Below are resources to help children, teens and adults during these difficult times. This information has been sourced from professional organizations – CDC, WHO, American Red Cross and the Ohio Department of Health, along with thought leaders in the wellness field – who provide the most up-to-date, relevant information.
As we face this pandemic, stress is common, regardless of age. It is imperative to know what stress looks like and how to cope with it. In order to take care of others, it is important to take care of yourself. It is also important to talk to your younger children about coronavirus. The video below can prompt some good discussions. Lastly, remaining active is important for your overall health. It is essential when at home that families take time to exercise, play outside or engage in some type of physical activity, including mindfulness. This can be enjoyable for the family, and will also help alleviate stress.
It is also important for wellness that you give yourself a break from the constant flow of information on social media and the news as both can increase anxiety. Making a daily schedule, or setting daily goals will be helpful in making your new routine a little easier to manage. We will continue to update this page with helpful resources so we can provide our community with a variety of resources to help navigate this unfamiliar territory.

Mindfulness Apps

Designed to help you train your mind and body for a healthier, happier life and get the most out of your day, Headspace can be used anywhere. The free version of the app includes meditations and exercises led by Headspace co-founder Andy Puddicombe that will teach you the essentials of meditation and mindfulness.
Described by a user as "a truly life-changing app," Calm is the perfect meditation app for beginners (there's a seven-day beginner's program to get you started) but also includes programs for more advanced users.
If you're after a personalized meditation experience, Aura could be the app for you. Described as a "new kind of mindfulness app," Aura learns about you by asking questions. You then receive a daily three-minute mindfulness meditation based on your answers.
Another app offering a personalized meditation and mindfulness experience is Stop, Breathe & Think. According to Cosmopolitan, this app has "stand out" customization tools that deliver meditations based on your current emotions and feelings.
Described by the Independent as "a social network for meditators," Insight Timer lets you share and discuss your mindfulness experience with like-minded people around the globe. Community groups include Beginners, Transcendental Meditation and much more, plus there's a packed library of guided meditations led by the world's top mindfulness experts and meditation teachers.

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