Coping Skills Library

On-line Coping Resources Recommended by National Suicide Prevention Lifeline

Relaxation/Distraction Tools

Safe Space:  Lifeline’s new site with calming music, interactive visuals, and links to helpful resources

NowMattersNow:  Dialectical Behavior Therapy based ways for managing the most painful moments of life including suicidal thoughts

Body scan meditation:  Three-minute guided meditation

Music and meditation from Calm:  Music and meditation tracks that don’t require a log-in to access

Virtual museum tours:  Take a tour through 12 famous museums

Lunch Doodles with Mo Willems:  Draw, doodle and explore new ways of writing by visiting Mo’s studio virtually once a day for the next few weeks

Storyline Online:  Free stories read by celebrities

Breathe2Relax App:  Stress-management app that uses breathing exercises to manage stress

Breathe:  This video provides a focused, interactive breathing exercise

Stop, Breathe & Think:  Check in with how you’re feeling, and try short activities tuned to your emotions

Free “coloring” or puzzle apps (some options)


Anxiety Support Tools

54321 Grounding:  A grounding technique to help manage anxiety

Virtual Hope Box:  Simple tools to help with coping, relaxation, distraction, and positive thinking

SAM App (Self-help for Anxiety Management:  Helps monitor anxious thoughts and use guided self-help exercises

Sanvello:  Teaches you CBT through immersive journeys that combine videos, audio exercises, activities, and  mood and health habit tracking