Published: April 7, 2020

AllenComm And Columbia University Offer Guides For Coping With COVID-19

COVID-19: Tips for Facing the Lockdown is the latest of two free digital guides designed to help with the tension caused by the COVID-19 outbreak.


Emma Hartsfield

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Free Online Guide For Coping With COVID-19

AllenComm has partnered with the Columbia University Department of Psychiatry to create free online guides that provide coping skills for getting through the COVID-19 lockdown. COVID-19: Tips for Facing the Lockdown is a free digital guide designed by AllenComm and written by Dr. Barbara Stanley Professor of Medical Psychology at the Columbia University Psychiatric Department. This follows a guide released last week, COVID-19: 5 Tips to Face Your Anxiety. These free resources are designed as a public service by AllenComm and Columbia University during these critical times.

"Staying inside poses many challenges. For some, it's loneliness and isolation; for others, it's coping with being in close quarters with family members or roommates," says Dr. Stanley. "There are simple, tried and true techniques that psychologists have developed that we can all use to get us through this difficult time."

COVID-19: Tips for Facing the Lockdown addresses common frustrations caused by being stuck in the house. The guide is laid out in easy-to-navigate modules and covers helpful topics such as regulating your mood, using mindfulness to accept what can’t be changed, finding ways to treat yourself, harnessing the power of changing up your routine to alter your perspective, and finding ways to preserve or strengthen your relationships. This free resource can be accessed by anyone with an internet connection on their mobile device or computer. These guides can also be hosted on corporate, educational and governmental Learning Management Systems free of charge. Contact AllenComm for more information.

"As L&D leaders, we are committed to sharing these effective coping skills to the public at large," said Ron Zamir, AllenComm CEO. "While our country focuses on the medical care of so many Americans, we shouldn’t forget that our mental health is under assault. During these times of crisis, we are proud of our partners and our team for helping scale this type of learning to the masses so quickly."

About AllenComm

For over 35 years, AllenComm has partnered with Fortune 100 companies to create and scale unique, innovative learning solutions. Extensive Instructional Design experience, innovative learning technologies, and agency-level creative teams enable AllenComm to stand out in the learning landscape. Considered one of the top 10 firms of its kind in the country, AllenComm wins over 40 awards year after year for their tailored learning solutions. With internal workforce and experience, AllenComm is uniquely positioned in the learning space to meet multiple needs from small to very large change management projects. Partnering with AllenComm to supplement and support human capital management needs has helped customers reduce expenses, shorten onboarding periods, and raise the impact of sales and compliance efforts.

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About Columbia University Department Of Psychiatry

The Columbia University Department of Psychiatry is one of the largest in the country in terms of faculty size as well as state, federal, and foundation research support. They are currently among the top-ranked in the nation for Psychiatry in the US News & World Report Best Hospital rankings, as well as in psychiatric research funding from the National Institutes of Health. They have extraordinary clinical, educational, and research resources. Their faculty includes over 400 psychiatrists, psychologists, social workers, nurses, and neurobehavioral scientists. Clinical facilities and laboratories of the Psychiatry Department are located in a large number of institutions and healthcare systems. These include New York-Presbyterian Hospital, Columbia University Irving Medical Center, the New York State Psychiatric Institute, the New York State Office of Mental Health, and the Washington Heights Community Mental Health Center. The Department of Psychiatry also houses the Center for Neurobiology and Behavior, the Mind/Brain Institute, a Howard Hughes Research Institute and the Stanley Center for Applied Neuroscience of Bipolar Disorders.