Accessible and Inclusive Mental Health Resources for coping through COVID-19
Teenage Grief Sucks
Teenage Grief Sucks was released in March 0f 2020, and is unlike other resources for grieving teens, as almost all of the content provided is written by teenagers themselves. Teens are able to read stories written by kids their age about subjects such as school and social lives, and are even able to share their own grief stories.
Mind Your Mind
mindyourmind exists in the space where mental health, wellness, engagement and technology meet. We work with community partners and young people aged 14 to 29 to co-create interactive tools and innovative resources to build capacity and resilience.
Black Health Alliance
Diverse and Inclusive resources relating to Mental Health, Health and more
Blog posts written by racialized people, mental health hotline
What’s Your Grief
An umbrella website about grief, includes resources, grief courses, etc
A website dedicated to talking about adversity and resilience, countless personal stories about death, dying and grief, up to date & diverse
Black Youth Mental Health Helpline, Services & Programs
Mental Health Resources for Native Youth by Native Youth, specific section on grief
Mental Health Resources and Toolkits for LGBTQ+ Newcomers
Where’s the Grief
Jordon Ferber is a comedian whose 21-year-old brother died in a car accident in 2002. He found ‘dealing with a traumatic loss while simultaneously doing comedy, somewhat surreal.’ Jordon shines his comedy torch onto topics some would rather leave in peace and chairs the chat with other comedians to tease out their unique perspectives on grief.
Grief Out Loud
Grief Out Loud seeks to ice-break this conversation stopper of a subject. Grief is tough enough without having to deal with it alone. Listen in for personal stories and advice for grieving children and teens from bereavement experts. The producers – Oregon’s Dougy Center for Grieving Children and Families – know their stuff and leave the clichés at the door.
The Canadian Virtual Hospice provides support and personalized information about palliative and end-of-life care to patients, family members, health care providers, researchers and educators.
The team at Canadian Virtual Hospice has gathered links on COVID-19 that may be useful to people working in healthcare and to members of the public who are living with an advanced illness or who are caring for someone with an advanced illness.
The mission of Eluna is to support children and families impacted by grief or addiction. Our innovative resources and programs address the critical needs of children experiencing powerful, overwhelming and often confusing emotions associated with the death of someone close to them or substance abuse in their family. No child should have to face these struggles alone, and our unique programs bring kids together to ease their pain and provide the tools to help restore hope.
Child and Youth Grief Network
To advocate for educational opportunities and support services that will benefit children and youth who are grieving the dying or the death of someone they care about.
NAGC – National Alliance for Grieving Children
The National Alliance for Grieving Children (NAGC) is a nonprofit organization that raises awareness about the needs of children and teens who are grieving a death and provides education and resources for anyone who supports them. Through the collective voice of our members and partners we educate, advocate and raise awareness about childhood bereavement.
The NAGC is a nationwide network comprised of professionals, institutions and volunteers who promote best practices, educational programming and critical resources to facilitate the mental, emotional and physical health of grieving children and their families.
WHO- World Health Organization: Parenting in the time of Covid-19
WHO works worldwide to promote health, keep the world safe, and serve the vulnerable. Our goal is to ensure that a billion more people have universal health coverage, to protect a billion more people from health emergencies, and provide a further billion people with better health and well-being.
SickKids – About Kids Health
AboutKidsHealth is a health education resource for children, youth and caregivers that is approved by health-care providers at The Hospital for Sick Children. AboutKidsHealth empowers families to become a partner in their own health care by equipping them with reliable, evidence-based health information.
Sesame Street Workshop
Sesame Workshop is an independent nonprofit organization on a mission to help kids everywhere grow smarter, stronger, and kinder.
Children’s Mental Health Ontario
Children’s Mental Health Ontario (CMHO) is the association representing Ontario’s publicly-funded Child and Youth Mental Health Centres. With the combined strength of our members, we advocate for government investments, policies and programs that are responsive to the needs of children, youth and families seeking mental health services in Ontario.
MEET THE HELPERS
MEET THE HELPERS is a multi-platform initiative produced by WUCF, Central Florida PBS. The project is designed to teach children about important community helpers so they are better prepared in emergency situations.
Headspace – Weather the storm (Free)
There are a lot of unknowns in the world right now. But one thing is certain — Headspace is here for you. To help support you through this time of crisis, we’re offering some meditations you can listen to anytime. These are part of a larger collection in the Headspace app — free for everyone — called Weathering the storm. It includes meditations, sleep, and movement exercises to help you out, however you’re feeling. It’s our small way of helping you find some space and kindness for yourself and those around you.
Between birth and age five, 90 percent of a child’s brain develops. During these early years, it’s critical to build the foundational cognitive and social-emotional skills that kids need to be successful lifelong learners. That’s why PBS KIDS is dedicated to offering free access to media content and community-based experiences that support learning for young children. Our mission is to use the power of media to open worlds of possibilities for all children, so that every child can reach their full potential in school — and in life.