Tools for Combating the Effects of Social Isolation, Anxiety and Depression during COVID-19
Submitted by Michael Cruse on March 24, 2020 - 2:29pm
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Hello, Everyone -
I hope folks are taking time to manage the stress and anxiety that has come with the last couple of weeks. The impact of the COVID-19 pandemic is changing all of our lives, learners and educators alike. In the transition to even greater amounts of time spent engaging online, symptoms of isolation and depression are not uncommon.
I'm hoping that we can share some resources here that are available to help those of us in the LINCS community who are feeling an impact on our mental health. Wobeot is one example. Woebot is an app that uses principles of Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT). CBT is an evidence based and widely used therapeutic approach used by psychologists around the world. Wobeot's mission is to make "the best psychological tools radically accessible to those who need them." Wobeot is currently free to access on any app-based platform. For more information on CBT and Wobeot, check out their website's FAQ section.
I hope those who need this support will find it and other freely accessible resources to get through this difficult time. If you have other suggestions for virtual resources to help with mental health, please share them here.
Disabilities and Equitable Outcomes Moderator