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Managing Your Mental Health During COVID-19

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Never in the history of humanity have so many people been feeling intense anxiety related to COVID-19 and the world it will leave in its wake.

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r/CoronavirusRelief • post
3 points • positivesource
Mind Control: Managing Your Mental Health During COVID-19 | A free course
r/mentalillness • post
1 points • NetScr1be
Free course in mental health management
r/BipolarReddit • comment
3 points • PunkRockMaestro

Check out this course

Mind Control: Managing Your Mental Health During COVID-19

https://www.coursera.org/learn/manage-health-covid-19?action=enroll&authMode=signup

Made by a professor at the University of Toronto

For me, I put on podcasts or audiobooks on light topics like the brain or history and work out by doing air squats, push ups, off my knees if im tired, so, it's kind of like going some place mentally, and getting a light workout. Sometimes the best are dynamic stretches, like the cat stretch or side stretches back and forth, whatever feels good do it.

r/exjw • comment
1 points • Sigh_2_Sigh

You'll have the most success if you tackle issue of coping mechanisms and work on developing useful strategies to replace the destructive strategies. If you can't get access to a competent therapist, see what you can find online. Google 'coping strategies for anxiety', 'mindfulness meditation', 'cognitive behavioral therapy', etc. The following link is covid related, but the principles apply to any issue really.

https://www.coursera.org/learn/manage-health-covid-19

r/thebachelor • comment
1 points • justhangingout111

I posted about this in another comment. Here's a free course on managing mental health during covid. It talks about how to calm down physical symptoms. I'm halfway through and finding it incredibly helpful: https://www.coursera.org/learn/manage-health-covid-19

r/thebachelor • comment
1 points • justhangingout111

How are you feeling emotionally? I started this online course about managing mental health during covid. It talks about your sleep getting messed up as a symptom, and how to deal with it. I highly recommend! There's 4 modules with about 4 hours of content, in digestible 10 to 15 minute chunks. Here's the link: https://www.coursera.org/learn/manage-health-covid-19

r/Random_Acts_Of_Amazon • comment
1 points • shirleex

Hello friends, I know that the pandemic and the changes that have occurred as a result of it may be stressful and overwhelming. I just found out that one of my professors is offering a free course on Coursera on managing mental health in relation to the COVID19 outbreak. Signing up is completely free (no credit cards required), and you get access to everything as soon as you enroll. I hope this may be of help to some of your or others you may know (:

^(just a little disclaimer that I am in no way associated with Coursera or the prof but I thought that this may be of help to some. Prof. Joordens' rambling tend to be very chill and fun so it's not super intensive or anything. I hope this helps.)

r/india • comment
1 points • BawasirBoy

There is a free course on Coursera regarding managing mental health. I would suggest people taking it.

Here's the link: https://www.coursera.org/learn/manage-health-covid-19

r/yorku • post
1 points • yk_mr
Dear students, please take care of your mental health! Here's a free, online resource!

Came across this course on Coursera! Mind Control: Managing your Mental Health during Covid19

Syllabus includes:

1.2 Understanding the Anxiety Response

1.3 The Necessity of Strategies to Manage Anxiety

1.4 Achieving Relaxation: A Skill We All Need to Learn Now

2.1 Why Watching the News is Addicting and How to Manage Your Consumption

2.2 The Critical Art of Mental Distraction to Crowd Out Stressors

2.3 How We Think About Physical Distancing and Explaining it to Our Children

3.1 The Effects of Isolation 3.2 Some Strategies to Make Isolation More Tolerable

3.3 The Importance of Social Connection in a Physical Distancing World

4.1 The Need to Guard Against Depression: The Importance of Control

4.2 Bring it Together: Practice Makes Proficient 4.3 Invitation to Suggest Additional Videos

r/bipolar • comment
1 points • PunkRockMaestro

Mind Control: Managing Your Mental Health During COVID-19

https://www.coursera.org/learn/manage-health-covid-19

r/bipolar • comment
1 points • PunkRockMaestro

I feel you, it totally destabilized me, I flipped out and quit my job, my normal coping skills stopped working. But I just dumped all that and went back to basics. Mindfulness, sleep, one day at a time. I am now scooping cat poo, I'm now raking the lawn, etc etc.

I can't give better advice than posting this link to a course that was designed for you at this moment

https://www.coursera.org/learn/manage-health-covid-19

<3

r/bipolar • comment
1 points • PunkRockMaestro

Check out this course

https://www.coursera.org/learn/manage-health-covid-19

You might learn some new stuff that specifically will help you with this new challenge. Even just the act of studying something, no matter what you learn, has helped me get through some stuff in the past. Like "Oh man, I'm fucked up, I gotta study some stuff" and just plow though evolutionary psychology and learned nothing to help me with my problem per se, but was a good exercise to distance myself, and actually, my brain used the info to make up new solutions. So that's my coping skill.

There's lots of positive going on right, there are lots of people at home looking for someone to connect with, and just on anything, just human contact and normalizing stuff like talking about the weather, anything but covid, just chilling, is good. Make your brain feel like you are loved and cared about by your fellow human creatures.. because you are! <3

r/toronto • comment
1 points • evilqueenoftherealm

There is a new free class through Coursera that starts today on Managing Mental Health during Covid-19: https://www.coursera.org/learn/manage-health-covid-19? - by a UofT professor.

r/bipolar • comment
2 points • PunkRockMaestro

I think the wisest thing I've read from a scientist is that you should accept it's ok to feel anxiety and feel jacked up at this time. Everyone is acting weird, all of your routines are messed up.

Interpersonal and social rhythm therapy - Wikipedia

See it's proof our circadian needs to be regulated with our social rhythmss our daily rhythms, and those are gone! So we should expect this a little bit, and there are ways

Mental Health and the COVID-19 Pandemic

Mind Control: Managing Your Mental Health During COVID-19

See there is some good advice, it's all about normalizing things for the sensors in our brains, just wake up at the same time, work out, socialize, eat the same time, and you will trick your brain that something right is happening. And that's the best I have <3

r/UTSC • comment
1 points • chicken_potato1
r/bipolar • post
1 points • PunkRockMaestro
Managing Your Mental Health During COVID-19: Free Online Course

https://www.coursera.org/learn/manage-health-covid-19

r/bipolar • comment
1 points • PunkRockMaestro

Coping Techniques

Mind Control: Managing Your Mental Health During COVID-19

https://www.coursera.org/learn/manage-health-covid-19

Advice

eBooks and Resources on Bipolar, Anxiety, Depression and Mindfulness, etc - updated : bipolar

You want personal advice from PunkRock? Forget everything else and go to the sleep section and do all of that until it is lit af and then get into ACT and Jim Phelps

r/bipolar • comment
2 points • PunkRockMaestro

I have had some success by setting the expectation that it's going to be impossible for me to do this without some shakiness, that I have to tolerate way more racing thoughts or distraction and poor performance because you literally don't have control over that, because even if you could put your shit together, everyone else is acting all fucked up everywhere you go. So, healthiest thing I'm telling myself is bro, you're going to work on these documents with shaky hands, for like 3-4 hours, and its going to feel weird.

Of course most of the time once the focus deepens, the shaky feeling goes away and i forget half of people are being stupid out there going negative on us with the pessimism and the self regard

https://www.camh.ca/en/health-info/mental-health-and-covid-19

Way better advice than I gave from there

More formalized advice that's way better than anything i could think up

https://www.coursera.org/learn/manage-health-covid-19?

It's science how we are jacked up rn

Interpersonal and social rhythm therapy - Wikipedia

r/Advice • comment
1 points • Arrow_of_my_Eye

https://www.cdc.gov/coronavirus/2019-ncov/daily-life-coping/managing-stress-anxiety.html

https://www.coursera.org/learn/manage-health-covid-19

Someone did an AMA on an email-based course regarding mental health and COVID.

Encourage her to get into a routine. It will help with her sleep, but it may also provide some comfort and stability. I'm a childcare worker and we always say that 'kids crave routine', but it's not actually something we grow out of.

It sucks that you are feeling this way, and it sucks that your mom is feeling this way. I wish the best of health and luck to your family.

r/bipolar • comment
1 points • PunkRockMaestro

Yes many people have said the exact same thing. Were stable, pandemic triggered an episode. It's how the disorder works, it's a pathological entrainment of biological rhythms, so not just the rhythm of the sun and your moods, but also your social life triggers all of these releases, and the disease is that these states get stuck on and exaggerated. Take a look at

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Interpersonal_and_social_rhythm_therapy

So pretty much the virus is triggered all of that stuff for everyone, so an episode is pretty much guaranteed. It's the first thing I thought when I really grasped wtf is going on, my bp friends out there are going to trip balls...

Mind Control: Managing Your Mental Health During COVID-19https://www.coursera.org/learn/manage-health-covid-19?

eBooks and Resources on Bipolar, Anxiety, Depression and Mindfulness, etc - updated : bipolar

r/bipolar • comment
1 points • PunkRockMaestro

The most important thing you still have control of is your actions. So, go to bed, even if you aren't tired, and remain in pure black out for 7 hours, this will help stabilize you

second thing you can do is eat, socialize or go for a walk, do whatever routine you do play video games, all in a schedule, and prioritize regular meals, this will help stablize you!!!

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Interpersonal_and_social_rhythm_therapy

https://www.coursera.org/learn/manage-health-covid-19?

There are tons of things you can do

eBooks and Resources on Bipolar, Anxiety, Depression and Mindfulness, etc - updated : bipolar

r/bipolar • comment
1 points • PunkRockMaestro

Hello!

Ok first things first. At the very least, think about meds as your stabilization cocktail that will allow you to rewire your brain through good living and good habits like this

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Interpersonal_and_social_rhythm_therapy

That stuff is super hard to work on when you're not medicated right? And at least possible now right. Drugs like lamotrigine increase brain growth hormone, bdnf, and will help you rewire your brain, helping to make this retooling of your connectome more permanent. That's why you should LIKE taking meds, because they are going to help you rewire your connectome permanently. THEN, you can wean off some of them, maybe, take less, take new ones, get out of the chemical straightjacket. And be more Clark Kent than Tazmanian Devil. THATS why you stick with the drugs.

This brain rewiring stuff is serious. You can get in touch with your snapped and whacked out parts of yourself and heal them and talk to them and get them to get along. Then in the future you stand a chance. You're 21 your brain is still forming in huge ways, use the stabilization of meds, tolerate the side effects, as an INVESTMENT in a day when you aren't in a chemical straightjacket anymore, you're on more tolerable meds.

And it's not fair, at least you're alive, at least you have a chance. Sleep hygiene, sounds annoying right? It's the key to brain changing. If you just make your life about rewiring your brain, as I did for many years, you stand a chance. If I looked back 10 years ago and you told me I could do what I've done, it would be a joke, a huge joke. Don't give up.

Check out this course

Mind Control: Managing Your Mental Health During COVID-19https://www.coursera.org/learn/manage-health-covid-19?

eBooks and Resources on Bipolar, Anxiety, Depression and Mindfulness, etc - updated : bipolar

There are things you can do to lessen your distress of the thing. Maybe not fix the thing and make it go away, but lessen how much it bothers you. Like ACT for tinnitus, it doesn't make the ringing go away, but with practice, you can forget it is there.

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Acceptance_and_commitment_therapy

ACT works for psychosis too

Don't stop trying to rewire your brain and sleep good <3

r/bipolar • comment
1 points • PunkRockMaestro

I think the important thing to remember about bipolar is that it gets our moods jammed on, makes them stick with gas pedal with a brick on it. But it also involves inflammation and agitation because humans can't be jacked up that long without breakdown. You know how it feels when you've been angry, it's like drain fluid in your veins. So when you're jacked up, you're sick. And sick people get angrier easier and longer because it's a signal that you need help, and attention. So the cure is just to be healthier and less stressed out, it's not your fault. You shouldn't feel bad.

To check yourself in the moment, that's so hard when you're getting triggered by everything, evolved mechanisms self preservation mechanisms. Mindfulness meditation will help you notice the signs way before you get there, and be present to change direction, way before you get there

Mental Health and the COVID-19 Pandemic

Mind Control: Managing Your Mental Health During COVID-19

Mindfulness-Based Cognitive Therapy for Bipolar Disorder

Mindfulness For Bipolar Disorder

The Mindful Way Through Depression: Freeing Yourself From Chronic Unhappiness

Waking Up App (The best) If you can't get a free trial here or find a code, or you want to after and you can't afford it, write to [email protected] and ask for a free account due to finances and no questions asked. https://app.wakingup.com/login

r/bipolar • comment
1 points • PunkRockMaestro

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=fmhRTDKYpHc

https://www.coursera.org/learn/manage-health-covid-19?

Listen to some experts :)

My advice to you is learn how to do airsquats, do push ups off your knees forever, find something to do pullups off, and listen to podcasts, it sometimes is enough to trick your limbic brain they are there in the room with you. You can make your body feel like it has gone a long way better than pacing.

Skip around this video see how easy it can be, https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=oRkXa2HIhes

Get involved with some online communities, start scehduling regular meet ups, so it becomes a part of your ROUTINE which is what messed up our bipolar right, game it up

Interpersonal and social rhythm therapy - Wikipedia

Read some books by phds its like having a therapist lecture you on your problems

eBooks and Resources on Bipolar, Anxiety, Depression and Mindfulness, etc - updated : bipolar

r/bipolar • post
1 points • PunkRockMaestro
eBooks and Resources on Bipolar, Stabilization Routine, Anxiety, Depression and Mindfulness

Mind Control: Managing Your Mental Health During COVID-19 - https://www.coursera.org/learn/manage-health-covid-19?

Free to download, please share links with others who can't find the info or help they need right now.

These are all safe download links to ebooks, mostly epub files. libgen is a kind of altruistic all data should be free thing. There are no ads or malware. You can download them all with the GET link at the top of each page, or you can go to libgen and search them if you prefer pdf, you can find almost any mental health book there on your own.

To easily read epub files upload them to google play books app on your phone or desktop. At night you can turn your books to night mode and turn the brightness to zero to minimize blue light disrupting your sleep cycle.

Best of luck and infinite love.

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GENERAL BIPOLAR

The Bipolar Workbook

Bipolar, Not So Much https://psycheducation.org/(About the full spectrum from bp1 to unipolar depression, the conceptualization and mindset and various strategies, my favorite all round)

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Interpersonal_and_social_rhythm_therapy

Bipolar Survival Guide - Second Edition

Bipolar Disorder: A Guide For Patients and Families

The Dialectical Behavior Therapy Skills Workbook for Bipolar Disorder (dealing with distress, more)

Preventing Bipolar Relapse

Bipolar II Disorder Workbook

PBS Documentary - Ride the Tiger

SLEEP

Consider talking to your doctor about a sleep study.

CBT-IB: Cognitive Behavioral Therapy for Insomnia, Bipolar Version

Light Darkness and Mood - How you can control your moods with light, dark and sleep.

Sleep Hygiene - Sleep Soundly Every Night - epub -pdf

Say Good Night to Insomnia - The Six-Week, Drug-Free Program Developed At Harvard Medical School

Dark Therapy for Mania

Staying awake: the surprisingly effective way to treat depression

https://blueblockglasses.com/

MINDFULNESS

Mindfulness-Based Cognitive Therapy for Bipolar Disorder

Mindfulness For Bipolar Disorder

The Mindful Way Through Depression: Freeing Yourself From Chronic Unhappiness

Waking Up App (The best) If you can't get a free trial here or find a code, or you want to after and you can't afford it, write to [email protected] and ask for a free account due to finances and no questions asked. https://app.wakingup.com/login

COMMON STRUGGLES

The Body Keeps the Score: Brain, Mind, and Body in the Healing of Trauma (summary)

Acceptance and Commitment Therapy - A Liberated Mind

Overcoming Unwanted Intrusive Thoughts : a CBT-Based Guide to Getting Over Frightening, Obsessive, or Disturbing Thoughts

The Addiction Recovery Skills Workbook pdf

The Complete Family Guide to Addiction: Everything You Need to Know Now to Help Your Loved One and Yourself

(I've learned post acute withdrawal syndrome can peak many weeks into sobriety and trigger episodes and relapses. Expect and plan for this and you can get through it!)

Psychosis - Cognitive Therapy and Recovery

Complex PTSD: From Surviving to Thriving

General CBT - Mind Over Mood 2nd Edition

General DBT - The Dialectical Behavior Therapy Skills Workbook

The Grief Recovery Handbook: The Action Program for Moving Beyond Death, Divorce, and Other Losses including Health, Career, and Faith -pdf- We all have unresolved grief by the time we are diagnosed "Grief is the conflicting group of human emotions caused by an end to or change in a familiar pattern of behavior."

Rewire Your Anxious Brain

The Upward Spiral: Using Neuroscience to Reverse the Course of Depression, One Small Change at a Time - Workbook

The Adult ADHD Tool Kit: Using CBT to Facilitate Coping Inside and Out

Overcoming Sex Addiction

The Mindfulness Workbook for Teen Self-Harm: Skills to Help You Overcome Cutting and Self-Harming Behaviors, Thoughts, and Feelings pdf version

Anger Management for Everyone Ten Proven Strategies to Help You Control Anger and Live a Happier Life

The CBT Workbook for Perfectionism: Evidence-Based Skills to Help You Let Go of Self-Criticism, Build Self-Esteem, and Find Balance

CBT for Weight Loss - The Diet Trap Solution

ARTICLES

Effects of Marijuana on Bipolar Disorder June 2017 Note the author's name, article is clearly legit.

Don't Let Lithium Frighten You

(Why Mania (and your addiction to it) is Bad) - Misunderstanding Positive Emotion

Online Brain Training Can Help Bipolar Cognitive Deficits

https://www.brainhq.com

Cognitive Training for Neural System Dysfunction in Psychotic Disorders

Functional Remediation For Bipolar Disorder (Back to thriving)

Probiotics could help millions of patients suffering from bipolar disorder

Exercise for depression: Not the usual rap

Behavioural training reduces inflammation

The Science of How Our Minds and Our Bodies Converge in the Healing of Trauma

APPS

f.lux Blue light blocking for desktop

Twilight Blue light blocking for phone

Daylio Mood tracker to learn from and share with pdoc

Medisafe Pill Reminder & Medication Tracker

WEBSITES

Online CBT https://www.cimhs.com/ https://moodgym.com.au/

https://ibpf.org/ International Bipolar Foundation

https://www.dbsalliance.org/

Living Successfully with a Mood Disorder Online Course

http://bipolarnews.org/

https://www.bphope.com/

TEXTBOOKS

CBT for Bipolar 2nd edition - Basco

Treating bipolar disorder - A Clinician's Guide to Interpersonal and Social Rhythm therapy

DBT Skills Therapy 2nd Edition

The Bipolar Book: History, Neurobiology, and Treatment

Bipolar Disorder: An Evidence-Based Guide to Manic Depression

Chronotherapeutics for Affective Disorders

Family Focused Therapy for Bipolar

FOR LOVED ONES

Living With Someone Who's Living With Bipolar Disorder: A Practical Guide for Family, Friends, and Coworkers

I Am Not Sick I Don't Need Help! How to Help Someone with Mental Illness Accept Treatment

Loving Someone with Bipolar Disorder: Understanding and helping your partner

When Someone You Love Is Bipolar

The Bipolar Teen: What You Can Do to Help Your Child and Your Family

Crucial Conversations: Tools for Talking When Stakes Are High

(Avoiding the Backfire Effect) The Debunking Handbook

Article - 11 Ways to Support Someone During Mania

https://bipolarcaregivers.org/

MEMOIR

An Unquiet Mind

SUPPLEMENTARY

Inspiration / Motivation - Can’t Hurt Me: Master Your Mind and Defy the Odds - David Goggins

Summary: The Power of Habit ...in 30 Minutes Whole Book

Mindware: Tools for Smart Thinking One of the best books for becoming a smarter thinker, will help you negotiate life. see here

Mistakes Were Made (but Not by Me): Why We Justify Foolish Beliefs, Bad Decisions and Hurtful Acts

Smart Choices: A Practical Guide to Making Better Decisions Having lost confidence making mood-driven decisions we may need some help building confidence making new ones.The Upside of Your Dark Side: Why Being Your Whole Self--Not Just Your "Good" Self--Drives Success and Fulfillment

Good Reasons For Bad Feelings(Why mood and emotions evolved and how why they are disordered and why mental illness exists) Some bad feelings are good for our genes getting passed on, bad for us, some are disordered due to vulnerabilities, etc)

Evolutionary Psychology: A Graphic Guide A solid foundation for understanding people and yourself in a scientific way.

The Laws of Human Nature Help you figure out the world and yourself in a new and healthier way.

Organized Mind: Thinking Straight in the Age of Information Overload Use cognitive offloading to help you function with the struggles of cognitive deficits and meds.

NOTE

If you have extra money please consider buying a copy for yourself or someone else or an institution that could provide it to someone who can use it so we can support the businesses that make these works possible.

r/bipolar • post
1 points • PunkRockMaestro
message me for fun

I made this list that's what i'm looking for

Posted byu/PunkRockMaestro1 month ago📷

Mental Health and the COVID-19 Pandemic

Mind Control: Managing Your Mental Health During COVID-19

=============================================

GENERAL BIPOLAR

The Bipolar Workbook

Bipolar, Not So Much https://psycheducation.org/(About the full spectrum from bp1 to unipolar depression, the conceptualization and mindset and various strategies, my favorite all round)

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Interpersonal_and_social_rhythm_therapy

Kind Wise Practical Advice From Reddit User

Bipolar Survival Guide - Second Edition

Bipolar Disorder: A Guide For Patients and Families

The Dialectical Behavior Therapy Skills Workbook for Bipolar Disorder (dealing with distress, more)

Preventing Bipolar Relapse

Bipolar II Disorder Workbook

PBS Documentary - Ride the Tiger

SLEEP

Consider talking to your doctor about a sleep study.

CBT-IB: Cognitive Behavioral Therapy for Insomnia, Bipolar Version

Light Darkness and Mood - How you can control your moods with light, dark and sleep.

Sleep Hygiene - Sleep Soundly Every Night - epub -pdf

Say Good Night to Insomnia - The Six-Week, Drug-Free Program Developed At Harvard Medical School

Dark Therapy for Mania

Staying awake: the surprisingly effective way to treat depression

https://blueblockglasses.com/

MINDFULNESS

Mindfulness-Based Cognitive Therapy for Bipolar Disorder

Mindfulness For Bipolar Disorder

The Mindful Way Through Depression: Freeing Yourself From Chronic Unhappiness

Waking Up App (The best) If you can't get a free trial here or find a code, or you want to after and you can't afford it, write to [email protected] and ask for a free account due to finances and no questions asked. https://app.wakingup.com/login

COMMON STRUGGLES

The Body Keeps the Score: Brain, Mind, and Body in the Healing of Trauma (summary)

Acceptance and Commitment Therapy - A Liberated Mind

Overcoming Unwanted Intrusive Thoughts : a CBT-Based Guide to Getting Over Frightening, Obsessive, or Disturbing Thoughts

The Addiction Recovery Skills Workbook pdf

The Complete Family Guide to Addiction: Everything You Need to Know Now to Help Your Loved One and Yourself

(I've learned post acute withdrawal syndrome can peak many weeks into sobriety and trigger episodes and relapses. Expect and plan for this and you can get through it!)

Psychosis - Cognitive Therapy and Recovery

Complex PTSD: From Surviving to Thriving

General CBT - Mind Over Mood 2nd Edition

General DBT - The Dialectical Behavior Therapy Skills Workbook

The Grief Recovery Handbook: The Action Program for Moving Beyond Death, Divorce, and Other Losses including Health, Career, and Faith -pdf- We all have unresolved grief by the time we are diagnosed "Grief is the conflicting group of human emotions caused by an end to or change in a familiar pattern of behavior."

Rewire Your Anxious Brain

The Upward Spiral: Using Neuroscience to Reverse the Course of Depression, One Small Change at a Time - Workbook

The Adult ADHD Tool Kit: Using CBT to Facilitate Coping Inside and Out

Overcoming Sex Addiction

The Mindfulness Workbook for Teen Self-Harm: Skills to Help You Overcome Cutting and Self-Harming Behaviors, Thoughts, and Feelings pdf version

Anger Management for Everyone Ten Proven Strategies to Help You Control Anger and Live a Happier Life

The CBT Workbook for Perfectionism: Evidence-Based Skills to Help You Let Go of Self-Criticism, Build Self-Esteem, and Find Balance

CBT for Weight Loss - The Diet Trap Solution

ARTICLES

Effects of Marijuana on Bipolar Disorder June 2017 Note the author's name, article is clearly legit.

Don't Let Lithium Frighten You

(Why Mania (and your addiction to it) is Bad) - Misunderstanding Positive Emotion

Online Brain Training Can Help Bipolar Cognitive Deficits

https://www.brainhq.com

Cognitive Training for Neural System Dysfunction in Psychotic Disorders

Functional Remediation For Bipolar Disorder (Back to thriving)

Probiotics could help millions of patients suffering from bipolar disorder

Exercise for depression: Not the usual rap

Behavioural training reduces inflammation

The Science of How Our Minds and Our Bodies Converge in the Healing of Trauma

APPS

f.lux Blue light blocking for desktop

Twilight Blue light blocking for phone

Daylio Mood tracker to learn from and share with pdoc

Medisafe Pill Reminder & Medication Tracker

WEBSITES

Online CBT https://www.cimhs.com/ https://moodgym.com.au/

https://ibpf.org/ International Bipolar Foundation

https://www.dbsalliance.org/

Living Successfully with a Mood Disorder Online Course

http://bipolarnews.org/

https://www.bphope.com/

TEXTBOOKS

CBT for Bipolar 2nd edition - Basco

Treating bipolar disorder - A Clinician's Guide to Interpersonal and Social Rhythm therapy

DBT Skills Therapy 2nd Edition

The Bipolar Book: History, Neurobiology, and Treatment

Bipolar Disorder: An Evidence-Based Guide to Manic Depression

Chronotherapeutics for Affective Disorders

Family Focused Therapy for Bipolar

FOR LOVED ONES

Living With Someone Who's Living With Bipolar Disorder: A Practical Guide for Family, Friends, and Coworkers

I Am Not Sick I Don't Need Help! How to Help Someone with Mental Illness Accept Treatment

Loving Someone with Bipolar Disorder: Understanding and helping your partner

When Someone You Love Is Bipolar

The Bipolar Teen: What You Can Do to Help Your Child and Your Family

Crucial Conversations: Tools for Talking When Stakes Are High

(Avoiding the Backfire Effect) The Debunking Handbook

Article - 11 Ways to Support Someone During Mania

https://bipolarcaregivers.org/

MEMOIR

An Unquiet Mind

SUPPLEMENTARY

Inspiration / Motivation - Can’t Hurt Me: Master Your Mind and Defy the Odds - David Goggins

Summary: The Power of Habit ...in 30 Minutes Whole Book

Mindware: Tools for Smart Thinking One of the best books for becoming a smarter thinker, will help you negotiate life. see here

Mistakes Were Made (but Not by Me): Why We Justify Foolish Beliefs, Bad Decisions and Hurtful Acts

Smart Choices: A Practical Guide to Making Better Decisions Having lost confidence making mood-driven decisions we may need some help building confidence making new ones.The Upside of Your Dark Side: Why Being Your Whole Self--Not Just Your "Good" Self--Drives Success and Fulfillment

Good Reasons For Bad Feelings(Why mood and emotions evolved and how why they are disordered and why mental illness exists) Some bad feelings are good for our genes getting passed on, bad for us, some are disordered due to vulnerabilities, etc)

Evolutionary Psychology: A Graphic Guide A solid foundation for understanding people and yourself in a scientific way.

The Laws of Human Nature Help you figure out the world and yourself in a new and healthier way.

Organized Mind: Thinking Straight in the Age of Information Overload Use cognitive offloading to help you function with the struggles of cognitive deficits and meds.

r/BPD • post
1 points • PunkRockMaestro
Here's a bunch of ebooks on DBT, resources on managing isolation, and everything else

It's bipolar heavy, if you ignore those, there is something for everyone.

What you probably would like best is

General DBT - The Dialectical Behavior Therapy Skills Workbook

Acceptance and Commitment Therapy - A Liberated Mind

The Body Keeps the Score: Brain, Mind, and Body in the Healing of Trauma (summary)

These are all safe download links to ebooks, mostly epub files. libgen is a kind of altruistic all data should be free thing. There are no ads or malware. You can download them all with the GET link at the top of each page, or you can go to libgen and search them if you prefer pdf, you can find almost any mental health book there on your own. Or the alternate download links to these if the mirror location I used is down.

To easily read epub files upload them to google play books app on your phone or desktop. At night you can turn your books to night mode and turn the brightness to zero to minimize blue light disrupting your sleep cycle.

Best of luck and infinite love.

Mental Health and the COVID-19 Pandemic

Mind Control: Managing Your Mental Health During COVID-19

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GENERAL BIPOLAR

The Bipolar Workbook

Bipolar, Not So Much https://psycheducation.org/(About the full spectrum from bp1 to unipolar depression, the conceptualization and mindset and various strategies, my favorite all round)

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Interpersonal_and_social_rhythm_therapy

Kind Wise Practical Advice From Reddit User

Bipolar Survival Guide - Second Edition

Bipolar Disorder: A Guide For Patients and Families

The Dialectical Behavior Therapy Skills Workbook for Bipolar Disorder (dealing with distress, more)

Preventing Bipolar Relapse

Bipolar II Disorder Workbook

PBS Documentary - Ride the Tiger

SLEEP

Consider talking to your doctor about a sleep study.

CBT-IB: Cognitive Behavioral Therapy for Insomnia, Bipolar Version

Light Darkness and Mood - How you can control your moods with light, dark and sleep.

Sleep Hygiene - Sleep Soundly Every Night - epub -pdf

Say Good Night to Insomnia - The Six-Week, Drug-Free Program Developed At Harvard Medical School

Dark Therapy for Mania

Staying awake: the surprisingly effective way to treat depression

https://blueblockglasses.com/

MINDFULNESS

Mindfulness-Based Cognitive Therapy for Bipolar Disorder

Mindfulness For Bipolar Disorder

The Mindful Way Through Depression: Freeing Yourself From Chronic Unhappiness

Waking Up App (The best) If you can't get a free trial here or find a code, or you want to after and you can't afford it, write to [email protected] and ask for a free account due to finances and no questions asked. https://app.wakingup.com/login

COMMON STRUGGLES

The Body Keeps the Score: Brain, Mind, and Body in the Healing of Trauma (summary)

Acceptance and Commitment Therapy - A Liberated Mind

Overcoming Unwanted Intrusive Thoughts : a CBT-Based Guide to Getting Over Frightening, Obsessive, or Disturbing Thoughts

The Addiction Recovery Skills Workbook pdf

The Complete Family Guide to Addiction: Everything You Need to Know Now to Help Your Loved One and Yourself

(I've learned post acute withdrawal syndrome can peak many weeks into sobriety and trigger episodes and relapses. Expect and plan for this and you can get through it!)

Psychosis - Cognitive Therapy and Recovery

Complex PTSD: From Surviving to Thriving

General CBT - Mind Over Mood 2nd Edition

General DBT - The Dialectical Behavior Therapy Skills Workbook

The Grief Recovery Handbook: The Action Program for Moving Beyond Death, Divorce, and Other Losses including Health, Career, and Faith -pdf- We all have unresolved grief by the time we are diagnosed "Grief is the conflicting group of human emotions caused by an end to or change in a familiar pattern of behavior."

Rewire Your Anxious Brain

The Upward Spiral: Using Neuroscience to Reverse the Course of Depression, One Small Change at a Time - Workbook

The Adult ADHD Tool Kit: Using CBT to Facilitate Coping Inside and Out

Overcoming Sex Addiction

The Mindfulness Workbook for Teen Self-Harm: Skills to Help You Overcome Cutting and Self-Harming Behaviors, Thoughts, and Feelings pdf version

Anger Management for Everyone Ten Proven Strategies to Help You Control Anger and Live a Happier Life

The CBT Workbook for Perfectionism: Evidence-Based Skills to Help You Let Go of Self-Criticism, Build Self-Esteem, and Find Balance

CBT for Weight Loss - The Diet Trap Solution

ARTICLES

Effects of Marijuana on Bipolar Disorder June 2017 Note the author's name, article is clearly legit.

Don't Let Lithium Frighten You

(Why Mania (and your addiction to it) is Bad) - Misunderstanding Positive Emotion

Online Brain Training Can Help Bipolar Cognitive Deficits

https://www.brainhq.com

Cognitive Training for Neural System Dysfunction in Psychotic Disorders

Functional Remediation For Bipolar Disorder (Back to thriving)

Probiotics could help millions of patients suffering from bipolar disorder

Exercise for depression: Not the usual rap

Behavioural training reduces inflammation

The Science of How Our Minds and Our Bodies Converge in the Healing of Trauma

APPS

f.lux Blue light blocking for desktop

Twilight Blue light blocking for phone

Daylio Mood tracker to learn from and share with pdoc

Medisafe Pill Reminder & Medication Tracker

WEBSITES

Online CBT https://www.cimhs.com/ https://moodgym.com.au/

https://ibpf.org/ International Bipolar Foundation

https://www.dbsalliance.org/

Living Successfully with a Mood Disorder Online Course

http://bipolarnews.org/

https://www.bphope.com/

TEXTBOOKS

CBT for Bipolar 2nd edition - Basco

Treating bipolar disorder - A Clinician's Guide to Interpersonal and Social Rhythm therapy

DBT Skills Therapy 2nd Edition

The Bipolar Book: History, Neurobiology, and Treatment

Bipolar Disorder: An Evidence-Based Guide to Manic Depression

Chronotherapeutics for Affective Disorders

Family Focused Therapy for Bipolar

FOR LOVED ONES

Living With Someone Who's Living With Bipolar Disorder: A Practical Guide for Family, Friends, and Coworkers

I Am Not Sick I Don't Need Help! How to Help Someone with Mental Illness Accept Treatment

Loving Someone with Bipolar Disorder: Understanding and helping your partner

When Someone You Love Is Bipolar

The Bipolar Teen: What You Can Do to Help Your Child and Your Family

Crucial Conversations: Tools for Talking When Stakes Are High

(Avoiding the Backfire Effect) The Debunking Handbook

Article - 11 Ways to Support Someone During Mania

https://bipolarcaregivers.org/

MEMOIR

An Unquiet Mind

SUPPLEMENTARY

Inspiration / Motivation - Can’t Hurt Me: Master Your Mind and Defy the Odds - David Goggins

Summary: The Power of Habit ...in 30 Minutes Whole Book

Mindware: Tools for Smart Thinking One of the best books for becoming a smarter thinker, will help you negotiate life. see here

Mistakes Were Made (but Not by Me): Why We Justify Foolish Beliefs, Bad Decisions and Hurtful Acts

Smart Choices: A Practical Guide to Making Better Decisions Having lost confidence making mood-driven decisions we may need some help building confidence making new ones.The Upside of Your Dark Side: Why Being Your Whole Self--Not Just Your "Good" Self--Drives Success and Fulfillment

Good Reasons For Bad Feelings(Why mood and emotions evolved and how why they are disordered and why mental illness exists) Some bad feelings are good for our genes getting passed on, bad for us, some are disordered due to vulnerabilities, etc)

Evolutionary Psychology: A Graphic Guide A solid foundation for understanding people and yourself in a scientific way.

The Laws of Human Nature Help you figure out the world and yourself in a new and healthier way.

Organized Mind: Thinking Straight in the Age of Information Overload Use cognitive offloading to help you function with the struggles of cognitive deficits and meds.

NOTE

If you have extra money please consider buying a copy for yourself or someone else or an institution that could provide it to someone who can use it so we can support the businesses that make these works possible.

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[COVID-19] Local/Global Information Resources &amp; Support List

Hello everyone! In the interest of making important/useful pandemic resources as openly available as possible, I've converted the contents of the site that I've been working on for the Greater Victoria area over the past few weeks into a reddit post, as well as a set of pdfs:

Due to the character limit here, I'm splitting the content into two topics and leaving the Community Services Directory portion (which is mostly content from this doc) as a pdf and a web page.

(This is part 1. For more resources, see part 2.)

For a number of reasons, I'm no longer able to maintain this project as regularly as I have been and will likely only be making significant updates a couple of times a month for the foreseeable future. That being said, anyone is more than welcome to copy either the content or the entire site itself (the platform that I used to create it will allow you to do so for free) to customize or build on this information.

Apologies in advance for any errors or confusing elements. I compiled this resource alone in my personal time - and am not an organized person by nature - but I hope that you find what I came up with to be accessible and useful. Also, if you feel overwhelmed by the amount of content, I highly recommend using the website version instead.

Wishing you and your loved ones the best in navigating the challenging times ahead.


COVID-19 Information


🏘 Local:

Greater Victoria:

Municipalities:

Indigenous Communities:

🏛 Provincial:

🇨🇦 National:

🌎 Global:

📑 Additional Resources:

🖨 Printable Guides:


Online Resources


⛑ Health & Safety Information:

🌡 Physical health:

For parents & kids:

💭 Mental health:

General resources:

Free online courses:

For parents, kids, & teens:

🗣 Translated resources:

💻 Virtual care:

💬 Online chat:

🍞 Food planning & safety:

👷 Workplace safety:

🍂 End-of-life planning:

🆘 Emergency preparedness:

🌋 Disaster Resilience:

🏠 Support (Home & Personal):

🚚 Grocery delivery and pick-up:

🚛 Medication delivery and pick-up:

💭 Mental health and substance use:

🏦 Financial relief:

For renters and homeowners:

For students:

🌼 Services for seniors:

⛺️ Food and shelter:

🔅 Indigenous communities:

♿️ Disability assistance:

🌱 Newcomers, immigrants, & refugees:

🎈 Families & parents:

🍂 For those who are bereaved and grieving:

🔒 Public security:

💼 Support (Work & Education):

🚑 For health care practitioners:

💰 For those in need of work:

🎨 For artists, performers, and freelancers:

📉 For businesses:

🍅 For food growers and sellers:

🎓 For educators & students:

🏘 Community Aid Initiatives:

🚁 Offer & Request Support:

👤 Facebook required:

🏝 Slack required:

📑 Information Resources:

📰 News Highlights & Analysis:

🌇 Local:

🌎 Global:

💭 Analysis:

💡 Additional Resources:

🏥 Health & Safety:

COVID-19 Health & Illness Resources ↗

> The team at Canadian Virtual Hospice has gathered links on COVID-19 that may be useful to people working in healthcare and to members of the public who are living with an advanced illness or who are caring for someone with an advanced illness. These resources are not a substitute for medical advice. This page will be updated on an ongoing basis.

COVID-19 Pandemic Response Resources ↗

> Fact sheets and other resources to support the health and well-being of communities impacted by COVID-19.

Where There Is No Doctor ↗

> The most widely-used health care manual for health workers, educators, and others involved in primary health care and health promotion around the world. Current edition includes updated information on malaria, HIV, and more.

A Global Mental Health Livestream ↗

> Using the power of art, media and digital technology, we're on a mission to transform how the world perceives mental health. And in doing so, create a safer and more inclusive future for sufferers everywhere.

🛠 Work, Education, & Tech Help:

Coronavirus Tech Handbook ↗

> A library for technologists, civic organisations, public and private institutions, researchers, educators and specialists of all kinds to collaborate on an agile and sophisticated response to the coronavirus outbreak and subsequent impacts. It is a rapidly evolving resourcoe with thousands of active expert contributors.

Covid-19 Tech Support ↗

> We are a community of over 800 tech volunteers supporting Covid-19 efforts worldwide. From IT requests for mutual aid groups to organising tech teams to build Covid-19 projects, we want to remove technical obstacles and pressure during this difficult time.

COVIDbase ↗

> The goal of COVIDbase is to link people who have skills to relevant projects and to inspire new ideas. We created COVIDbase after seeing a lot of various efforts happening in different places and wanted to see all the projects in one spot. While many projects are not open to join, such as pharma or government efforts, we believe they're important to stay abreast of and inspired by.

Remote Work Deals ↗

> COVID-19 is impacting small businesses and employees across the world, many with limited resources to cope with the effects of the outbreak. The companies on this list are offering deals and discounts for their products to help businesses and employees cope with the dramatic and sudden change in work.

Distributed Collaboration Manual ↗

> This manual wants to make your distributed work smooth, enjoyable and efficient. Smooth and enjoyable collaboration is a group exercise, you cannot solve it on your own: you will learn how to make your colleague’s experience smooth and enjoyable, which is basically about “being a good citizen” of your organization.


🌱 Compiled with care by a community member in self-isolation.

🖇 Please copy and share this information.

🔗 Special thanks to CFYS for actively seeking to collaborate and connect for the greater good of our community.