- 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
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
- 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
- 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.
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
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
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.
- 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
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
- 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
- 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
- 988 Suicide & Crisis 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 or text 988. Chat online at 988lifeline.org.
- 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 Spanish. Call Statewide ESP Toll-Free Number 1-877-382-1609
Resources for the General Public
- 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
Information, support and referrals for a variety of health-related issues and topics.
- More to the Story
Offers resources from the MA Department of Mental Health on how and why to talk about mental health.