Community Standards and Counseling
Community Standards & Counseling provides links to extensive information on a wide variety of personal development and mental health related topics. Some of those are listed here to help you explore what is available.
Available Apps and Resources
Our listing of these sites and resources does not imply that the Community Standards & Counseling office or its staff endorses all of the information which is included. We encourage you to evaluate the materials and use what you find helpful.
- Meditation and Mindfulness (free download)
Meditation for modern life. No incense required. Get the most out of your day with the Headspace meditation app. We'll help you focus, breathe, stay calm, perform at your best and get a better night's rest through the life-changing skills of relaxation, meditation and mindfulness. In just a few minutes a day, you'll learn how to train your mind and body for a healthier, happier, stress-free life. Need a bit of stress relief during your rough day or guidance on how to sleep well at night? Headspace can help.
- Insite Timer (free download; offline mode: $4.99)
Learn to meditate with the world's top mindfulness, meditation and sleep experts. Insight Timer is the most popular free meditation app with 5 million meditators and more free content than any other app.
- Meditation for Fidgety Skeptics (free download)
Guided Meditation and Mindfulness. A clear, simple approach to meditation with New York Times bestselling author Dan Harris and some of the most respected (and cool) meditation teachers on the planet. Built for fidgety skeptics, designed to help you stick with it.
- Eat Right Now (1 mo.=$24.99; 1 yr=$99.99; 1 yr premium=$129.99)
Eat Right Now is a 28-day program to help change your relationship to eating. Developed by Dr. Judson Brewer MD, PhD, a world expert in mindfulness training, and the team at Claritas Mindsciences, this program will give you step by step training to help you learn how to work with food cravings, what type of food we reach for and how we eat. Eat Right Now provides daily instruction through playlists of audio and video tracks, goal-setting tools, and daily reminders.
- Recovery Record (free download)
Recovery Record is the smart companion for managing your journey to recovery from eating disorders including anorexia nervosa, bulimia nervosa, and binge eating disorder. This app is also intended for people with general eating, weight and shape concerns.
- Unwinding Anxiety (1 mo.=$29.99; 6 mo.=$139.99; 1 yr=$209.99)
Unwind your mind. Learn invaluable skills that will enable you to 'slow down the wind-up' and control anxiety for the rest of your life. Our progressive 30-day program, with short daily exercises, will help you learn how your mind works, so you can change habits. You'll learn how to switch gears the moment unwanted sensations and anxiety arise, and ultimately change the 'habit loop' that leads to anxiety.
- Craving to Quit Cost (free download and use for 3 days; 1 mo.=$24.99)
Craving to Quit is a 21-day program based on a successful smoking cessation program developed and tested at Yale University. Craving to Quit provides daily instruction through playlists of audio and video tracks, goal-setting tools, and daily reminders. As you progress through the program, we will walk you down to 0 cigarettes/day by giving you the tools you need to successfully quit smoking one step at a time.
- Self-Help for Anxiety Management (free download)
SAM is a psycho-educational tool to help you understand and manage your anxiety. SAM will help you to understand what causes your anxiety, monitor your anxious thoughts and behavior over time and manage your anxiety through self-help exercises and private reflection.
- Rescue Time (free download)
Time management and productivity tracker for mobile and desktop. Rescue Time for Android is an automatic productivity and time tracker that helps you understand and control the time spent on your Android device. Get rich insights into how you spend your day, build better habits, and beat distractions.
- MoodPanda (free download)
MoodPanda is your Supportive Mood Diary. Track your mood, get anonymous support from a community of 100k+ lovely people.
- Panic Relief Free stop anxiety (free download)
Quick control over anxiety and stress in your body; 4 tools you can use now! The best app to help you cope with panic, stress, and anxiety! Panic Relief is developed by a Danish Psychiatrist and specialist in Cognitive Behavioral Therapy, Marianne Breds Geoffroy.
- Learn Languages Free (free download)
Practice your speaking, reading, listening and writing skills while playing a game! You'll improve your vocabulary and grammar skills by answering questions and completing lessons. Start with basic verbs, phrases, and sentences, and learn new words daily.
- Brainscape Flashcards (free download)
Find, create and study SMART FLASHCARDS on any device. DOUBLE your learning speed using the most effective study system on the planet. Keep all your content in sync across Brainscape's website and your Android devices.
- Evernote (free download)
Evernote Helps you focus on what matters most and have access to your information when you need it. Input typed notes or scan handwritten notes. Add to-dos, photos, images, web pages, or audio and it's all instantly searchable. Create notebooks, organizers, planners. Organize notes any way you want and share with anyone. And Evernote syncs your notes and notebooks across your devices so your information is always with you, everywhere you go.
- TED (free download)
Inspiring talks by remarkable people, free to the world. Feed your curiosity and expand your world with TED talks. Explore more than 3,000 TED Talks by topic, mood, from tech to science to the surprises of your own psychology.
- Scribd (free download)
Scribd gives you access to an unlimited* number of best books, audiobooks, magazines, documents, and more. We make it easy for you to stay informed, discover new passions, and feed your curiosity. No matter what you're looking for, Scribd is the only reading app you need.
- 2-1-1 Finger Lakes Lifeline
2-1-1/LIFE LINE is here for everyone, every day, anytime. Community members are connected with experienced telecounselors by simply dialing 2-1-1 for free and confidential assistance connecting to vital services within the community. When you need help locating basic resources (like food, clothing, shelter) or need crisis stabilization for yourself or someone you know, Finger Lakes Lifeline is available to listen and to help.
- Crisis Text Line
Crisis Text Line is free, 24/7 support for those in crisis. By simply texting HOME to 741741, you can connect with trained Crisis Counselors. Our first priority is helping people move from a hot moment to a cool calm, guiding you to create a plan to stay safe and healthy.
Text HOME or Text CONNECT to 741741 from anywhere in the USA, anytime, about any type of crisis. A live, trained Crisis Counselor receives the text and lets you know that they are here to listen. The volunteer Crisis Counselor will help you move from a hot moment to a cool moment, all from their secure online platform.
- National Alliance on Mental Illness (NAMI)
NAMI is the nation's largest grassroots mental health organization dedicated to building better lives for the millions of Americans affected by mental illness through awareness, support and education.
NAMI offers clear, concise information on mental health topics, such as:
PSYCOM an online mental health resource providing information on a variety of mental health conditions including bipolar disorder, ADHD, obsessive-compulsive disorder, schizophrenia, depression, and generalized anxiety disorder.
PSYCOM seeks to inspire patients and their caregivers to better understand their mental health conditions and to take an active role in their own care.
- TED Talks
TED is a nonpartisan nonprofit devoted to spreading ideas, usually in the form of short, powerful talks.