25 Online Resources to Help You Survive the “New Normal”

If stress, fear, sadness, and anxiety have become the dominant emotions in your life — you are not the only one. The COVID-19 pandemic, the peaceful-turned-violent protests, and everything in between is affecting our mental health, sleep patterns, social skills, and several other aspects in our lives.

Right now, almost everyone needs help.

If you’re scared, freaking out, or barely keeping it together, the following resources may help you create a solid plan to support yourself moving forward.

If you’re feeling stressed or anxious

If you need help calming yourself down due to stress and anxiety, these resources may help you:

If you’re lonely

Chronic loneliness can have a negative impact on your mental health. Unfortunately, loneliness can be inevitable while self-isolating or under quarantine.

Learn more about loneliness and what you can do about it with the help of these articles:

If you’re panicking

If a surge of fear is overwhelming you, these resources might help:

If you’re depressed

Long periods of self-isolation and being cooped at home can cause depression. If you’re already battling depression, stay-at-home orders might make it worse.

The following might help lift your spirits:

If you’re having difficulty falling asleep

Sleep plays a significant role in strengthening your immune system, but getting quality sleep can be challenging with COVID-19 on your mind.

If you’re unmotivated to exercise

Since exercise supports immune function and releases the happiness-boosting chemical called endorphins, we all need to get moving.

Reading these expertly-written guides may help spark your interest in working out:

If your existing mental health conditions are flaring up

Worrying about the pandemic and being stuck at home with your thoughts might activate PTSD, OCD, anxiety, and other serious conditions.

These resources may offer you some relief:

Keep these helpful resources on hand, refer to them as much as you need, and give yourself permission to prioritize yourself during this challenging time. Remember, your mental health matters just as much as your physical health does.