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Mental Health Mobile Apps

Click here for a compiled list of mobile apps for mental health and wellness.

This webpage, on the Beaver County System of Care website, has information about other apps which may interest you. They can be great tools to supplement the progress you’ve made during individual or group therapy or with medication and other treatments. From the comforts of home (with a smartphone or tablet), you can use Apps to learn coping skills, track your feelings, improve your mood, conquer negative thoughts, set up daily reminders, and more. If you choose, some apps can even send reports to your doctor.

Suicide Prevention Resources for Teens

This sheet contains a list of websites with suicide prevention resources for teens—for those who may be at risk for suicide and those who have friends who may be at risk. These websites
all have fact sheets, and some have videos, stories written by teens, and text and online chat options.

Click here for quick access to resources for yourself or your friends

Jana Marie Foundation: Virtual Calming Room

Virtual Calming Room: Jana Marie Foundation created a virtual calming room for students, teachers, and caring adults to find tools and strategies for managing emotions and building resiliency.

Seize the Awkward

Seize the Awkward, a campaign in partnership with the Ad Council and The Jed Foundation (JED), is aimed at empowering teens and young adults to talk about mental health. Today, it launches a new Coronavirus page designed to provide young people with informative and creative ways to stay connected during this uncertain time.

In conjunction with the new webpage, Seize the Awkward has developed a new suite of social graphics and GIFs to encourage connection and conversations about mental health, providing fun and easy ways to do so. We hope these resources encourage young people to check in with their friends during this difficult time, as well as provide guidance in managing their own emotional well-being.

For further information, head to Seize the Awkward’s new Coronavirus page – and be sure to check back in, as more resources, graphics, GIFs, and videos will be added throughout the month! Learn more

80+ Self-Care Activities for Teens

  • Listen to music
  • Take a shower
  • Talk to a friend
  • Watch a movie
  • Read a book
  • Go for a walk
  • Ride your bike
  • Exercise
  • Play with your pet
  • Stretch your muscles
  • Do yoga
  • Meditate or pray
  • Talk to a friend on the phone
  • Go to the park with a friend*
  • Go to the mall*
  • Get a haircut*
  • Take a nap
  • Plan an outing with friends*
  • Go for a jog
  • Write in a journal
  • Invite a friend to your house*
  • Go for a swim*
  • Go for a hike*
  • Try a new activity
  • Play board games
  • Play card games
  • Play a video game
  • Cook with your parent
  • Go to the spa with a parent
  • Go outside and watch the birds and other animals
  • Make a list of things you like about yourself
  • Go to the library
  • Write a poem/short story
  • Learn a new language
  • Sing your favorite songs
  • Write a song
  • Learn to play an instrument
  • Make a funny video
  • Draw or paint a picture
  • Make a list of your accomplishments
  • Make a bucket list
  • Write a letter to your future self
  • Make a list of things you’re good at
  • Work outside in nature
  • Plant a garden*
  • Make a scrapbook
  • Trim your nails
  • Visit a museum*
  • Eat your favorite dessert
  • Take photos of nature
  • Make a playlist of your favorite songs
  • Do a puzzle
  • Play with a sibling
  • Go to the bookstore *
  • Google information about a different culture
  • Watch funny cat videos
  • Read a comic
  • Go outside and watch the clouds
  • Make a playlist of funny movies
  • Turn up the music and dance
  • Make a list of people you look up to and why
  • Practice deep breathing exercises
  • Walk barefoot in the grass
  • Read an inspirational book
  • Write in a gratitude journal
  • Do an arts and craft activity
  • Start an art journal
  • Have a good laugh
  • Practice progressive muscle relaxation
  • Volunteer in your community*
  • Draw or color Zentangles
  • Draw or color Mandalas
  • Unplug and spend time in nature
  • Go stargazing
  • Make a fairy garden
  • Look at family photo albums
  • Read inspiring quotes
  • Listen to running water
  • Snuggle under a cozy blanket
  • Fly a kite
  • Write a love letter to yourself
  • Make jewelry
  • Blow bubbles and be silly
  • Give yourself a self-massage
  • Daydream

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