COVID Created Mental Health Issues
COVID-19 has traumatized the world, but no group has been more impacted than frontline healthcare workers. After months of battling the pandemic (and no end in sight), they are facing unprecedented levels of stress, depression, anxiety, hopelessness—and increasingly, post-traumatic stress disorder.
Why Cope When You Can Heal? is an essential resource for doctors, nurses, paramedics, and other healthcare professionals—and the leaders who support them—as they navigate the traumatic stress they have experienced and continue to face. It shares treatment options along with exercises, tools, and tips that frontline workers can start using today.
A PTSD Pandemic Is on the Horizon
Here’s What Healthcare Workers Can Do to Protect Themselves. COVID-19 remains a serious threat to all of us. But for the healthcare providers working on the front lines, it presents another danger: the looming threat of post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD). This advice can help you better understand how to begin to heal.
Mental Health Tune-Ups Can Help You Weather COVID-19 Chaos.
Frontline healthcare workers are struggling to cope with COVID-19. But as essential workers, they still need to show up and do their work. Here are some simple things healthcare workers can do to bolster their mental health while continuing to help patients.
Why COVID-19 Is the “Perfect Storm” for Healthcare Workers
Under normal circumstances, healthcare providers can work in extremely stressful environments. But during COVID-19, they are struggling like never before. Here are some of the factors that have made up the “perfect storm” healthcare workers are in today.
Stamping Out the Stigma
10 Ways Healthcare Leaders Can Bring Mental Health Issues Out of the Closet. Healthcare workers are some of the world’s grittiest, most resilient people. So it’s not surprising that a “just get over it” culture has developed in our industry.
On one hand, it allows us to do the tough work we do. On the other, it has led to a stigma around seeking help for mental health issues. Here’s are a few tips for supporting your workers through the pandemic while dismantling the stigma around their mental health struggles.
Surgical Empathy Can Heal Traumatized Healthcare Workers
There’s growing evidence that healthcare workers are developing PTSD due to COVID-19. But Mark Goulston, MD says PTSD is not inevitable. His approach to treating traumatic stress—called Surgical Empathy—helps healthcare providers heal from the inside out. Here are some insights about Surgical Empathy, along with advice for beginning to heal.
Quick Tips to Help Healthcare Providers Make It Through the Workday
If you’re a healthcare worker, you already know that you can’t stop during your shift just because you are stressed, anxious, upset, or exhausted. But that doesn’t mean you have to suffer throughout the workday. Try these quick and simple things to ease stress and anxiety so you can keep going.
Do You Love Someone Working in Healthcare? Here’s How to Support Them During COVID-19
If you are the partner, family member, or friend of healthcare workers, you no doubt want to give them all the support they need—but you may not know-how. This advice can help you better understand what they are going through and what you can do to help.
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