Resources For Support During Challenging Times
The Stanford Faculty Staff Help Center continues to offer its range of services during the current university health protocol, via secure and confidential Zoom connection.
Resources on Anti-Racism, and Opportunities for Creating Positive Change
Stanford Cardinal at Work Resources for You - get involved, learn more, take actions.
Stanford Cardinal at Work Tools for Managers - for having work group discussions
Stanford Black Staff Alliance - community events and connection
Black Lives Matter Resources - curated for education, activism, and self-care
IDEAL - Inclusion, Diversity, Equity, and Access in a Learning Environment
Staff Groups -- Diversity and Access Office providing all staff members with opportunities for professional, educational and social support.
Stress and Anxiety Relief
For Healthcare Providers --
- CDC on Managing Stress and Relief for Health Care Workers
- Healthcare Workers - free access to Talkspace
- Healthcare Workers - free access to Headspace Plus
- Healthcare Workers, MedPage Today resource on Staying Sane and Current On COVID-19
- First Responders, doctors, nurses, hospital staff, grocery clerks, mail carriers and delivery people on the front line -- two sources for dedicated low-cost individual and family therapy: Thrive Family Therapy and Resources for Emergency Responders.
For the Entire Stanford Community --
- Dr. David Spiegel, MD, Director, Stanford Center on Stress and Health, on Tips For Those Feeling Anxious About The Corona Virus
- Rosan Gomperts, Director, Stanford Faculty Staff Help Center, on Tips For Coping With Anxiety In The Face of COVID-19
- David Kessler (Interview), That Discomfort You’re Feeling is Grief
- Crisis 24/7 California Warm-Line
- For physical stress relief and well being: Stanford Virtual Recreation and Wellness
- BeWell Coronavirus Guide to Self-Care
- CDC on Managing Anxiety and Stress During a Pandemic
- Mindful.org on Coping with Zoom Exhaustion
- Headspace Plus Offered to Those Who are Unemployed
- How to find a telehealth therapist during sheltering in place.
Caregivers Stress Relief
- Roland Hsu, Counselor, Stanford Faculty Staff Help Center, on Tips for Caregivers
- Avenidas - Avenidas Without Walls
- Family Caregivers Alliance - Resources and Articles for Caregivers during Covid-19
- Science based insights for a meaningful life (free sign-up): Greater Good: The Science of a Meaningful Life
- Local community Support and Volunteering
- Thoughts on reframing from Loneliness to Caring Connection
- Meditations -- For Uncertain Times, from the New York Times
- Shelter-in-PEACE -- weekly guided meditation brought to you by Stanford's Tia Rich and Contemplation By Design.
- Headspace mindfulness app. Stanford Health Improvement program offers reduced rate access. Enter “headspace” in the search bar
- Insight Timer - free app with thousands of guided meditations. Use its search function according to your particular focus ie; anxiety; sleep, etc
- 10% Happier - free 3-month subscription via 10% Happier and Stanford Contemplation by Design!
- Awareness and Relaxation Training - Mindfulness Based Stress Reduction program with Robert Stahl with classes and training
- Self Compassion - guided meditation with Kristin Neff with self-paced exercises
- Mindful Self Compasion - guided meditation-based self-compassion with Christopher Germer with self-paced exercises
- Stanford Health Library - audio mindfulness, with brief and full-length meditations, free, open to the public, English / Spanish editions.
Families and Children
- Stanford Worklife COVID-19 Resources
LGTBQ Community Support
- LGTBQ Senior Community Support (Avenidas)
- The Trevor Project - call the TrevorLifeline at 1-866-488-7386, chat online, or send a text to 678-678. Additional tips on how to cope with stress and anxiety during the outbreak
- LGBT National Help Center - call the national hotline at 888-843-4564, the youth talkline at 800-246-7743 or the senior hotline at 888-234-7243. Also chat online via their homepage
- If you are experiencing a crisis, call 9-1-1.
Additional Support Help Lines:
- National Alliance on Mental Illness (NAMI) Santa Clara - connect with the emotional support or “warm line” at 1-408-453-0400, option 1. Also a guide on what to do here
- Crisis Support Services of Alameda County - call the 24-hour crisis line at 1-800-309-2131. The organization is also taking applications for call center volunteers
- San Francisco Suicide Prevention - call the crisis hotline at 415-781-0500 or text 'MYLIFE' to 741-741
- Contra Costa Crisis Center - area residents can call 211 or 800-833-2900. Also text 'HOPE' to 20121
- The National Suicide Prevention Lifeline - call 1-800-273-8255 or chat online with a counselor. Also explore ways to care for your emotional well-being