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Resources for Students & Teachers

Our goal with this page is to add resources that young adults (and perhaps regular adults, too) will actually use – whether the need is for therapy, counseling, addiction, sleep, suicide prevention, etc.  Digital resources – apps and websites mainly – that are easy to use and oftentimes anonymous.  We don’t need to know your name, the goal is to get help to those who need it.

All descriptions of any resource listed below will be taken directly from the app or website whenever possible.  We feel it’s important to deliver the author/creator’s intended message and purpose.  We hope you find these links useful.  Always remember: suicide is a permanent solution to a temporary problem.

Crisis Text Line – 741741

Text 741741 | Website

Crisis Text Line is free, 24/7 support for those in crisis. Text 741741 from anywhere in the US to text with a trained Crisis Counselor. Crisis Text Line trains volunteers to support people in crisis. With over 54 million messages processed to date, we’re growing quickly, but so is the need.

7 Cups of Tea

Website | Login/Sign-up | App: iPhone / Android

Anyone who wants to talk about whatever is on their mind can quickly reach out to a trained, compassionate listener through our network. We have hundreds of listeners who come from all walks of life and have diverse experiences. People connect with listeners on 7 Cups of Tea for all kinds of reasons, from big existential thoughts to small, day-to-day things that we all experience. Unlike talking to family or friends, a 7 Cups of Tea listener doesn’t judge or try to solve problems and say what to do. Our listeners just listen. They understand. They give you the space you need to help you clear your head.

SuperBetter App

Website | App: iPhone / Android

“Live Gamefully” SuperBetter increases resilience – the ability to stay strong, motivated and optimistic even in the face of difficult obstacles. Playing SuperBetter makes you more capable of getting through any tough situation—and more likely to achieve the goals that matter most to you. Proven results in just 10 minutes a day. Playing SuperBetter for 30 days improves mood, reduces symptoms of anxiety & depression and increases belief in the ability to successfully achieve goals.

Calm App

Website | App: iPhone / Android

“Reduce anxiety, sleep better and feel happier.” Calm brings clarity, joy and peace to your daily life. Join the millions experiencing the life-changing benefits of meditation and mindfulness.

Relax Melodies App

Website | App: iPhone / Android

“Say goodbye to insomnia.” Experience sleep like never before. Thanks to Relax Melodies, over 30 million users benefit from deep, uninterrupted sleep every night. Combining over 100 relaxation sounds, melodies, binaural beats and white noise, Relax Melodies allows you to create your very own relaxing soundscapes. Play them all night or for a determined period of time, thanks to its built-in timer.

Anxiety Relief Hypnosis App

Website | App: iPhone / Android

Do you suffer from anxiety? Hypnosis can help you reduce anxious thoughts and improve your relaxation response, resetting your behavior for a healthier response to stress. Learn to avoid anxiety and improve relaxation after listening daily for just 1–3 weeks, change your mindset through subconscious thoughts to reduce anxious thoughts, and prevent anxiety from interfering with your school, work, sleep, and life.

Happify App

Website | App: iPhone / Android

“Break old patterns. Form new habits.” How you feel matters! Whether you’re feeling sad, anxious, or stressed, Happify brings you effective tools and programs to help you take control of your feelings and thoughts. Our proven techniques are developed by leading scientists and experts who’ve been studying evidence-based interventions in the fields of positive psychology, mindfulness, and cognitive behavioral therapy for decades.

notOK App

Website | App: iPhone / Android

“Help is only a tap away.”  We have all been there – typed out a text message asking for emotional or physical support, only to delete it before sending.  The notOK™ App takes the guesswork out of asking for help when you are feeling vulnerable.  Whether you suffer from loneliness, anxiety, depression, stress, or anything else, immediate help is only the tap of a button away.  All you have to do is register and enter up to 5 trusted contacts. The notOK™ App takes care of the rest. We will notify your trusted contacts that they have been selected as your support group, so when the time comes and you need to reach out, you just have to open the app and press the large, red notOK™ button.  “You no longer have to suffer alone.  Help is closer than you think!”

Headspace App

Website | App: iPhone / Android

“A few minutes could change your whole day.” Meditation has been shown to help people stress less, focus more and even sleep better. Headspace is meditation made simple. We’ll teach you the life-changing skills of meditation and mindfulness in just a few minutes a day.

Pacifica App

Website | App: iPhone / Android

Daily tools for stress, anxiety, and depression alongside a supportive community. Based on cognitive behavioral therapy & mindfulness meditation. Over 1.9 million people use Pacifica to manage their daily mental health with tools like mood and health tracking, mindfulness meditation, and cognitive behavioral therapy.

Moodpath App

Website | App: iPhone / Android

Moodpath screens your well-being by asking questions on a daily basis. The screening makes you more conscious about your thoughts, feelings and emotions. After two weeks, you receive an electronic doctor letter. This letter will make your conversation with a professional much easier. There are also more than 150 psychological exercises and videos give you a better understanding of your moodpath and strengthen your mental health. Anonymous and safe: Moodpath is a CE-certified medical product and complies with highest data security requirements.

Bullying Prevention

PA Consultation Line: 1-866-716-0424

The Pennsylvania Bullying Prevention Consultation Line is a toll free number available to school staff, students, and parents across the commonwealth.  This line offers discussion of effective strategies and resources available to deal with school-based bullying.  Messages can be left 24 hours a day, 7 days a week, and will be returned Monday through Friday during normal business hours.

PA Dept. of Education Website: www.education.pa.gov

Type “bullying” into the search box at the top of the page.  A list of resources on bullying will be listed for you.  There are also many other education related resources available on the site.

Yoocan (Do Anything)

We believe that shared experiences and knowledge from around the world can inspire people with disabilities and change their lives, so no one feels alone.  With thousands of yoocan community members making daily connections, finding new friendships and relevant solutions, we are the world’s #1 collaborative community for sharing experiences and knowledge for and by people with disabilities.  You can also find them on Facebook & Instagram.

What Can You Do on Yoocan?

1. Share your story, tips or product recommendation
2. Explore global personal experiences and read practical tips
3. Search for relevant information (ie: storytellers, organizations, services, disability, activities, etc.)
4. Shop for relevant products and/or find important information you seek
5. Chat with caring people in a safe community or connect with the yoocan help team

 

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