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Warning!

Almost everyone in a situation like yours experiences stress. The important thing is to address this stress to safeguard your well-being.

Did you know that most people who experience impacts on their mental health and get the support they need to recover completely? There are many evidence-based ways to manage your stress in the moment and for the long term. Depending on your needs, you can make use of a variety of easy and accessible options.

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Peer Support
Guided Relaxation
Exercise
Apps with Tools
Workbook
Self-Care Toolkit
Immediate Help

Immediate Help

If you feel overwhelmed by sadness, depression, anxiety, or hopelessness, or have had or begun to act on thoughts of killing or hurting yourself, call 911.

You can also call or text one of these crisis hotlines for an immediate response:

  • National Suicide Prevention Lifeline: 1-800-273-TALK (8255)
  • SAMHSA Disaster Distress Helpline: 1-800-985-5990 or text TalkWithUs to 66746
  • Crisis Text Line: Text HOME to 741741

Looking for help and not sure where to start?
Use this Nurses’ Guide to Mental Health Support Services to better understand what support systems and services are available to you and how to locate them. From peer support options to easy and anonymous ways to find a mental health provider, this guide provides steps to locate the help that is right for you.

Peer Support

Talking with people who might understand what you are going through can help you understand your experience and reactions and reduce your stress.

Happy App Warmline

Talk with a Support Giver team member after a challenging shift, relieve yourself of stressful thoughts, or rebuild your resilience with one-on-one 24/7 emotional support.

Download App

PeerRx Med

Designed to help providers move toward thriving both personally and professionally, this program matches you with a peer buddy who also works in health care.

Sign Up

Guided Relaxation

Guided meditation is a great tool to help you quickly alleviate stress and anxiety and bring you back to the current moment.

Mindfulness & Compassion Sessions

Mindfulness practice helps reduce stress and unpleasant thoughts. Use these daily streams and recordings of mindfulness and compassion sessions to find relaxation.

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Shine Meditations

Meditation is a proven tool to reduce stress & anxiety. If things feel overwhelming: Try re-centering with one of the short meditations.

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Exercise

Engaging in 30 minutes of movement of your choice will improve your mood and help you cope. Here are a few options:

Yoga with Adrienne

Focus on developing strength of mind and body while tuning in to the present moment. These free yoga videos vary by length, ability, and more.

Go to Videos

 

YMCA On-Demand Exercise Videos

A library of on-demand exercise videos that range from dance to bootcamp and are appropriate for a variety of ages and abilities.

Go to Videos

 

ANAE Healthy Nurse, Healthy Nation

Join challenges with fellow nurses to improve your well-being through physical activity, nutrition, rest, quality of life, and safety.

Sign Up

5-Minute Tai Chi Video

Reduce stress and anxiety through this low impact exercise composed of gentle, flowing movements and deep breathing.

Go to Video

 

American Heart Association Virtual Workouts

Living room-friendly exercise videos and streaming workouts that energize and release endorphins to boost your mental health.

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Qigong 20-Minute Daily Routine

A practice of gentle movements, meditation, and breathing that can promote a sense of calm.

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Apps with Well-Being Tools

Using these apps to prioritize your well-being and address any overwhelming feelings for even a few moments each day will help reduce your likelihood of stress and burnout.

COVID Coach App

Mark your favorite coping tools and track your mental health over time. Set reminders to visit the app each day and work toward your goals.

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Virtual Hope Box App

Download this app for simple tools to help with coping, relaxation, distraction, and positive thinking.

On Google Play On Apple Store

 

Sanvello for Stress & Anxiety App

A clinically proven app that offers features such as peer support, coping tools, meditations, daily mood tracking, and assessments.

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PTSD Coach App

Whether or not you have PTSD, this app offers education, a self-assessment, opportunities to find support, and tools to manage stress.

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My3 App

Define your network and your plan to stay safe so that you can be prepared to help yourself and reach out to others when you are having thoughts of suicide.

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Workbook

Grab a pen and work through what you’re experiencing, process your emotions, and build an action plan to cope.

 

Coronavirus Anxiety Workbook

From The Wellness Society, written exercises that take you through identifying what you’re experiencing and coping tools to help address it. (Available in Spanish here.)

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Self-Care Toolkits

Toolkits equipped with resources and tools to help you take care of yourself – all in one place.

 

Care for Your Coronavirus Anxiety

Research-backed and helpful tools for you—articles, meditations, access to mental health experts, anxiety screenings, and more.

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Center for Mindful Self-Compassion

Online resources for healthcare workers including meditations, coaching and therapy, inspirational videos and poetry, and instructional classes and courses..

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