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Now Available! ANA’s Self-Recovery Package for Nurses

Massachusetts Frontline Worker Resources (An initiative of the Office of the Attorney General of Massachusetts).

Navigating Nursing Webinar
Mental Health of Nurses: Supporting You and Your Nursing Colleagues When They Need it Most .  This webinar provides one contact hour and will be available on demand after the presentation. The cost is $0 for members or $29 for non-members.  Learn more about the entire Navigate Nursing bundle and how you can earn 4 CE at no charge to you.  Registration is required for this webinar and access the previous webinars until December 31, 2020 on demand.

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Mental Health Resources

      From the Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration (SAMSHA)
      National Help Line (1-800-662-4357)
      Disaster Distress Helpline (1-800-985-5990 or text TalkWithUs to 66746)
       Treatment locators is a free directory to help find local options for care
      Massachusetts state resource phone lines and webpages:
      Massachusetts 2-1-1 line (dial 2-1-1)
      2-1-1 HelpSteps page
      Network of Care Massachusetts is a comprehensive statewide online resource to help patients find information on mental health supports and services in their community.
      The Massachusetts Department of Mental Health Multilingual Resources page offers non-English information for coping with stress and other behavioral health conditions during the COVID-19 public health crisis.
      MCPAP for Moms provides mental health resources for expectant mothers and families 
      The NAMI Massachusetts COMPASS provides a mental health resource phone hotline and email address.
      NAMI Massachusetts also published a region-based list of Emergency Service Providers (ESPs) to provide assistance with mental health crises
      NAMI Massachusetts also hosts virtual support groups for individuals and families dealing with mental illness during the state of emergency - the Connection Recovery Support Group and Family Support Groups
      Visit the Children's Mental Health Campaign COVID-19 Resource Page for information specific to assisting children with behavioral health needs and additional resources.
      Cambridge Health Alliance offers a wide variety of mental health and psychiatry services for people of all ages, incomes, and cultural backgrounds.
      Mount Auburn Hospital Behavioral Health offers a variety of services for adults.
      De Novo assists clients who are experiencing anxiety, depression, social isolation, relationship difficulties, family troubles, work problems, trauma associated with violence, or have other concerns.
      Riverside Community Care offers a variety of mental health and recovery services for children, youth, and adults.

Free COVID-19 Self-Care Package for Nurses

Pulse on the Nation’s Nurses: A COVID-19 Survey Series

The first survey—open now —focuses on the pandemic’s impacts on the mental health and well-being of nurses nationwide.

RN Perks (ANA)

Two months online yoga for free!

Feeling unwell? Check your symptoms

Coronavirus Response Fund for Nurses (American Nurses Foundation) (3/30)

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National Academy of Medicine COVID-19 Resource Page
The National Alliance on Mental Health (NAMI) Helpline is available to provide guidance Monday through Friday from 10:00 am-6:00 pm ET at (800) 950-6264. Nurses who feel overwhelmed by depression, anxiety, or hopelessness should contact the Substance Abuse and Mental Health Service Administration (SAMHSA) Disaster Distress Line at (800) 985-5992 or text “TalkWithUs” to 66746. If you’re having thoughts of harming or killing yourself, contact the National Suicide Prevention Lifeline at (800) 273-TALK (8255) or call 911

Easing the psychological impact of COVID-19 for nurses

Inspirational Video from Brett Culp (former ANCC keynote speaker)

ANA's COVID-19 Care Package (Free)
ANA has created a care package of free courses to thank the entire nursing community supporting the COVID-19 response. As the coronavirus (COVID-19) continues to impact nurses across the globe, ANA wants to share resources to support you, your safety and the important work you do.
Topics include:

  • Nursing Ethics: Strategies to Resolve the Top Ethical Dilemmas Nurses Face
  • Moral Resilience
  • Dealing with Fatigue: Strategies for Nurse Leaders
  • Promoting Nurse Self-Care: Emotional and Mental Wellbeing
  • A Nurse's Guide to Preventing Compassion Fatigue, Moral Distress, and Burnout

Healthy Nurse,Healthy Nation Resources:
Six Tips for Nurses Coping with the COVID-19 Pandemic

Coronavirus - Dealing with Outbreak Fear by Brad Yates

Ohio State University: Reducing COVID-19 Anxiety

American Psychiatric Nurses Association

Other Free Resources:
Free Meditations to Support Healthcare Professionals

Free Stress Relief Resources from NH Professionals Health Program

Self Care
Healing Ourselves While Healing Others: Nursing During the Coronavirus Pandemic

Managing Healthcare Workers' Stress Associated with the COVID-19 Virus Outbreak


Psychological First Aid
Psychological First Aid Mobile App

Overcoming Compassion Fatigue: the Prescription for Regaining Energy and Balance