Nurses - we know and appreciate how hard you are working on behalf of your patients during this unprecedented pandemic. With you, we are fighting for the best protections for your patients and yourself. Part of that protection is to support one another.
Please consider taking advantage of the following opportunities to care for yourself in these testing times.
National Alliance on Mental Illness
The National Alliance on Mental Illness is offering a free, confidential and non-judgmental support line for health care professionals responding to Covid-19. Though we are being called heroes, we know we are only too human. You might notice signs of distress, including problems eating, sleeping, remembering, and thinking clearly. A confidential talk with a genuine and concerned volunteer professional, who understands the impact of trauma on workers in health care settings, can help you get back your equilibrium.
The Emotional PPE Project
The Emotional PPE Project is a directory that provides contact information of volunteer mental health practitioners to healthcare workers whose mental health has been impacted by the Covid-19 crisis. This is a nationwide service.
All services provided through The Emotional PPE Project are free of charge.
Therapy Aid Coalition
Therapy Aid Coalition provides free and low fee short-term essential therapy for essential workers. It is serving all United States essential workers, whether furloughed or employed, as well as their adult family members during the Covid-19 pandemic.