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This library includes informative videos about various mental health topics. Some videos serve to inform, validate, and support, while others offer the opportunity for a basic introduction to strategies for coping with specific concerns.

Perhaps you have tried some of these strategies before? You can also refer back to these videos for a refresher at any time!

Coping with COVID-19

Coping During COVID-19: Make a Plan

Discusses common reactions to stressful situations and how to make a good plan for coping well during this time. (2:52)

 

Tolerating Distress during COVID-19

How Dialectical Behavioral Therapy can help with feelings of distress. Find this helpful? Review our Dialectical Behavior Therapy Skills video section. (1:41)

 

Grief and Loss in a Pandemic World

Strategies for coping with the grief and loss we may experience as COVID-19 changes the world around us. (3:02)

 

Tips for Coping with Loss

Tips for dealing with loss during COVID-19. (1:32)

 

Drug and Alcohol Use During COVID-19

Using alcohol and other drugs can be tempting during stressful times. This video discusses short-term vs. long-term outcomes of alcohol and drug use along with helpful alternatives. (2:58)

Self-Care Basics

The Four Basics of Self-Care

A checklist of four areas on which we can focus to take good care of ourselves. (0:44)

 

Five Tips for Better Sleep

 Dr. Szczesny, who specializes in sleep concerns, describes best ways to get a good night's sleep. (2:37)

 

Racial Trauma

Racial Trauma Toolkit

Experiencing racism is a traumatic experience. Learn more about the impact of racial trauma and where to find help. (2:38)

Managing Strong Emotions

The Four Basics of Self-Care

A checklist of four areas on which we can focus to take good care of ourselves. (0:44)

 

Grounding: Bringing Peace to the Present

Restoring balance through three easy grounding techniques that can be done today. (2:39)

 

One Minute Scribble

An exercise to get your thoughts and feelings of stress and anxiety onto paper so you can move forward with more calm in your day. (5:06)

Attention, Focus, and Motivation

Grounding: Bringing Peace to the Present

Restoring balance through three easy grounding techniques that can be done today. (2:39)

 

One Minute Scribble

An exercise to get your thoughts and feelings of stress and anxiety onto paper so you can move forward with more calm in your day. (5:06)

Self-Compassion and Growth

Grounding: Bringing Peace to the Present

Restoring balance through three easy grounding techniques that can be done today. (2:39)

 

The Four Basics of Self-Care

A checklist of four areas on which we can focus to take good care of ourselves. (0:44)

 

Steady: Dialectical Behavior Therapy Skills

Dialectical Behavioral Therapy (DBT) Introduction and Distress Tolerance

Part one of a four-part series. This is an introduction to DBT and provides helpful strategies for tolerating strong emotions. (5:42)

 

Mindfulness

Part two of a four-part series. Mindfulness is a skill that helps us be in the present moment and tolerate distressing emotions. Learn several mindfulness strategies here. (5:23)

 

Interpersonal Effectiveness

Part three of a four-part series. Learn three basic skill areas for building and maintaining healthy relationships with others. (4:06)

 

Emotional Regulation

Part four of a four-part series. Emotional regulation outlines ways to let our emotions inform, but not control, our behaviors and lives. (5:42)

 

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