Helpful Websites &
The following is only a small list of resources that have helped us along the way.
We hope by providing you with this list, it’ll encourage you to do
your own research as well.
Calm is a subscription-based app that promotes relaxation through meditations, sleep stories, nature images, and sounds. The guided meditations give users choices in topics (calming anxiety, deep sleep, forgiveness, gratitude, and more), length of time (from three to 25 minutes), and nature scenes. There’s a Calm Kids section of meditations that helps kids learn calming techniques like belly breaths and loving kindness, as well as sleep stories for kids 3 and up. Some Calm content is suitable for kids as young as 3.
MasterClass is a subscription-based streaming platform that makes it possible for anyone to watch or listen to hundreds of video lessons taught by 100+ of the world’s best. Whether it be in business and leadership, photography, cooking, writing, acting, music, sports and more, MasterClass delivers a world-class online learning experience. Video lessons are available anytime, anywhere.
Moshi Sleep & Mindfulness for Kids
Enjoy calmer day times and quicker bedtimes with this award-winning sleep & mindfulness app. Join the millions of parents who use Moshi to help their families relax, unwind, and sleep with over 85 hours of original audio stories, sleep sounds, meditations, white noise, and relaxing music. Aside from it being a great sleep aid, the app also helps kids manage their big feelings.
The Headspace Guide to Meditation and Mindfulness offers simple but powerful meditation techniques that positively impact every area of physical and mental health: from productivity and focus to stress and anxiety relief, sleep, weight loss, personal relationships…the benefits are limitless. The result? More headspace, less stress.
The Five Minute Journal
If you’re new to journaling, writing down your thoughts and feelings can be daunting. It can also be challenging to find time to devout to. This app makes journaling easy and approachable. Based on positive psychology research Five Minute Journal helps support gratitude habit and self reflection.
Yoga for Beginners
This is one of the most highly-rated yoga apps for beginners. All the classes are free, and you can select from options that suit your purpose, from bedtime yoga to classes geared towards toning and improving flexibility.
Excellent Informative Sites
The following is a list of websites to further your search and knowledge on the topics that have been discussed on Poised.
Frontiers is a leading Open Access Publisher and Open Science Platform. To date, their freely accessible research articles have received over 1 billion views and downloads and 1.6 million citations. Their mission to build on successful science and make it even more powerful by ensuring it is openly available. This way, society will be able to generate more knowledge and accelerate innovation, health and prosperity for all.
PsychologyToday.com is the world’s largest portal to psychotherapy; it includes free access to thousands of professionals. Psychology Today never cease to delight in satisfying humans’ innate curiosity about our favorite subject: Ourselves
16 Personalities is a personality framework that provides insight into how a person makes decisions, interacts with other people, and processes information. There are four general groups of personalities – analysts, diplomats, sentinels, and explorers; each personality falls into one of these four groups. Take the tests to see what your personality has to say.
Mindbodygreen. One word. Here you’ll find a 360-degree approach to wellness that weaves the mental, physical, spiritual, emotional, and environmental aspects of well-being together because they believe that these pillars of health are all interconnected.
The Human Design System is a logical system that provides a practical tool for self-discovery and correct decision-making. How your life unfolds depends on the decisions you make. Your BodyGraph (Chart) reveals simple techniques for correct decision-making and is also a concrete map that offers a logical way of seeing your unique and individual nature—an extremely accurate tool for self-knowledge.
Mental Health & Wellness Resources That Support Asian-American Communities
Here you’ll find a list of racial justice organizations committed to fighting hate and violence while uplifting and empowering Asian communities. These communities are on a mission to foster important conversations around mental health as well as increase access to quality services and care.
Project Lotus destigmatizes mental health in Asian-American communities by tackling the model minority stereotype through culturally-relevant education for the community and the empowerment of voices. Project Lotus advances the movement for Asian Americans to be able to discuss, care for, and advocate mental health freely, without shame or stigma.
National Queer & Trans Therapists of Color Network
National Queer and Trans Therapists of Color Network (NQTTCN) is a healing justice organization committed to transforming mental health for queer and trans people of color (QTPoC).
Asian Mental Health Collective
AMHC aspires to make mental health easily available, approachable, and accessible to Asian communities worldwide.
South Asian Therapist
Southasiantherapists.org is now key in helping mental health providers serve the mental health needs of the South Asian diaspora. Founded by Raj Kaur in June 2020. It has quickly become the largest South Asian mental health community in the world.
Asian Health Services
Asian Health Services provides health, social, and advocacy services for all regardless of income, insurance status, immigration status, language, or culture.
AAPI Women Lead and #ImReady Movement
AAPI Women Lead and #ImReady Movement aims to strengthen the progressive political and social platforms of Asian and Pacific Islander communities in the US through the leadership of self-identified AAPI women and girls.
If you’re in a life-threatening situation, call 911 (see below for emergency services numbers in other countries).
Emergency numbers outside the United States:
Mexico: 066 or 911
UK: 999 or 112
Ireland: 999 or 112
Australia: 000 or 112
New Zealand: 111
South Africa: 112 on mobile phones
Trauma recovery and mental health
Psychology Today has a directory where you can search for a therapist and filter for specialties, types of therapy and insurance.
More mental health resources
- The National Alliance on Mental Illness
- Anxiety and Depression Association of America
- SAMHSA.gov is a great government resource. They have a free, confidential helpline that is available 24/7. The number is 1-800-662-4357. This service provides referrals to local treatment facilities, support groups, and community-based organizations. You can also order free publications and other information.
Go to the website to find an AA group near you and more information and help.
In The Rooms
Free online addiction recovery support
SAMHSA.gov: Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration
- Main hotline: 1-800-662-HELP (1-800-662-4357)
- Main website: https://www.samhsa.gov/find-help
Confidential, free, available 24/7 in English & Spanish. This helpline is for individuals and family members facing mental and/or substance use disorders. This service provides referrals to local treatment facilities, support groups, and community-based organizations. Callers can also order free publications and other information.
Find treatment programs in your state that treat addiction and dependence on opioids, such as heroin or prescription pain relievers.
You can use SAMHSA’s FindTreatment.gov to locate treatment centers for substance use disorders, addiction and mental illness.
LGBTQ crisis hotlines and resources
- LGBTQ youth suicide prevention: 1-866-4-U-TREVOR
National Hopeline Network
National Strategy for Suicide Prevention: LifeLine
Has hotlines for every state
National Suicide Prevention Lifeline, available 24/7
- Chat online at https://suicidepreventionlifeline.org/
- For Spanish speakers: 1-800-273-8255 then press 2
- For LGBTQ youth: 1-866-4-U-TREVOR
This is a suicide hotline with wonderful people to support you. They will be able to provide you with a nonjudgmental, safe and supportive plan of action.
Call Samaritans 24 hours a day: 116 123
Lifeline.org helpline: 13 11 14
For more suicide prevention resources, including international hotlines, go to http://www.suicide.org/index.html