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Mental Health Resources

The following resources are mostly free, confidential, and available to health care providers and all others impacted by the COVID-19 pandemic.

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Applications

COVID Coach  

Supports self-care and overall mental health during the COVID-19 pandemic through education about affective coping strategies and other tools, including specific resources for health care workers. Provides tools for self-care, to improve emotional wellbeing, and trackers to check on mood and mental health over time. Available in Spanish. No Cost

CrewCare

Provides a wellness tracker, a tool to evaluate stress load, and the ability to compare individual results to industry averages. Designed for first responders and extended to health care providers. No Cost

Heroes Health

Allows healthcare workers and first responders to track their mental health and access mental health resources. No Cost

Provider Resilience App

Addresses burnout, compassion fatigue, and secondary traumatic stress experienced by health care workers and other providers. Originally created for providers treating military personnel. No Cost

PTSD Coach

Helps individuals learn about Post Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD) and how to manage symptoms. Tools include a PTSD self-assessment, relaxation techniques, anger management strategies, and information on other resources. Also available online PTSD Coach Online. Available in Spanish. No Cost

Support

Frontline Help

Provides free coaching support for health care workers and frontline staff dealing with COVID-19. Coaching is not psychotherapy but can effectively provide a safe space to talk through challenging situations, manage stress, and identify personal strengths and resiliency. No Cost

National Academy of Medicine

Provides a collection of resources on clinician wellness during COVID-19, including webinars, podcasts, videos, articles, and fact sheets. Addresses clinician burnout, wellness information, strategies and tools, and includes resources created by and for specific types of clinicians. No Cost

National Association of Mental Illness (NAMI) – Health Care Professionals

Offers a range of resources for health care workers including information on when to reach out for support after experiencing continued stressors and trauma on the job.  Includes lists of counseling resources, peer-to-peer resources and tools to learn coping skills and build resilience.

NurseGroups

Provides no-cost, confidential, videoconference groups for nurses to connect and process the stress of being a provider during the COVID-19 pandemic together. No Cost

PeerRxMed

Provides a peer-to-peer program for physicians and other health care workers to supply support, connection, encouragement, resources, and skill-building to address and prevent professional and moral distress, depression, and burnout. No Cost

PsychHub – COVID-19 Healthcare Professionals  

Offers mental wellbeing resources for health care workers during the COVID-19 pandemic. Resources include evidence-based courses and downloadable PDFs and videos designed to offer an immersive experience to help change behavior and improve wellness. No Cost

ResponderStrong

Contains resources designed for emergency responders and their families but is also relevant to individuals in other roles. Includes listings for crisis support and professional clinical services; self-help tools for stress management and wellness; educational reading, videos, and podcasts; and articles and research on responder mental health. No cost for most online resources. Fees for professional clinical services

The Schwartz Center

Provides information, tips, resources, and weekly webinars to support healthcare workers during the COVID-19 pandemic. No cost for COVID-19 materials. Other materials require membership.

Counseling

The Battle Within

Provides free therapy services for healthcare workers, first responders, and veterans who are in crisis, or who are experiencing grief, anxiety, stress, or trauma. No Cost

The Emotional Personal Protective Equipment (PPE) Project 

Helps connect healthcare professionals with licensed mental health care professionals for services. No Cost

Talkspace

Provides comprehensive online mental health treatment options, access to virtual psychiatry services, and resources specific to anxiety and trauma caused by the COVID-19 pandemic. Some cost - with financial discounts for healthcare providers.

Therapy Aid

Provides pro-bono therapy for healthcare workers and other frontline responders, including individual and group support. No cost & low-cost short-term therapy.

911 At Ease International

Provides access to free trauma counseling for healthcare workers, other frontline responders, and their families. No Cost

Help Lines

 

National Alliance on Mental Illness (NAMI) Helpline

Provides information, referrals, and support for the treatment of mental health conditions. Available Monday – Friday, 10 am – 8 pm ET. Call 800-950-NAMI (6264)No Cost

For the Frontlines

Offers healthcare workers support dealing with the anxiety, stress, fear, isolation, or other difficult emotions experienced during COVID-19 pandemic by text. Available 24 hours a day.Text FRONTLINE to 741741

NYC COVID Care Network

Provides consultation and support to all essential workers and family members of essential workers impacted by COVID-19 through a volunteer network of mental health professionals, life coaches and spiritual care providers. If you want to be contacted by a volunteer fill out this online form.

Physicians Support Line

Gives physicians and medical students access to psychiatrists to provide support in navigating the intersections of personal and professional life in a confidential setting. Created with the mission of physicians supporting physicians. Available 7 days a week 8 am – 1 am ET. Call 888-409-0141

SAMHSA (Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration) Crisis/Disaster Line 

Offers immediate crisis counseling for people experiencing emotional distress related to any natural or human-caused disaster including the COVID-19 crisis. Available 24 hours a day, 7 days a week. Call or Text 800-985-5990

Crisis Help Lines

National Suicide Prevention Lifeline

Provides free and confidential emotional support to people in suicidal crisis or emotional distress. Available 24 hours a day, 7 days a week. Call 800-273-8255. Chat online

Crisis Text Line

Provides access to a live, trained Crisis Counselor over text. Available 24 hours a day, 7 days a week.Text HOME to 741741

The Emergency Services Programs (ESP) Resource Guide

The Emergency Services Programs Resource Guide lists all ESPs statewide, their location, corresponding cities and town and toll-free crisis number. Download English  Download SpanishCall Statewide ESP Toll-Free Number 1-877-382-1609

Resources for the General Public

Happify

Brings the theory of positive psychology to the public through an app containing tools and effective exercises to reduce negative feelings and thoughts and improve life satisfaction. No cost for the basic app. Up to $11.99/month for advanced options

Headspace

Provides meditation and mindfulness essentials to help with stress and sleep through an app offering guided meditations, animations, articles and videos. Subscription Cost: $12.99/month or $95 annually

One Mind Psyber Guide 

Offers unbiased expert reviews of mental health apps and digital health resources to help people use technology to improve wellbeing. Includes ratings based upon credibility, user experience, and transparency of privacy practices. No Cost

Mindshift CBT

Uses evidence-based strategies in Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT) to help individuals learn to relax, be mindful, and develop more effective ways of thinking. It also offers users active steps to take charge of anxiety. Available in French. No Cost

Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration (SAMHSA)

Provides resources for substance use and mental health treatment services and lists helplines and hotlines for immediate support. No cost for helplines/hotlines. Treatment costs vary

U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs – National Center for PTSD – COVID

Offers information and strategies to help the public, healthcare workers and first responders with stress, grief and anxiety related to the COVID-19 pandemic. Includes links to resources to support self-care, the work of providers and community efforts. No Cost

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