Mental Health & Wellbeing for Providers

According to the Center for the Study of Traumatic Stress, helping people is incredibly rewarding. However, it can leave us experiencing fear, grief, frustration, guilt, insomnia, exhaustion, or a desire to leave the profession. It can also impact our physical and mental health and tragically, result in suicide. There is hope!  Here are some resources to promote optimal mental health and wellbeing of healthcare providers. Because: Sometimes, helpers need help too.


Clinician Well-being
National Academy of Medicine Resource Toolkit for Clinician well-being.

Coping with Stress
CDCs “Healthy Ways to Cope with Stress” and links to resources.

COVID-19 Information and Resources
APAs information and resources page for psychologists, health-care workers, and the public.

Emotional Support Resources for Health Care Teams
NC Medical Society’s resource page and links to supports.

Hope4Healers Helpline
Partnership with NC DHHS and NC Psychological Foundation.
Call 919-226-2002 24/7 to connect with a licensed mental health professional.

Managing mental health during COVID-19
AMAs recommendations and resources for self-care and for caring for your team and your patients.

Physician Support Line
National, free, confidential support line of volunteer psychiatrists.
No appointment needed. Call 888-409-0141 7 days/week, 8 am – 1 am.

ProQOL tool
Professional Quality of Life Scale (ProQOL) to measure burnout, compassion fatigue, and secondary traumatic stress.

SilverCloud Health
Quartet’s Computerized Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (cCBT) partner.
Self-guided content on stress, sleep, and resilience.
Create an account, the access for no fee using PIN QuartetFriend.


Calm and InsightTimer are no-cost meditation apps.
“Provider Resilience” has tools to manage burnout and compassion fatigue.

Gratitude Journal

Associated with increased happiness and addresses burnout.
Try Three Good Things, Resilience Tools, a personal diary, or photo-journaling.


The Truth about Burnout by Dr. Christina Maslach
Banishing Burnout
by Dr. Michael P. Leiter and Dr. Christina Maslach
by Dr. Clark Gaither

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