Experts recommend talking with a professional, which is easier than ever these days thanks to “teletherapy.”
Online therapy sites such as BetterHealth, Doctor on Demand, Wellnite, Larkr, Real, ReGain, AbleTo and MDLive are affordable, often take insurance, and easy to schedule appointments on.
Apps HearMe, Wisdom, and Lyf (iOS and Android) hook you up with a person, or group of people, ready to lend a sympathetic ear and help you talk things through without waiting for an appointment. HearMe lets you chat via anonymous text with a stranger within a minute or two of logging in. Lyf is similar but lets you connect with — and follow — hundreds of other people using the app. Wisdo hooks you up with support groups, and can also connect you with a trained coach for one-on-one private sessions or moderated discussions with Wisdo mentors.
Give your brain a break with feel-good videos like animal odd couples from the Dodo including an inseparable ferret and dog duo, or this especially sweet cat and dog combo.
Explore.org’s YouTube channel is also absolutely magical. It takes you front and center to remote places around the globe via live feed. From perching next to an owl’s nest in Montana to hunkering down next to an elephant-filled wildlife watering hole in Kenya, the awe and wonder are real. If you want to share the moment with others, click on the “Pop Comments” button and text chat to your heart’s content.