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.
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.
Managing mental health during COVID-19
AMAs recommendations and resources for self-care and for caring for your team and your patients.
Professional Quality of Life Scale (ProQOL) to measure burnout, compassion fatigue, and secondary traumatic stress.
Quartet’s Computerized Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (cCBT) partner.
Self-guided content on stress, sleep, and resilience.
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