Useful Apps, Links, and Resources

COVID-19 Resources:

Community resources
Congressman Earl Blumenauer's office has established a spreadsheet that lists out local resources such as food, housing, etc. 

This helpful acronym provides strategies for promoting mental health during the COVID-19 outbreak.

Gottman Institute podcast
Offers helpful perspectives on relationships and coping during this time.

Center For Disease Control
The CDC has some advice on managing stress and anxiety.

American Foundation for Suicide Prevention
Advice on taking care of yourself in a time of uncertainty.

Coronavirus Anxiety Workbook
A collaborative creation of The Wellness Society. Available in English, Spanish, Dutch, and German. Free to download. 

Useful resources to receive support:

David Romprey Warm-line
When you just want someone to talk to who will listen. Their motto is "Some people just want to be heard". A free resource (without anything to sell).

Crisis Text Line: Another free resource, this is a way to get support by text.

Teen Warm-line
YouthLine available 24/7. Teens are available to answer calls, text messages, and chats seven days a week from 4-10 pm

Suicide Lifeline
Call 800-273-8255
Chat online:

Racial Equity Support Line
Call 503-575-3764

The Racial Equity Support Line is a service led and staffed by people with lived experience of racism. We offer support to those who are feeling the emotional impacts of racist violence and microaggressions, as well as the emotional impacts of immigration struggles and other cross-cultural issues.

Alcohol & Drug Helpline
Call 800-923-4357 or Text RecoveryNow to 839863

Serves anyone who needs information, support or access to resources and treatment for alcohol or drug use. If you or someone you know needs help, the Alcohol and Drug Helpline is free, confidential, and available 24/7/365.


Northwestern University's suite of applications helps with depression and anxiety.

Veterans Administration Apps
The VA has apps are accessible to everyone! These apps focus on PTSD, Acceptance and Commitment Therapy, exposure therapy, mindfulness, parenting, etc.

Self-help for Anxiety Management (SAM)
A range of tools for managing anxiety

Stop, Breathe, & Think or Headspace or Calm
Very useful apps for meditation and mindfulness!

Virtual Hope Box
Tools for coping, relaxation, distraction, and positive thinking.

Relief Link
An app to save key info, track mood, create a safety plan, make a list of reminders (e.g. appointments, take medication, etc.) and mindfulness and relaxation exercises.

A digital "panic button" that organizes your contacts so they can be notified in case of an emergency.

Safety Plan
List out coping strategies and social supports to use when you are in a suicidal crisis or very distressed.

Online Resources:

National Alliance on Mental Illness
Link to NAMI of Oregon affiliates.

DBT Self Help
Run by people who have been through Dialectical Behavior Therapy (not DBT clinicians)

Information on medical and mental health

Addiction Guide
A resource on substance use issues, treatments, blogs, and supports

Depression/Bipolar Support Alliance
Helpful website, including links to the local area support groups

Psychology Information Site
Psych Central's site with useful articles and links

National Institute of Mental Health
Federal government website.

Anxiety & Depression Association of America
International organization that does education, training, and research on anxiety and depression.

Resources for dealing with substance use issues

"Quit Day"
Website offering information and support around tobacco and mental health

General Mental Health Resources

Drug Information Database

2-1-1 Information and Referral Service for Oregon
Listing of the resources available in the community, including housing, food, emergency, etc.

Resources for Parents:
A fantastic resource for parents, partners, family members, and friends of loved ones who are struggling with addictive behavior. The website has helpful information on Community Reinforcement And Family Training (CRAFT), an approach that helps support and change the environment around the struggling person.

Partnership for Drug Free Kids
Call Helpline at 855-378-4373 or visit

SMART Recovery Family and Friends
SMART runs local and online groups where families can gain support and have a place to practice the CRAFT-based perspectives and skills.


Beyond Addiction
How Science and Kindness Help People Change

Get Your Loved One Sober
by Dr. Robert Meyers and Dr. Brenda Wolfe