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CALL TO MIND PUBLISHES ONLINE RESOURCE GUIDE FOR MENTAL WELL-BEING

Compiled credible online resources dedicated to mental wellness for individuals, organizations

 

ST. PAUL, Minn., April 2, 2020 – In response to the widespread change induced by COVID-19 in our lives, Call to Mind – American Public Media's initiative to foster new conversations about mental health – has launched a site dedicated to mental wellness resources.

CalltoMindNow.org includes extensive resources and blog posts from trusted public health and mental health organizations including Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, World Health Organization, National Alliance on Mental Illness, Mental Health America and others. These relevant tips and recommendations have been compiled with the goal of reaching individuals where they're at with ways to cope and manage their mental well-being in this uncertain time.

This is a toolkit for everyone: media outlets covering coronavirus and compiling resources for audiences, organizations looking to support their employees, and individuals seeking tools to aid their mental wellness.

Topics covered in CalltoMindNow.org include:

• Self-care during the pandemic

• Coping with stress and anxiety during COVID-19

• Dealing with loneliness and isolation

• Talking with kids about COVID-19

• Digital distractions

• Living with your mental illness

• How to get help

• Resources if you are in a crisis

"So many of us have had our lives upturned by the presence of COVID-19 in our communities. It's important to prioritize physical health, but this pandemic's effect on our mental health cannot be ignored," said Babette Apland, managing director of Call to Mind.

"This new source of stress, compiled with isolation, can lead to anxiety and loneliness for many of us, and can exacerbate illness for people already dealing with a mental health condition," said Apland. "The goal with our site is to have one place with trusted information on ways to cope and how to seek help if you need it."

About American Public Media

American Public Media® is everywhere you listen. The national programming arm of Minnesota Public Radio, APM reaches 19 million listeners via approximately 1,000 radio stations nationwide each week. APM is one of the largest producers and distributors of public radio programming in the world, with a portfolio that includes BBC World Service, Marketplace®, and the leading classical music programming in the nation. APM's award-winning podcasts span the best in investigative journalism, food, business and entertainment. For more information on MPR, visit minnesotapublicradio.org. For more information on APM, visit americanpublicmedia.org.

 

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