Care During COVID-19

Telehealth Appointments

During the COVID-19 crisis, Baywell is providing care through telehealth.  Our sessions are conducted through our secure, HIPAA compliant Zoom account.  While shelter-in-place orders are in effect, telehealth is available to everyone.  We are pleased to deliver high quality mental health care to the safety of your home. Please call our main office to schedule an appointment 415-922-9122 or email us at office@baywellpsych.com.

COVID-19 Support Group

Baywell Psychiatry Group is offering an online COVID-19 Support Group on Monday afternoons. This group is for individuals looking to foster support through building relationships with others during this challenging time. The group is led by Dr. Inti Flores and Dr. Tina Toutoungi and is conducted through secure Zoom meetings. If you are interested, please call the Baywell main number at 415-922-9122 or email us at office@baywellpsych.com

UCSF COPE Program

Our practice is proud to be part of the UCSF COPE Program.  During this challenging time, our providers are expediting care for healthcare workers in the Bay Area.

Nervous System Reset Class

Join us on Tuesday afternoons for a Nervous System Reset to discharge stress and promote relaxation. We will be using gentle movement and breathing techniques to release  tension and support our bodies in finding balance and ease. Each class will include check-in, warm-up, large muscle engagement, sensory awareness, and guided relaxation. Keeping things playful, we will give the mind a break and the body the care it deserves. You will learn simple, effective tools for settling the nervous system that you can use any time. The class is suitable for all fitness levels, and no previous meditation experience is needed.  Led by Dr. Carson Brown. If you are interested, please call the Baywell main number at 415-922-9122 or email us at office@baywellpsych.com

Online Resources for Patients

Baywell providers have collected this list of online resources for our patients.  

Alcohol/Substance Use Recovery Online Groups

Alcoholics Anonymous (AA): https://www.aa-intergroup.org/directory.php

The Buzz, AA SF/Marin newsletter: https://aasfmarin.org/the-buzz

FAQ for Locals: https://docs.google.com/document/d/1cdWSR347jHP2MTP36xcFVld9k0250awc9GAI3eNMn9g/edit

Al Anon: https://al-anon.org/al-anon-meetings/electronic-meetings/

Self-Management and Recovery Training (SMART): https://www.smartrecovery.org/community/calendar.php

Moderation Management (MM): https://moderation.org/, Program to “address the needs of beginning stage problem drinkers.”

-San Francisco MM Zoom Meeting, Mondays, 6:30pm:  https://zoom.us/j/149906498?pwd=QkoxZHgvRHN2c1lLK2VOcExrMkpXZz09

Zoom Meeting ID: 149 906 498, Password: SFMM. Browser only meeting link:  https://zoom.us/wc/join/149906498

-Mobile meeting: +1 312 626 6799. San Jose phone numbers: +1 408 638 0968, +1 669 900 6833; ID: 149 906 498, Password: 621360.

-More Info? Write to Kevin: sanfrancisco@moderation.org

Marijuana Anonymous (MA): https://marijuana-anonymous.org/find-a-meeting/ 

-24h chatroom: https://ma-online.org/

-Phone meetings: https://ma-phone.org/

Smoking/Tobacco Cessation: https://smokefree.gov/everytrycounts

Overeaters Anonymous (OA): https://oa.org/find-a-meeting/?type=1  No registration required. Online, telephone, and non-real-time meeting lists.

Sex & Love Addicts Anonymous (SLAA): https://slaafws.org/onlinemeetings

Low-Fee Psychotherapy

Integral Counseling Center at Pierce Street, Telehealth Therapy: https://www.ciis.edu/counseling-and-acupuncture-clinics/integral-counseling-center-at-pierce-street

Phone: 415-776-3109, Email: integralcounseling2@gmail.com,

Low fee services to Bay Area residents with job loss/support concerns during the health crisis.

Online Peer Support & Support Groups

Mental Health Association of San Francisco (MHASF): 24/7 immediate, free, non-emergency, peer support by phone or online chat. Open to anyone in California.

https://www.mentalhealthsf.org/

Depression and Bipolar Support Alliance (DBSA) online groups page: Free, may require login, page has link to meeting list.  https://www.dbsalliance.org/support/chapters-and-support-groups/online-support-groups/

Postpartum Support International (PSI)  online weekly support groups: Requires free email sign up. Groups: Perinatal (Pregnancy & Postpartum) Mood Support Group, Pregnancy Mood Support Group, NICU Parents, Military Moms.                 https://www.postpartum.net/get-help/psi-online-support-meetings/

Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT)

Online CBT for Insomnia List: https://www.psychologyhelp.com/online-cbt-i-insomnia/

Basic Free CBT handouts for patients/therapists: getselfhelp.co.uk

Dialectical Behavioral Therapy (DBT)

Bay Area DBT & Couples Counseling Center: https://bayareadbtcc.com . Monday night group, 5:30-7. info@bayareadbtcc.com

Online DBT skills group:  https://emotionallysensitive.com/classes/ 

Self-help DBT skills: https://www.dbtselfhelp.com/

Mindfulness/Meditation

10% Happier Coronavirus Guide: https://www.tenpercent.com/coronavirussanityguide

tenpercent.com/live

Free guided meditations:

Mindfulness & Compassion (resources from Stanford, including videos): +Helpful list of introductory videos. https://wellmd.stanford.edu/healthy/mindfulness.html

Mindfulness-Based Stress Reduction (MBSR) online course (Palouse Mindfulness): https://palousemindfulness.com/index.html

Thich Nhat Hanh: https://www.thichnhathanhfoundation.org

Walking Mindfulness: https://www.mindful.org/daily-mindful-walking-practice/

Mindfulness Apps: 10% Happier, Breathe, Calm, Headspace, Insight Timer, Smiling Mind

Mind-Body Medicine

The Center for Mind-Body Medicine (CMBM): https://cmbm.org

Online Skills Group: https://cmbm.org/onlinegroup/

The Transformation Self-Care Resources: https://cmbm.org/thetransformation/resources/

Health/COVID-19

California COVID-19 Info: https://covid19.ca.gov/

UCSF “Resources to Support Your Mental Health During the COVID-19 Outbreak:” https://psychiatry.ucsf.edu/coronavirus

https://psychiatry.ucsf.edu/coronavirus/seekinghelp#b

NAMI Coronavirus Info (pdf): https://www.nami.org/getattachment/About-NAMI/NAMI-News/2020/NAMI-Updates-on-the-Coronavirus/COVID-19-Updated-Guide-1.pdf?lang=en-US

Trans/Non-binary Community COVID-19 Resources: https://www.genderyouthproviders.com/blank-page-9

Exercise & Fitness

Weight Watchers Digital Plan (1 week free): https://www.weightwatchers.com/us/promos/free-trial

Noom App: Not restrictive, plan for long-term change, applies CBT principles/skills to weight loss.

Streaming Fitness classes (various): https://www.7×7.com/online-yoga-pilates-fitness-classes-2645502792.html

Yoga with Adriene: https://www.youtube.com/user/yogawithadriene

Yoga classes library: https://www.myyogaworks.com/, 1,300 classes, Lengths vary: 5-90 minutes. Free 30-day trial, then $15/month.

Dance parties (Instagram): Ryan Heffington’s Sweatfest. https://www.instagram.com/ryan.heffington/?hl=en

Finances

Budgeting Apps, 4/2020 (free and low-cost options): https://www.cnet.com/news/the-best-budgeting-apps/

Activities/Distractions

Houseparty: Social app (iOS, Android, Google Chrome extension) that allows users to play virtual social/party games together. (up to 8 people).

Online group/party games: http://playingcards.io/

Synced website, up to 6 people. Players enter with room code.

Netflix Party: Netflix users with Google Chrome browsers on their computers can watch and discuss Netflix movies/TV shows together. https://www.netflixparty.com/

Online classes:

https://www.coursera.org/

https://www.udemy.com

Free coding classes: https://www.freecodecamp.org/

Online cooking classes: https://www.instructables.com/class/Cooking-Class/

Public library content (free with library card):

-Libby/Overdrive App: Can check out ebooks, Kindle books, and audiobooks from the app. Library card required.

-Kanopy App: Access to lectures/courses, foreign films, documentaries, and the arts/performances/plays.

 

Audiobooks

-Free offers from Audible: https://stories.audible.com/discovery

Mostly children’s books, multiple languages, +some classics.  

-Librivox.org:  https://librivox.org        

Free public domain audiobooks (published before 1923).

Book Clubs/Discussion: Goodreads (website/app).

The Arts: Virtual Tours & Concerts 

https://www.cnn.com/style/article/what-to-do-at-home-streaming-art-museums-concerts-coronavirus-trnd/index.html

https://www.npr.org/2020/03/20/818670715/getting-bored-heres-a-list-of-free-things-that-werent-free-before-coronavirus 

Free virtual tours:

https://www.theguardian.com/travel/2020/mar/23/10-of-the-worlds-best-virtual-museum-and-art-gallery-tours

https://www.washingtonpost.com/travel/2020/03/18/these-historic-sites-attractions-are-offering-virtual-tours-during-coronavirus-pandemic/

National parks: https://www.cbsnews.com/news/coronavirus-is-closing-national-parks-but-you-can-still-visit-them-on-a-virtual-tour-2020-03-21/

NPR concerts: https://www.npr.org/2020/03/17/816504058/a-list-of-live-virtual-concerts-to-watch-during-the-coronavirus-shutdown

Free streaming opera: Also, see the CNN and NPR lists above.

-HD Met Opera: https://www.metopera.org/Season/Radio/Free-Live-Audio-Streams/

-Audio Met Opera: https://www.metopera.org/Season/On-Demand/

Volunteer Activities (online)

Crisis Text Line

https://www.crisistextline.org/volunteer/

Librivox: Volunteer to record some free public domain audiobooks (published before 1923).

https://librivox.org/pages/volunteer-for-librivox/

Idealist.org: Search for volunteer activities.

https://www.idealist.org/en/actions?actionType=VOLOP&isVirtual=YES&q=&searchMode=true

Ivint.org: Post your own volunteer project

https://www.ivint.org/volunteer-from-home-coronavirus-covid-19/

Volunteer Research Projects

https://unraid.net/blog/help-take-the-fight-to-covid-19-with-boinc-or-folding-home

Folding@home:

https://foldingathome.org/covid19/

https://foldingathome.org/

 Rosetta@home: “By running Rosetta@home on your computer when you’re not using it you will speed up and extend our efforts to design new proteins and to predict their 3-dimensional shapes.”

https://boinc.bakerlab.org/

Zooinverse.org: Online platform for people-powered research.

https://www.zooniverse.org/

Volunteer Activities (apps)

 Be My Eyes (iOS/Android)

Sighted volunteer receives a video call from blind or low-vision person for assistance with tasks.

 Tarjimly (iOS/Google Play)

https://www.tarjim.ly/en

 Tarjimly means “translate for me.” Founded in 2017 in response to the Syrian refugee crisis and the US Refugee & Travel Ban, their mission is to improve the efficiency of humanitarian services for refugees by eliminating language barriers.

Translators without Borders  (TWB)

https://translatorswithoutborders.org/volunteer/

Need to be fluent in at least two languages to be a translator. Also looking for other volunteers, including product managers, web/graphic design, fundraisers.

The United Nations Volunteers (UNV)

https://www.onlinevolunteering.org/en

 The UNV online volunteering service pairs organizations with volunteers to address sustainable development.

Online Resources for Children & Parents

AACAP Coronavirus Resources: https://www.aacap.org/coronavirus

 Talking to Children About COVID-19: https://www.aacap.org/App_Themes/AACAP/Docs/latest_news/2020/Coronavirus_COVID19__Children.pdf

Helping Children Cope with Sheltering in Place: https://www.aacap.org/App_Themes/AACAP/Docs/latest_news/2020/Helping-Kids-Cope-While-Sheltering-in-Place.pdf

Disaster and Trauma Resource Center (updated 2/2020): https://www.aacap.org/AACAP/Families_and_Youth/Resource_Centers/Disaster_Resource_Center/Home.aspx

 

Mindfulness for children and parents

Mindful Schools (free): https://www.mindfulschools.org/free-online-mindfulness-class-for-kids/

Exercise & Fitness

Indoor Exercise List: https://qns.com/story/2020/03/29/indoor-exercise-for-kids-online-classes-and-games-during-coronavirus/

 Kidz Bop: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCKE0Xnj818IDaHvIcRiq0Bg  

-Daily dance break: 3pm PT

Kid-Friendly Field Trips

 Monterey Bay Aquarium: https://www.montereybayaquarium.org/animals/live-cams

 San Diego Zoo: https://zoo.sandiegozoo.org/live-cams

 Mars: https://accessmars.withgoogle.com/

 Boston Children’s Museum: https://www.bostonchildrensmuseum.org/museum-virtual-tour

 +More: https://docs.google.com/document/d/e/2PACX-1vTbUBsKt4U5tR-eXC8b2bogrvjrVlEBl8OJIesNPw6b7BRScYRuyXIaSAVIcl_q52BI4SqrK4_HVQCw/pub

 STEM Activities

 NOAA’s list of science activities (updated 4/3): https://www.noaa.gov/education/stories/staying-in-keep-learning-with-science-activities-kids-and-families-can-do-at-home

 Boeing Future U: https://www.boeingfutureu.com/

 Scratch Coding Classes/Online Community: scratch.mit.edu

https://scratch.mit.edu/about

-ScratchJr for 5-7yo: https://www.scratchjr.org/

 Daily Science Experiments: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCj7mQxv2dAm6mhyx8-kb5Xw

 General Activities: https://www.losaltosca.gov/citymanager/page/fun-activities-keep-you-busy-during-covid-19-shelter-place

 Story Time

 Free Audible: https://stories.audible.com/start-listen

 Storyline Online children’s literacy program (stories read by actors): https://www.storylineonline.net/

Set Up An Initial Appointment

Call 415-922-9122 to set up your initial consultation at Baywell