AllenComm & Columbia University

Free Online Guide for Coping with COVID-19

Salt Lake City, UT (USA), April 2020 - AllenComm has partnered with the Columbia University Department of Psychiatry to create free online guides that provide coping skills for getting through the COVID-19 lockdown. COVID-19: Tips for Facing the Lockdown is a free digital guide designed by AllenComm and written by Dr. Barbara Stanley, Professor of Medical Psychology at the Columbia University Psychiatric Department. 

This follows a guide released last week, COVID-19: 5 Tips to Face Your Anxiety. These free resources are designed as a public service by AllenComm and Columbia University during these critical times.

"Staying inside poses many challenges. For some, it's loneliness and isolation; for others, it's coping with being in close quarters with family members or roommates," says Dr. Stanley. "There are simple, tried and true techniques that psychologists have developed that we can all use to get us through this difficult time."

COVID-19 Tips for Facing the Lockdown addresses common frustrations caused by being stuck in the house. The guide is laid out in easy-to-navigate modules and covers helpful topics such as regulating your mood; using mindfulness to accept what can’t be changed; finding ways to treat yourself; harnessing the power of changing up your routine to alter your perspective; and finding ways to preserve or strengthen your relationships. This free resource can be accessed by anyone with an internet connection on their mobile device or computer. These guides can also be hosted on corporate, educational, and governmental learning- management systems free of charge.

"As L&D leaders, we are committed to sharing these effective coping skills to the public at large," said Ron Zamir, AllenComm CEO. "While our country focuses on the medical care of so many Americans, we shouldn’t forget that our mental health is under assault. During these times of crisis, we are proud of our partners and our team for helping scale this type of learning to the masses so quickly."