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Useful Websites & Mobile Phone Apps for Patients

1. Breathe2Relax: a mobile app that provides guided breathing instruction through video and audio tutorials

2. Headspace: a mobile app that guides users through meditation sessions, which has been shown to reduce depressive symptoms
3. Guided audio files from the University of California San Diego: Online resources with guided meditation audios that include mindfulness-based stress reduction, which have been shown to improve mental well-being

Cognitive Behavioral Therapy
4. MoodGYM: website for an online 5-week cognitive behavioral therapy program proven to decrease suicide ideation in medical interns
5. Stress Gym: an online program that includes 8 modules and step-by-step stress management guides. University of Michigan Depression Center.

Suicide Prevention
6. Virtual Hope Box: a mobile app for suicide prevention that helps users with coping, relaxation, distraction, and positive thinking
7. Stay Alive: a suicide prevention app that provides customized safety plans, breathing and grounding exercise tutorials, and an online discussion forum


Opioid Abuse Treatment Resources

Consumer Health Websites

  • MedlinePlus Consumer Health Information:  Free consumer health information on hundreds of topics, in more than 20 languages, wth updates added daily.
  • American Academy of Family Physicians:  Free good, quality consumer health sponsored by the leading association of Family Physicians.  Easily searchable.
  • PubMed Health:  Free website sponsored by the US National Library of Medicine (NLM). "PubMed Health provides information for consumers and clinicians on prevention and treatment of diseases and conditions."

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