well.
- Nothing Much Happens: A podcast series that features stories read by the author, Kathryn Nicolai, in a soothing, almost hypnotic voice which induces sleep. Also available on Spotify.com.
Apps like Insight Timer, Calm, and Headspace have numerous free resources including sleepcasts, meditations, or calming music to help you wind down and rest.
- College Cares - A Gratitude Project Honoring Essential Workers
- Giving Thanks Can Make You Happier
- 28 Benefits of Gratitude and Most Significant Research Findings
- How Gratitude Changes You and Your Brain
- The Neuroscience of Gratitude and How it Affects Grief and Anxiety
- How Gratitude Can Affect Your Physical and Psychological Wellbeing
- If You Feel Thankful, Write It Down. It’s Good for Your Health
- Sawubona Practice
- Is a Happy Life Different from a Meaningful Life?
- A Happy Life May Not Be a Meaningful Life
- Four Pillars for a Meaningful Life
- How Taking Photos Can Help You Find Meaning in Your Life
- The Happiness Lab (Podcast) You might think you know what it takes to lead a happier life… more money, a better job, or Instagram-worthy vacations. You’re dead wrong. Yale professor Dr. Laurie Santos has studied the science of happiness and found that many of us do the exact opposite of what will truly make our lives better. Based on the psychology course she teaches at Yale—the most popular class in the university’s 300-year history—Laurie will take you through the latest scientific research and share some surprising and inspiring stories that will change the way you think about happiness.
- On Coronavirus Lockdown? Look for Meaning Not Happiness
- Care in the Time of Coronavirus (Asian American Feminist Collective)
- 5 Anti-Racist Actions for White People to Take During COVID-19 (SURJ)
- Latinx Therapy Podcast
- Youtube (Race, Health, & COVID-19)
- A Global Wellness Movement for Womxn of Color
- Self-Love in the Time of Coronavirus
- Therapy for Black Girls (Podcast)
Association for Applied Sport Psychology COVID-19 Resources
Alliance of Social Workers in Sports Covid-19 Resources
How Student Athletes Can Cope with the Consequences of the Coronavirus Pandemic
Unfinished Business: 5 Insights When Your Athletic Season is Sidelined by a Pandemic
The Rebound Lifestyle, Mid-pandemic
Unit3d: A podcast where sport psychologists and mental health professionals team up to hold conversations for student athletes on mental health. Many of us share common concerns, these discussions are a reminder that we are not alone, but unit3d in this world together. Welcome to the Hilinski’s hope, mind, spirit, and performance playbook. If you have any questions or topics you would like for us to discuss, please email us at [email protected] Unit3d is hosted by Dr. Josie Nicholson, licensed psychologist and sport psychologist for the Ole Miss Rebels.