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I.M. Emotional Support Hub

It’s common right now to feel overwhelmed, stressed, or depressed.

IM Emotional SupportTaking care of ourselves and encouraging others to practice self-care sustains our ability to care for those in need.

Protect your health and well-being by connecting with easily-accessible peer support through the Physician Support Line, and affordable, confidential counseling is available through The Emotional PPE Project and The Therapy Aid Coalition

 

If you or someone you know is in crisis, help is available 24/7. Text 741741 or call the National Suicide Prevention Lifeline (1-800-273-8255) or Disaster Distress Hotline (1-800-985-5990).

Peer Support

  • Call the Physician Support Line (1-888-409-0141) for free and confidential just-in-time peer support. Visit their resource page for tips to maintain and enhance your well-being.
  • Partner with an accountability buddy. Establish formal peer support and use quick check-ins (face-to-face, telephone, text, or e-mail) to provide encouragement and reminders.

Counseling

Protect your mental health and well-being by connecting with affordable, confidential counseling for health care workers through:

Additional Support Resources

For Individuals

ACP Webinars with CME

American Psychological Association (APA) 5 Science-based Tips for Managing Your Stress (posters and videos)

Duke Health Well-being Tools

This list of tools is evidence-based, interactive, and specifically designed for busy healthcare workers. Interventions are 2-20 mins. each and can be completed between 3-15 days. Participants will receive prompts for the tools via email or text message.

Center for Study of Traumatic Stress Resources

  • Fact Sheet: Sustaining the Well-Being of Healthcare Personnel during Coronavirus and other Infectious Disease Outbreaks
  • Fact Sheet: Notifying Families after a COVID-19 Death
  • Fact Sheet: Fight COVID-19 with Better Sleep Health: A Guide for Hospital Workers

Self-compassion Resources

American Federation for Suicide Prevention Resource

Free and Confidential Mental Health Guardian Mobile Application

  • Heroes Health is a free and confidential mental health mobile application that empowers healthcare workers to safeguard their mental health through consistent check-ins.

Connect Through the Arts

For Organizations and Leadership

ACP Webinars with CME

Peer Support

American Psychiatric Association Resource

  • Guidance Document: Actions and Activities that a Healthcare Organization Can Take to Support Its Physician Workforce Well-Being During COVID-19 and Beyond
  • Employer Resources: E-learning and concise downloadable guides to help organizations support employee mental health and well-being.

Center for Study of Traumatic Stress Resources

  • Fact Sheet: Managing the Stress of Returning to Work after COVID-19: A Guide for Supervisors
  • Fact Sheet: Supporting Healthcare Professionals in Times of Disaster: Reflections on “At-Risk Employees”
  • Fact Sheet: Grief Leadership During COVID-19

American Federation for Suicide Prevention Resource

Mental Health Guardian Mobile Application

  • Heroes Health is a free and confidential mental health mobile application that empowers healthcare organizations to safeguard their healthcare workers’ mental health through consistent check-ins.