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July 2, 2020
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Vital Resources to Help You Navigate The Coronavirus and Keep You and Your Loved Ones Healthy

Janet Mordecai

Recently, the New York Times ran an article titled: 10 Ways to Ease Your Coronavirus Anxiety. The column contains informative quotes from Dr. Harriet Lerner, a psychologist, and the author. "My advice for coping," she says, "is the same for all the scary events and possibilities that life brings. Go for the facts ? even difficult ones ? because anxiety escalates and fantasies flourish in the absence of information."

Below you?ll find the top health information resources specific to the Coronavirus (COVID-19) for New York, New Jersey, and Philadelphia; the top national and international health information sites; and a few resources to help you balance mind, body, and spirit.

We hope you?ll find these resources and information from experts in the field helpful as you keep yourself and your loved ones safe during this rapidly evolving pandemic.

Resources for New York

Coronavirus Tips: Frequently Asked Questions and Advice by The New York Times. Here are answers to many of your questions on health, money, staying in, going out, politics, science, and travel.

New York City Department of Health and Mental Hygiene. NYC Department of Health and Mental Hygiene is one of the largest public health agencies in the world.

Coronavirus Disease 2019 (COVID-19). This nyc.gov site offers recent guidance for the state, NYC case data, fact sheets, flyers, and advice for schools, businesses, and facilities.

Notify NYC. As part of New York City Emergency Management (NYCEM), Notify NYC is New York City?s dedicated emergency public communications program. You can enroll for free to get Download the Notify NYC mobile app, available for iOS and Android.

NYC Health + Hospitals (@NYCHealthSystem) | Twitter

nycHealthy - (@nycHealthy) | Twitter

Commissioner Oxiris Barbot (@NYCHealthCommr) | Twitter

Andrew Cuomo (@NYGovCuomo) | Twitter

Resources for New Jersey

Department of Health | Communicable Disease is the state of New Jersey's Department of Health Site.

The New Jersey COVID-19 Information Hub. New Jersey?s official state site. ? Call (General COVID-19 Questions): 2-1-1 (7a-11p) ? Call (Clinical Questions): 1-800-962-1253 (24/7) ? Text NJCOVID to 898-211 to receive alerts

Governor Phil Murphy (@GovMurphy) · Twitter

Resources for Philadelphia

Coronavirus Disease 2019 (COVID-19). Official City of Philadelphia site.

Coronavirus in Pennsylvania - Health.Pa.gov

Corona Virus | PAMED - Pennsylvania Medical Society

Governor Tom Wolf (@GovernorTomWolf) · Twitter

National Resources

Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC). CDC is one of the major operating components of the Department of Health and Human Services. CDC works 24/7 to protect America from health, safety, and security threats, both foreign and in the U.S.

CDC (@CDCgov) · Twitter CDC's official Twitter source for daily credible health & safety updates from Centers for Disease Control & Prevention.

U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS). It is the mission of the HHS to enhance and protect the health and well being of all Americans.

Coronavirus.gov. The official U.S. government site hosted by the Centers for Disease Control & Prevention, The White House, and The U.S. Department of Health and Human Services.

Coronavirus Disease 2019 (COVID-19) News and Resources from the National Academies of Sciences, Engineering, and Medicine

COVID-19 (Coronavirus) Information and Resources ? NAMI National Mental Health Consumer's Self-Help Clearinghouse is a nationwide directory to locate local consumer-driven mental health services.

The President?s Coronavirus Guidelines for America -15 Days to Slow the Spread of Coronavirus (COVID-19)

International Resources

? World Health Organization (WHO): WHO works worldwide to promote health, keep the world safe, and serve the vulnerable. You can search the WHO database of publications on coronavirus disease (COVID-19). Articles are searchable by author, keyword (title, author, journal), journal, or by general topic. ? Protect yourself: advice for the public ? Myth busters ? Questions and answers ? Situation reports
? All information on the COVID-19 outbreak

Top ten sites to help you find your balance in a shifting world

Don?t forget to take time to unwind and reconnect to your happiness. Now more than ever, it's essential to balance your mind and body for your overall health. Check out the apps and other resources below to help you meditate, reset, and relax.

  1. Calm.com is an app that claims to be the #1 app for sleep, meditation, and relaxation.
  2. TED Talk: Brené Brown, The power of vulnerability. Dr. Casandra Brené Brown Ph.D., LMSW, is a professor, lecturer, author, and podcast host.
  3. Headspace is the meditation app with a mission to ?teach you the life-changing skills of meditation and mindfulness in just a few minutes a day."
  4. Glo.com gives you unlimited access to online yoga, meditation, and Pilates classes.
  5. Insight timer offers 30,000 free, guided meditations. Where To Find: Apple Store and Google Play.
  6. ?The Dance of Fear Rising Above Anxiety, Fear, and Shame to Be Your Best and Bravest Self? by Harriet Lerner, a psychologist, and author. Dr. Lerner has spent much of her career researching the effects of anxiety and fear on individuals, families, and larger systems.
  7. Breathe2Relax is a portable stress management tool. Where to find: Apple Store and Google Play.
  8. Ten Percent Happier. The tagline for this app is "Meditation for Fidgety Skeptics."
  9. Buddhify offers ?meditation on the go.? Where to find: Apple Store and Google Play.
  10. And, of course, no relaxation list would be complete with the requisite Funny Cats - Cutest And Funniest Cats Compilation 2020.

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