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COVID Resources

To support psychiatric-mental health nurses as they address concerns and promote mental health during this time, here are resources containing information about mental health and the coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19). As additional information becomes available, more resources will be shared. To suggest resources to be added to this page, please email inform@apna.org.

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Suicide Prevention Resource Center Treating Suicidal Patients During COVID-19

A series of videos covering: Initiating & Making Remote Contact, Assessing Suicide Risk, and Developing a Safety Plan Remotely
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Joint Commission Providing Behavioral Health Care Via Telehealth

Covers issues relevant to organizations managing the COVID-19 pandemic
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CDC Guidance: Using Telehealth to Expand Access to Essential Health Services during the COVID-19 Pandemic

Telehealth Modalities, Benefits and Potential Uses of Telehealth, Strategies to Increase Telehealth Uptake, Telehealth Reimbursement, Safeguards for Telehealth Services, Potential Limitations of Telehealth
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Recovery and Reintegration for Healthcare Workers Following COVID-19 Surges

Recognizing these stressors associated with reintegration helps promote strategies that individuals and organizations can take to promote healthy reintegration.
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Self-care strategies in response to nurses’ moral injury during COVID-19 pandemic

Strategies designed to ease the pain of moral injury related to COVID-19, including building moral resilience through mindfulness and practicing self-stewardship by nurturing yourself.
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COVID-19 Policy Updates

This page will continue to be updated as new guidance and information becomes available. General | Substance Use Disorder Treatment | Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services | Additional Info General Updates Enhanced
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National Institutes of Health

The new Spanish COVID-19 site features health information on testing, treatments, vaccines, clinical trials, and more.
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SAMHSA’s Crisis Services: Meeting Needs, Saving Lives

A compendium detailing crisis intervention services, best practices and related components of crisis services, for use by a wide array of community leaders and health care providers to work toward
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SAMHSA COVID-19 Guidance and Resources

Consolidated resources with regular updates regarding the coronavirus.
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CMS Telemedicine Toolkit

Toolkit to help expand access to care during this time using telehealth.
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NAMI Updates on the Coronavirus

Tips for workplaces and individuals with mental illnesses to be proactive about COVID-19.
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ANA Guidance for Nurses Who Want to Volunteer

Questions to answer to determine if you are able to volunteer during this time of crisis.
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AACRAO COVID-19 Crisis Practices

The American Association of Collegiate Registrars and Admissions Officers issued guidelines on new practices and policy exceptions during the public health crisis.
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CSTS Psychological Effects of Quarantine During the Coronavirus Outbreak

The Center for the Study of Traumatic Stress describes the impact of quarantine on mental health and outlines strategies to support mental well-being.
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How to Prepare for a Video Appointment with Your Mental Health Clinician

An infographic from SMIAdviser on tips for using telehealth options with your mental health clinician.
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SMIAdviser: Tips for Telehealth Billing During the COVID-19 Pandemic

A tip sheet on how to bill telehealth sessions during this pandemic.
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AFSP Taking Care of Your Mental Health in the Face of Uncertainty

Actionable ways to take care of your mental health in the current climate.
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CDC Mental Health & Coping During Coronavirus

Basic information around mental health impact, stress management, and tailored advice for parents and responders.
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Strategies to Support the Health and Well-Being of Clinicians During the COVID-19 Outbreak

Tips to manage stress, avoid burnout, and practice self care during this pandemic.
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ANA COVID-19 Webinar Series

Free webinars from the American Nurses Association covering everything from PPE to ethical dilemmas.
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SAGE Journals Coronavirus Research

A compendium of recent research on COVID-19 from various scholarly publications.
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WHO Mental Health in Emergencies

A fact sheet on common impact of emergencies on mental health and ways to mitigate this effect.
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APNA Tips & Info for Psychiatric-Mental Health Nurses

Support for PMH nurses during this rapidly evolving situation.
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ICN Nurses and Disaster Risk Reduction, Response, and Recovery

A position statement on the role of nurses when responding to disaster.
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Managing Stress & Self-Care During COVID-19

Use these tips to help take care of your mental health, manage your stress, and prevent burnout as you provided essential care.
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Well-Being Initiative

Nurses are on the frontlines during the COVID-19 (coronavirus) pandemic, providing crucial care in the face of unprecedented circumstances. Use these tools, recommended by other nurses, to easily and
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Cultivating Our Best Selves in Response to COVID-19: The Community Resiliency Model

Strengthen and access your 'best self' through body-based approaches to reduce the impact of stress and trauma. Free Contact Hours!
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The Impact of COVID-19 Extreme Stress and Trauma on Health Care Providers

In this issue brief, get information about coping during COVID-19, including quick self-care strategies to manage extreme stress as well as practical steps for community stakeholders
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COVID-19 Pandemic: The Pivotal Role of Psychiatric-Mental Health Nurses

In this one sheet, get information about COVID-19, including three actionable steps for psychiatric-mental health nurses, best practices from SAMHSA, and more.
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Clinical Practice During COVID-19

A panel discussion on the impact of the COVID-19 pandemic on clinical practice and strategies for providing care to patients during this time. Free Contact Hours!
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CDC Coronavirus Guidance for Health Professionals

Guidelines and resources specifically for healthcare personnel on the front lines of caring for patients with confirmed or possible infection with COVID-19
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NCSBN Daily Updates

Archive of daily updates from the National Council of State Boards of Nursing on resources and implications for nursing practice during COVID-19.
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ANA Coronavirus Preparedness

Information and best practices for nurses during the COVID-19 pandemic.
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TJC Webinar: Preparing Behavioral Health Organizations for Coronavirus

An overview of clinical presentations of coronavirus and specific suggestions for decreasing the risk of transmission in the behavioral health setting.
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AACN Coronavirus Resources for Nurse Educators

A collection of resources that pertain to nursing school deans, faculty, and students.
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SAMHSA Tips for Social Distancing, Quarantine, and Isolation During an Infectious Disease Outbreak

Strategies for complying with recommendations for social distancing, quarantine, and isolation and supporting wellness.
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ANA Adapting Standards of Care Under Extreme Conditions

A policy paper with guidelines for healthcare professionals providing care during a crisis.