From the very beginning, the lunchbox fam has always been about supporting and looking out for one another above all else.
May is Mental Health Awareness Month. As the month comes to a close, the lunchbox team wanted to put this list of resources together for anyone struggling with their own mental health during this time. During this time, we know it can be especially hard being separated from friends and family, and having to isolate ourselves indoors. And of course, not being able to go out and enjoy our usual release of shows and music festivals.
Times like these can be difficult - but with a little help, we can all lift each other up. Whether you’re feeling just OK or having a difficult time, please consider checking out the resources below to seek the help you need - there’s one for you!
Remember fam - we’re here for you.
- with love from the lunchbox team
Types of Resources Included
Music & Ambient Meditations
Key Websites & Resources
Additional Medical Resources
Music & Ambient Meditations
Flow State by Above & Beyond - “A 49-minute, 17 track journey of ambient compositions and warm, neo-classical soundscapes for comfort, reflection and calm.”https://open.spotify.com/album/0kWP6DpuAwyqICsF0HMOLb?si=7KeZQoaDTPenmVNo5ns5Tw
Flow State Meditations by Above & Beyond- “A series of spoken word meditations, set to music from ‘Flow State’”https://open.spotify.com/album/1hDGPTlPtKtN5xlDYa8li0?si=aI-DGDicTXeiDqfI_OEAuw
Lofi hip hop beats -A Spotify Playlist and Youtube Stream “Chillhop beats with that worn, dusty Lo-Fi sound. For more lofi vibes check out our 24/7 youtube live stream”https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=7NOSDKb0HlU&feature=emb_title
Mindful Focus -A Spotify Playlist “Marvels from the (neo)classical and cinematic genres to make you flow into and through deep work.https://open.spotify.com/playlist/1bhzpmHvdnBySu3dK5yMss?si=zSf8Q8xIT8CsGCEqI4CsEw
Headspace - “Headspace is your personal guide to health and happiness. It can help you focus, breathe, stay calm, and create the conditions for a better night’s sleep by practicing meditation and mindfulness. When you need some stress relief or lessons on creating a better sleep cycle, Headspace can help. Just download this free meditation, mindfulness, sleep app, then sit back and breathe to relax.”
Calm - “Calm is the perfect mindfulness app for beginners, but also includes hundreds of programs for intermediate and advanced users.Guided meditation sessions are available in lengths of 3, 5, 10, 15, 20 or 25 minutes so you can choose the perfect length to fit with your schedule.”
10% Happier -“A free introduction to meditation with video lessons that teach the essentials, guided audio meditations that walk you through the practice, and a coach to help you follow through.”
BetterHelp -“BetterHelp is the convenient way to get professional help from licensed therapists and counselors online. You and your counselor will get your own secure “room”. This will be your private place to communicate day or night. You can access this room from any internet connected device, wherever you are.You can write about yourself, the things going on in your life, ask questions and discuss the challenges you’re facing. Your counselor will login to the same room and respond with feedback, insights and guidance. Together you’ll work towards making a positive change in your life, accomplishing your goals and overcoming your problems.”
Rootd -“Rootd is a female led app for those struggling with panic attacks & anxiety. Helping you overcome anxiety & regain confidence. An app that blends a guided process for both immediate and long term relief, with clean and engaging design. Get Rootd to always have panic attack and anxiety relief right in your pocket.”
Sleep Time- “Your sleep guru & sleep timer. Sleep well and quiet. Wake up at the lightest sleep stage with your sleep cycle timer. Understand sleep score and analysis. Be your own sleep guru with the best sleep timer.”
Key Websites & Resources
National Institute of Mental Health -“The National Institute of Mental Health (NIMH) is the lead federal agency for research on mental disorders. NIMH is one of the 27 Institutes and Centers that make up the National Institutes of Health (NIH), the largest biomedical research agency in the world. NIH is part of the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS).”
Anxiety and Depression Association of America -“Founded in 1979, ADAA is an international nonprofit membership organization dedicated to the prevention, treatment, and cure of anxiety, depression, OCD, PTSD, and co-occurring disorders through education, practice, and research.”
Mental Health America- “Founded in 1909 by Clifford W. Beers, Mental Health America (MHA) is the nation’s leading community-based nonprofit dedicated to addressing the needs of those living with mental illness and promoting the overall mental health of all Americans.”
The Trevor Project -“Founded in 1998 by the creators of the Academy Award®-winning short film TREVOR, The Trevor Project is the leading national organization providing crisis intervention and suicide prevention services to lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, queer & questioning (LGBTQ) young people under 25.”
Crisis Text Line -“If you are in crisis, reach out for help. Text ‘REASON’ to 741741 or visitwww.crisistextline.org. Always free and confidential, 24/7”
National Suicide Prevention Lifeline -Dial 1-800-273-8255 or visitwww.suicidepreventionlifeline.org
The National Alliance on Mental Illness (NAMI) -“NAMI operates an emergency mental health hotline Monday–Friday from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. EST. Operators can provide information about mental illness and refer callers to treatment, support groups, family support, and legal support, if needed.” Call 1-800-950-6264 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
National Institute of Mental Health (NIMH) -“In addition to the phone line, there is a live online chat option. These resources are available Monday–Friday, 8:30 a.m. to 5 p.m. EST.” Call (866) 615-6464 or visit their website above for more information.
Medicine Assistance Tool -“You have enough to worry about right now. Figuring out how to pay for your prescriptions shouldn’t be another stressor. PhRMA’s Medicine Assistance Tool (MAT) is a search engine designed to help patients, caregivers and health care providers learn more about the resources available through the various biopharmaceutical industry programs. MAT is not its own patient assistance program, but rather a search engine for many of the patient assistance resources that the biopharmaceutical industry offers.”https://medicineassistancetool.org/
https://www.healthcare.gov/ - “Provides specific information about coverage options in your state, including private options, high-risk pools and other public programs (800-318-2596)”