We hope that this list of resources will be of benefit to you if you experience any emotional or psychological difficulty after answering any of our study questions.
Finding a Therapist
Here is a list of counselors and therapists curated by meditation teacher, Sean Feit Oakes: https://www.seanfeitoakes.com/resources-healing-practice/counselors-therapists/.
You might also try Psychology Today—a website that allows you to search for mental health providers in your area. This site allows you to search by specialty (e.g., there are specialists in anxiety, grief, depression) and by demographics so that you may also choose a mental health resource of your preferred gender, ethnicity, etc. Many insurance providers can also help you locate specialists within your health insurance networks that meet these same specifications. Please do not hesitate to reach out to us to let us know if you need help locating additional supports.
National Resources for Immediate support
Trauma Response & Crisis Care (TRACC) Community Care: Covid-19 (and beyond) support to activists, organizers, BIPOC, QTPOC, and first responders.
National Suicide Prevention Lifeline: free 24/7 hotline for those who experiencing emotional distress or suicidal thoughts
Rape, Abuse, & Incest National Network (RAINN): free 24/7 hotline for survivors of sexual assault
National Alliance on Mental Illness (NAMI): helpline for those encountering mental illness
Veteran’s Crisis Line: free 24/7 hotline for veterans or active members of service
800-273-8255, press 1 when prompted
Blackline: free 24/7 hotline geared towards Black, Black LGBTQI, Brown, Indigenous and Muslim communities. You can call or text.
LGBTQI Resources: a list of spiritual, religious, academic, legal, and advocacy resources for LGBTQI community members.
California Bay Area Resources
Sonoma, Lake and Mendocino County Crisis Line: free 24/7 hotline for those who are suicidal or in crisis 855-587-6373
Marin County Crisis Line: free 24/7 hotline for those who are suicidal or in crisis
Yolo County Crisis Line: free 24/7 hotline for those who are suicidal or in crisis
California Peer-Run Warmline: free 24/7 non-emergency line providing emotional support to those in distress
Meditation Related Resource
If you feel you have experienced any difficulties due to meditation, you may contact Dr. Willoughby Britton at firstname.lastname@example.org. Dr. Britton is the Director of the Clinical and Affective Neuroscience Laboratory at the Warren Alpert Medical School at Brown University, and has expertise in potentially adverse effects of mediation.
Trauma & PTSD Info: some brief information about trauma https://www.nami.org/Blogs/NAMI-Blog/November-2017/PTSD-and-Trauma-Not-Just-for-Veterans