HeartMath uses heart rate variability to improve emotional, mental and physical wellbeing. The method is simple and used in a wide variety of settings (hospitals, sports clinics, schools, the military, etc). A pulse sensor collects data that is translated into user–friendly graphics. Users experience how their thoughts, behaviors and emotions affect their heart and nervous system and develop skills to create a balanced state The Institute of HeartMath has conducted and published research on Heartmath technology for over 25 years.
Crisis Text Line serves young people in any type of crisis, providing them free access, 24/7, emotional support and information they need via the medium they already use and trust: text. Here’s how it works: A teen texts 741741 into CTL anywhere, anytime. A live, trained specialist receives the text and responds quickly. The specialist helps the teen stay safe and healthy with effective, secure counseling and referrals through text message using CTL’s platform. CTL partners with existing organizations that are experienced, highly trained, and well-equipped to respond to teens in crisis: experienced crisis centers, youth-serving organizations, and experts in the youth and mental health fields.
Common Sense Media is dedicated to helping kids thrive in a world of media and technology. They empower parents, teachers, and policymakers by providing unbiased information, trusted advice, and innovative tools to help harness the power of media and technology as a positive force in all kids’ lives.
Wellcasts are quirky, animated shows that explore paths to physical, mental, and emotional health. The topics cover issues from Over Coming Fear, Body Image, Puberty and more. While geared toward junior high and high school ages, adults enjoy them as well.
The Hilarious World of Depression is a series of frank, moving, and, yes, funny conversations with top performers who have dealt with this disease, hosted by veteran humorist and public radio host John Moe. It is a chance to gain some insight, have a few laughs, and realize that people with depression are not alone and that together, we can all feel a bit better.
BrainBeat is a cognitive trainer that’s scientifically proven to improve focus through fun, interactive exercises. Users receive instant, measurable feedback through scoring, sounds and light cues; and as their focus skills – and scores – improve, kids earn fun badges of encouragement. It has been scientifically proven to enhance academic, social and behavioral skills such as problem-solving, concentration, multi-tasking and more. Rresearch has shown, that when a child completes the 14 session training following the recommended protocol of a minimum of 2-3 sessions per week there is a lasting effect to the training.