Free Mental Health Resources to Help You Cope with COVID-19

Mental health has never been more important to us, and we know it’s something our readers are struggling with as well. We’ll continuously update this blog post with free mental health resources that our friends in the fitness and wellness industry are offering to help you find your happy during this time of uncertainty or chaos.

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Calm

  • Type of resource: Guided meditations, sleep meditations, calming music, and movement exercises.
  • Pricing: Free content available on this page, free 7 day trial
  • Format: On the app, available for Apple and Google
  • Length: Varies

Headspace

  • Type of resource: Guided meditations, sleep, and movement exercises specific to stress related to coronavirus
  • Pricing: Free for the series “Weathering the storm” when you download the app (more info here). U.S. health professionals working in public health can also get Headspace Plus for free, as can educators in the U.S., U.K., Canada, and Australia.
  • Format: Podcasts, available on Apple Podcasts, Spotify, or Google Podcasts
  • Length: Varies

Lofti

  • Type of resource: Guided meditations
  • Pricing: Free
  • Format: Podcasts, available on Apple Podcasts, Spotify, or Google Podcasts
  • Length: 5-20 minutes

Chill Chicago

  • Type of resource: Live meditations
  • Pricing: Free
  • Format: Instagram Live, at 9am and noon Central Monday through Friday
  • Length: 5-20 minutes

Studio Three

  • Type of resource: Yoga, live meditation
  • Pricing: Free
  • Format: Instagram Live, with workouts at 7:30am and 5:30pm Central (check their Stories for the daily schedule). At 12:30pm Central, you can watch “Lunch Crunch” for live meditation, tips, Q&As, and more)
  • Class Length: 45-60 minutes
  • Equipment: Yoga mat suggested

MNDFL Meditation New York

  • Type of resource: Live meditations
  • Pricing: Free, although donations are accepte
  • Format: Instagram Live, schedule varies
  • Length: 5-20 minutes
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About Kristen Geil

A native of Lexington, Kentucky, Kristen moved to Chicago in 2011 and received her MA in Writing, Rhetoric, and Discourse from DePaul while trying to maintain her southern accent. Kristen grew up playing sports, and since moving to Chicago, she’s fallen in love with the lakefront running path and the lively group fitness scene. Now, as a currently retired marathoner and sweat junkie, you can usually find her trying new workouts around the city and meticulously crafting Instagram-friendly smoothie bowls. Kristen came on to A Sweat Life full-time in 2018 as Editor-in-Chief, and she spends her days managing writers, building content strategy, and fighting for the Oxford comma.