Feeling overwhelmed? We’ve compiled the following list of apps and crisis resources to help you find peace and support anytime, anywhere.
- Therapeutic Assistance Online (TAO), a comprehensive service Furman provides to its students.
- Sharpen College App, evidence-based resources to help college students cope with anxiety, depression and other mental health challenges during the pandemic.
- Liberate, for mindfulness practice; developed by and for people of color.
- Mindshift, for managing anxiety.
- Headspace, for mindfulness and relaxation.
- Calm, for meditation and relaxation.
- Breathe2Relax, for breathing exercises to calm the stress response.
- ReliefLink, for help with coping during crisis. Includes safety plan creation and location of nearby hospitals.
- Recovery Record, an app to support eating disorder recovery.
- Recovery Warriors, an app to support eating disorder recovery.
National Mental Health Helplines and Crisis Resources
- The Suicide Prevention Lifeline is available 24 hours a day, 7 days a week. Call toll-free at 1.800.273.8255.
- The National Domestic Violence Hotline is available 24 hours a day, 7 days a week. You can call 1-800-799-SAFE (7233), or chat live via text.
- Anyone can text with a trained counselor 24-7 at the Crisis Text Line, by texting “HOME” to 741741.
- For teens and young adults, The Jed Foundation offers a specialized texting support service through the Crisis Text Line. Text “START” to 741741.
- The Jed Foundation has launched a new project, Love is Louder, which promotes health and connection in a time of social distancing. This site has so many resources, including an Instagram, links to concerts, suggestions for staying active, etc.
- For students of color, The Steve Fund offers a specialized texting support service through the Crisis Text Line. Text “STEVE” to 741741.
- For students with eating-related concerns, the National Eating Disorders Association offers a specialized texting support service through the Crisis Text Line. Text “NEDA” to 741741. NEDA also offers a Helpline (800-931-2237), available Monday-Thursday, 9 a.m. – 9 p.m. ET, and Friday, 9 a.m. – 5 p.m. ET.
- For LGBTQ students, the TREVOR Project offers a Lifeline (1-866-488-7386), a texting option (text “Start” to 678678), and a chat option (accessible by computer, at thetrevorproject.org/get-help-now/). All options are available 24-7.
- For free, online peer-to-peer support, visit 18 Percent.