COVID-19: Stress and Coping Resources

Health care workers and community members are facing challenges like never before due to the COVID-19 pandemic. A great deal of focus centers on obtaining needed personal protective equipment to protect the physical health of clinicians and staff, but equally important are resources to protect their mental health. There are many ways to address mental wellbeing, including mindfulness and stress reduction; crisis support; and, if needed, therapy and/or medication.

We hope you find the strategies and resources on this page useful to manage your own mental wellbeing, and the mental wellbeing of your health care providers during the pandemic or any other crisis. For a comprehensive catalog of COVID-19 resources, visit the AHA's Updates and Resources on Novel Coronavirus (COVID-19) webpage.


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As hospital and health system clinicians and staff take on the COVID-19 pandemic, they are experiencing stress and anxiety at a new level. These curated tools and resources can help health care workers address their mental well-being as they fight the virus.

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The COVID-19 pandemic can cause distress for all involved, including providers of behavioral health services. These tools and resources address resiliency, strength, overcoming challenges of social distancing and supporting mental health professionals in their efforts to adapt their delivery of services.

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The stress and anxiety caused by the COVID-19 pandemic impacts everyone. Even once the stay-at-home, or “safer at home,” restrictions are lifted, stress and anxiety caused by this virus will remain for many. The tools and resources gathered here are intended to help individuals, parents and children address these challenges and manage their well-being.

 

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