Published: April 28, 2020

Large Organizations Share Columbia University’s COVID-19 Coping Guides

Two online guides from the University of Columbia University Department of Psychiatry and AllenComm help with the tension caused by the COVID-19 outbreak.

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Emma Hartsfield

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Online Guides On Coping During COVID-19

As a service to the community, AllenComm and the Columbia University Department of Psychiatry released 2 online guides that teach coping skills for getting through the COVID-19 outbreak. COVID-19: Tips for Facing the Lockdown and COVID-19: 5 Tips to Face Your Anxiety have now been distributed by recognizable companies such as Change Healthcare, Chick-Fil-A, and several others.

The organizations that have shared these resources have a strong commitment to the morale of their teams and communities. Their leadership has prompted them to ensure their employees have the resources they need to weather this difficult time.

"I went through [the guide] and was pleased to see it was echoing a lot of what we've been sharing with our teams as well," said one executive. "I will definitely forward it, so others are aware."

What Do The Guides Offer?

These guides address common frustrations and the anxiety caused by the Coronavirus outbreak. Laid out in easy-to-navigate modules, the guides cover helpful topics such as evaluating helpful vs. harmful thoughts, regulating your mood, changing the stories you tell yourself to ease anxiety, using mindfulness to accept what can’t be changed, finding ways to treat yourself and keep your mind and body active, harnessing the power of changing up your routine to alter your perspective, and finding ways to preserve or strengthen your relationships.

"There are simple, tried, and true techniques that psychologists have developed that we can all use to get us through this difficult time," says Dr. Barbara Stanley, writer of COVID-10: Tips for Facing the Lockdown.

These resources 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.

"We are committed to sharing these effective coping skills with our clients and partners," 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 honored to have developed a resource that is quickly becoming so valuable to businesses and communities."

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.